Published on 18 October 2013
The hard work and many successes of the air cargo community were celebrated last night at the Payload Asia Awards 2013, which honoured the very best in the industry at a spectacular gala dinner and awards ceremony held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore. Guest of honour at the event was the Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Mr Yap Ong Heng.
Among the 23 awards given out was a special Editor’s Choice Award which saw Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Officer of SwissWorldCargo, honoured with Personality of the Year, for his work championing the industry as chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
One of the new award categories this year is the Lifetime Achievement Award, which went to Ram C. Menen.
Emirates SkyCargo took home the Overall Carrier of the Year award, while three Asian carriers scooped up the remaining top cargo carrier awards including Garuda Indonesia Cargo, for Rising Star Cargo Carrier of the Year, All Nippon Airways for Combination Carrier of the Year, and Singapore Airlines Cargo for Maindeck/Specialist Carrier of the Year. Belgium’s Liege Airport took home the Airport of the Year award.
The top three finalists for each of the awards were selected by an expert judging panel which evaluated 80 nominations. This was followed by a vote cast by nearly 18,000 readers and customers to determine the winners in each of the categories. All results were audited by independent auditing firm Summit Planners.
The awards were presented during a gala dinner attended by more than 200 members of the air cargo fraternity and hosted by Payload Asia, part of the Contineo Media group.
Next year’s awards will be held on 2nd October 2014 in Singapore. It will return to the conference and awards format with an expanded conference agenda. It is anticipated this event will continue to be an important highlight on the air cargo industry’s calendar.
Overall Carrier of the Year – Emirates SkyCargo
Rising Star Carrier of the Year – Garuda Indonesia Cargo
Combination Carrier of the Year – All Nippon Airways
Maindeck/Specialist Carrier of the Year – Singapore Airlines Cargo
Global Logistics Provider of the Year – Agility
Regional Logistics Provider of the Year – Jan De Rijk Logistics
Global Freight Forwarder of the Year – FedEx Trade Networks
Regional Freight Forwarder of the Year – Kerry Logistics
Global Express Provider of the Year – DHL Express
Regional Express Provider of the Year – Blue Dart
ACMI/Charter Operator of the Year – Atlas Air
IT Provider of the Year – IBS Software Services
Charter Broker of the Year – Air Charter Service
Airport of the Year – Liege Airport
Ground Handler of the Year – Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl)
GSA/GSSA of the Year – ECS Group
Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Singapore Airlines Cargo
Lifetime Achievement Award – Ram C. Menen
Personality of the Year – Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Officer, SwissWorldCargo;
Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)
Innovation Award, Network Strategy – Qantas Freight
Innovation Award, Hub Development – Singapore Changi Airport
Marketing Award of the Year – Thai Airways Cargo
Media Award of the Year – Etihad Cargo
The annual awards ceremony is organised by Payload Asia magazine, a specialist air cargo publication focusing on the Asia-Pacific, Indian Subcontinent and Middle East regions that provides accurate and up-to-date news and information on the air cargo industry and related sectors. The top three finalists for each of the awards were selected by an expert judging panel which evaluated 80 nominations. This was followed by a vote cast by over 18,000 readers to determine the winners in each of the categories. All results were audited by independent auditing agency Summit Planners.
Next year’s awards will be held on 30th October in Singapore.
Contact : Donald Urquhart, Editor, Payload Asia
Email : email@example.com
Telephone : (+65) 6521 9760