Exciting New Venue for Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards

The annual Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards is moving to Belfast’s premier venue – the Waterfront Hall.

This magnificent venue, which has undergone a £30 million revamp to extend its facilities, features stunning views over the River Lagan, spectacular event technology and a fine dining experience, taking the Awards to a dynamic new level of theatre and entertainment.

The Awards event, now into its 16th year and which has outgrown its traditional venue at the Ramada Hotel, will be staged on Thursday, September 14th and will, of course, include a superb gala dinner and some top class entertainment.

The new extension to the Waterfront, opened just last April, includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, a gallery and bar areas. two exterior terraces with spectacular riverside views, and a new dedicated riverside entrance leading to a 660m2 reception area.

With its fantastic city centre location (just a five minute drive from Belfast City airport and a two minute walk from the nearby train station), our awards night at the Waterfront Hall will be an unforgettable experience!

The sole aim of the awards night, of course, is to celebrate all the hard work, determination, and ongoing investment that make the industry what it is today.

With lots of categories, there is bound to be one or more that is applicable to your area of expertise and activity, whether it is road transport, shipping, workshop or fleet management, training, driving or health and safety. Virtually every aspect of the transport and logistics sectors is catered for; this is your opportunity to show that you can be among the best in your particular field, so let’s hear from you!

New Categories

We have added several new categories this year, including ‘Excellence in Maritime Logistics’ which honours and acknowledges the contributions made by individuals and organisations involved in the maritime logistics sector – from shipping lines and shipping agents to freight forwarders and warehousing.

The award will be presented the company / individual who has shown consistent excellence in their approach to business, in their implementation of measures and strategies to further enhance their business model to meet customers specific needs and in their engagement with and support for their client base.

The ‘Top Team of the Year’ award, meanwhile, is open to all companies and businesses in every sector of the logistics industry – from transport operators and exporters to shipping companies and vehicle dealerships.

It recognises teams within the organisation who by working together on a project, initiative or strategy, have made a significant contribution, perhaps by overcoming difficulties or challenges to do so; you’ll find details of the other categories elsewhere in this issue.

Apart from receiving a beautiful and much sought after cut glass trophy, you will also benefit from the industry-wide recognition and prestige that comes with such success. It is also a night to network, to meet old acquaintances and make new friends and business contacts.

Entering any category or categories is simple and fast and you can do it online. You don’t have to be nominated for any awards, just enter yourself or your company directly. Of course, if you also want to separately nominate any companies or individuals other than your own, you can do so.