About The Event

The first ever Logistics & Transport Awards will see limelight in 2018, aimed at recognising past triumphs and acknowledging the future strategies of logistics and supply chain companies from around the region. The awards will cater to individuals and companies from a variety of sectors— from transportation, cargo, and warehouses, to e-commerce, supply chain, and technology. Companies are welcome to nominate people, projects, and facilities across 14 categories; the entries will be judged by a carefully selected panel of industry experts.

The awards presentation will happen at a gala dinner in a five-star venue – both a celebration and an essential networking opportunity. Winners will receive a commemorative trophy, plus extensive print and online coverage of their success in Logistics News ME. Nominate yourselves now, to stand a chance to win at the most-promising industry awards event of 2018.

Categories

Company Awards

This award category recognises the most efficient and respected Express Logistics Provider in the region. Judges will be looking at a consistent track record and strong client portfolio. Incorporation of recent trends such as e-commerce logistics, last mile delivery, and inclusion of technology will all be taken into consideration.
Entries for the Express Logistics Provider of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, opening new offices, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Details of key partnerships formed during the last 12 months
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
The Warehouse Facility/Firm of the Year seeks to award a distinguished facility that meets several criteria on the list of what makes a warehouse ideal:
  • Proximity to the city’s central hub and transportation modes such as railways and ports
  • Safety and security
  • Parking space
  • Adequate storage space
  • Relevant material handling appliances and technology
  • Disaster and emergency management
  • Designed to meet the needs of the product it caters to i.e., perishables, chemicals, dry goods, etc
  • Skilled workforce
Entries for the Warehouse Facility/Firm of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, warehouse(s) location, workforce
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Features of the warehouse
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
Consumer goods suppliers in the F&B, retail, e-commerce and other product sectors have to constantly keep up with market demand and supply from distributors. This is where logistics providers step in to provide agile and optimum services, thus completing the supply chain cycle smoothly.
Entries for the FMCG Logistics Provider of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Products handled and key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
Technology has played a pivotal role in transforming the logistics landscape, and tech companies constantly strive to offer the next ‘big thing’ to increase productivity in the supply chain. The Most Innovative Technology for Logistics award recognises such companies and their unique product offerings for the market, in fields such as warehouse, express delivery, supply chain management, and more.
Entries for the Most Innovative Technology for Logistics category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Technology solutions and target markets
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
This award is for companies displaying excellence in freight forwarding, in terms of service and efficiency in ocean, air, road or rail freight.
Entries for the Freight Forwarding Company of the Year should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Volume of freight handled in past year
  • Services provider and countries that you cater to
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
  • Challenging projects taken on in the past 12 months
Free zones act as a vital hub for trade coming in and out of the region. Free zones are a popular choice for companies looking to set up business in a new location, with the UAE alone boasting more than 40 free zones. This award aims to recognise such free zones and to appreciate the extent of trade that they have driven in the region.
Entries for Trade Facilitator/Free zone of the Year should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the free zone, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Trade volumes in the past one year
  • Demonstrate ways in which the free zone has grown in the past year in terms of clients operating in the zone, business initiatives, technology innovation
  • Key industries served
Since the advent of autonomous transport, be it driverless trains or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the region has stood witness to rampant innovation in the field of transporting both passengers and goods. This award aims to recognise such a transport company, who provide services that not only imbibe technology, but also set the path for others to follow.
Entries for Innovation in Transport should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year
  • Technology innovations that the company has brought to the market
  • Sustainability initiatives in the field of transport
The rise of the digital era has paved the way for several new companies in the market. These companies rely on fresh ideas and technology to change the way business is done, and while they may not be the biggest companies in the sector, they are certainly challenging the ‘traditional’ notion of the industry. This award aims to recognise these new players that are trying to change the logistics and transportation landscape, one solution at a time.
Entries for the Logistics Startup of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years (or less, if valid) or nearest estimates
  • Funding and investment
  • Technology solutions and target market
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
This award recognises companies that provide optimal temperature controlled services, while balancing energy consumption, costs and efficiency.
Entries for the Cold Chain Service Provider category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce
  • Cold chain services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served and customer feedback
This award recognises a new safety initiative that a port or operator has introduced in the past year, and how it has benefitted not just the port and its personnel itself, but also those that trade via the port.
Entries for the Port Safety Initiatives category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the port/operator, headquarters, workforce
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Safety initiatives adopted by the port
  • Evidence of safety trainings and changes in the company’s safety culture
  • Evidence of improvement in lost time accidents and safety of personnel
  • Key clients served and customer feedback
This award recognises sustainable and ethical business initiatives to improve the quality of the supply chain, right from the sourcing stage to the final delivery of a product to the customer. Supply chain ethics broadly cover:
  • Safe working conditions
  • Eradication of child labour and malpractices in business (anti-bribery, anti-corruption)
  • Environmental awareness
  • Appropriate pay and working hours
  • Sustainable sourcing of raw materials
  • Following rules and regulations of the countries that the company operates in

Ethical supply chain can be applied to a variety of sectors—from construction and technology, to F&B and pharmaceuticals, and as such this category is open to a broad range of companies. We also welcome submissions from solutions providers, e.g. 3PLs and consultancies, but only when in partnership with an end-user practitioner client.
Entries for Ethical Supply Chain Initiative of the Year should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Ethical supply chain initiatives undertaken, and results achieved
  • Explain what makes your initiatives stand apart from the others
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served

Individual Awards

A supply chain manager oversees everyday operations of a business, ensuring logistical operations run smoothly, and that the correct ratio of demand and supply is maintained through the service offering.
Entries for the Supply Chain Manager of the Year should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the person, his full job title, job duration with the company
  • Details of projects worked on during the period for the company
  • Evidence of strong organisational ability during the period
  • Evidence of managing complexity and overcoming challenges during the process
It isn’t a norm to find a female working in the transport and logistics industry, and as such it is still a rarity. This award aims to honour and celebrate the most inspirational women working within the industry and raise awareness of the diverse opportunities available – encouraging greater numbers of women to work in the sector.
Entries for the Women Professional in Transport & Logistics should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the person, her full job title, job duration with the company
  • Details of projects worked on during the period for the company
  • Evidence of strong organisational ability during the period
  • Evidence of managing complexity and overcoming challenges during the process
This award recognises the effort of an individual that has demonstrated their commitment to the logistics and transport industry and has continuously contributed over a significant period of time.
Entries for the Lifetime Achievement in the Logistics & Transport Sector should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the person, full job title, job duration with the company
  • Details of projects worked on during the period for the company
  • Evidence of strong organisational ability during the period
  • Evidence of managing complexity and overcoming challenges during the process

Nomination

How to nominate:

  • Click “Submit Nominations’ below
  • Complete nomination details, such as name of the company or person you are nominating
  • Answer all of the required questions clearly
  • In your submission be sure to include details showing why your entry deserves to win over others.
  • [Optional] Upload any supporting files in a single PDF within the form itself

The team will confirm whether your nomination has been received and a confirmation email will be sent to you. Any further queries can be e-mailed to mehak@bncpublishing.net and/or paromita@bncpublishing.net

Nomination deadline: September 1st, 2018

FAQs

The event will take place on Tuedsday, October 16, 2018, at The St Regis Dubai.
Nomination open: July 1st, 2018
Final nomination deadline: September 1, 2018
Yes, you can nominate for more than one category, but you will be required to fill separate forms for each nomination.
For table bookings and event attendance details, contact:
Joaquim D’Costa: +971 50 4402706 / jo@bncpublishing.net
Vish Shetty: +971 52 1193077 / vish@bncpublishing.net
The winners will be chosen by an expert panel comprising industry experts.
The dress code is business attire/national dress. Evening formals are optional.

Sponsorship

Platinum Ally

Pre-event

  • Placement of logo on event advertisements preceding the event by one month
  • Placement of logo in event email shots to the Logistics News ME mailing list
  • Social media Platinum Ally placement
  • Placement of logo on all invitations
  • Mentions in press releases and subsequent published materials to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and in print

On site

  • Onsite product branding
  • Placement of logo on event site branding
  • Ally seating accommodating two full tables for the Platinum Ally for 20 guests
  • Opportunity to present awards on the night

Post-event

  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • Twelve full print pages to be used at your discretion within a period of six months in any edition of Logistics News ME

Gold Ally

Pre-event

  • Placement of logo on event advertisements preceding the event by one month
  • Placement of logo in event email shots to the Logistics News ME mailing list
  • Social media placement mentions on LNME platforms
  • Placement of logo on all invitations
  • Mentions in press releases and subsequent published materials to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and in print

On site

  • Onsite product branding
  • Placement of logo on event site branding
  • Ally seating accommodating two full tables for the Gold Ally for 15 guests
  • Opportunity to present awards on night

Post-event

  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • Eight full print pages to be used at your discretion within a period of six months in any edition of Logistics News ME

Silver Ally

Pre-event

  • Placement of logo on event advertisements preceding the event by one month
  • Social media placement mentions on LNME platforms
  • Placement of logo on all invitations
  • Mentions in press releases and subsequent published materials to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and in print

On site

  • Onsite product branding
  • Placement of logo on event site branding
  • Ally seating accommodating two full tables for the Gold Ally for four guests
  • Opportunity to present awards on night

Post-event

  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • One full print page to be used at your discretion within a period of six months in any edition of Logistics News ME