Freight Transport Association

Multimodal 2019

FTA Multimodal Awards

2018 Sponsors


Sea Freight Operator of the Year Award

Sponsored by Freightliner

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Freightliner Group is a leading rail freight provider with businesses in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Having provided rail solutions for some of the largest blue chip organisations, we have established ourselves as a leader within the rail freight industry; setting standards, introducing new thought processes and industry firsts


Port Operator of the Year Award 

Sponsored by Impact Handling

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Impact is the sole distributor of Konecranes Lift trucks and parts in the UK, supplying Kone SMV Forklift trucks, Reach Stackers and Container Lift trucks. With the full support of the Konecranes factory we have access to ready-built lift trucks which means delivery times for certain key models is cut right down. For customers requiring a bespoke build we work closely with the factory to ensure our customers receive a truck to suit their exact requirements.

With depots strategically placed throughout the UK and factory trained mobile engineers with fully stocked service vans, and focus on swift parts supply; our comprehensive rental offering means customers need experience next to no down time.

Our aim is simple: to offer our customers the best and most comprehensive range of premium material handling products backed by the highest levels of service support within the industry.

Whether you run one truck or one hundred and no matter how simple or complex the application…we can handle it



Air Cargo Operator of the Year

Sponsored by Pallite

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PALLITE® is a range of lightweight, strong, clean and recyclable paper pallets from The Alternative Pallet Company that offers a genuine alternative to wood. A British company, we’re proud to say we manufacture the entire range at our factory in Northamptonshire.

Although we started with pallets, we didn’t stop there. In response to concerns raised by our customers about their supply chains, and by working to understand their difficulties, we further developed the PALLITE® range to include collapsible pallet boxes, insulated pallet boxes, layer boards and pallet feet (or Pallruns as we call them).

You see, here at The Alternative Pallet Company, we take our customers and their issues very seriously. We count listening as one of our strongest skills. That’s why we’ll take the time to understand your company and products, and really get to the bottom of any difficulties you’re facing.


Rail Freight Operator of the Year Award

Sponsored by Howard Tenens

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Howard Tenens, one of the largest family-owned logistics companies in the UK, prides itself on excellent service, professionalism, flexibility and value for money - and is also leading the logistics industry in environmental innovation, especially low carbon transport.

Howard Tenens has been successfully managing demanding logistics contracts for over 50 years predominantly within the automotive, food & drink, industrial and forest product industries. We believe in reliable, high quality, value for money supply chain solutions which we provide for an impressive array of customers.

We are able to provide a full range of distribution and warehousing services including the following:

  • In-bound collections and delivery
  • Racked and bulk storage
  • Ambient storage
  • Transportation
  • Container devanning
  • JIT order picking and dispatch
  • Sequenced loading
  • Full load and pallet delivery services
  • Route planning for full or multi-drop deliveries
  • POD control and processing
  • Packing and value added services
  • Working in partnership to reduce carbon footprint

Howard Tenens provide logistics services built on heritage, experience, investment and partnership. We provide deliveries with care, flexibility and a first class reputation for success.

We are privately owned, flexible and personal, but with the strength, scale and pedigree to deliver. 


Road Freight Operator of the Year Award 

Sponsored by Dennison Trailers

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Dennison is a leading manufacturer in both the UK and Ireland dominating the container transport sector. The company is also experiencing significant growth in other markets including construction, timber, steel and oil industries.

In Ireland, Dennison is the market leader in the supply of tipping trailers and in the UK Dennison dominates the skeletal trailer market. The company is also experiencing significant growth in sales of curtainsiders, platform and trombone trailers and its range of machinery carriers.

Throughout its history, Dennison has been an innovative company, with continuous research and development being at the core of the business. In 1977, Dennison became the first and only company in Ireland to develop and manufacture its own tractor units, producing 250 Dennison trucks over four years at a site in Co. Dublin. In 2002, Dennison developed the unique sliding tipper trailer concept. Designed to benefit operators currently running 8 x 4 rigid tippers, the sliding tipper offers higher payload, greater fuel efficiency, more flexibility in operation and considerably greater maneuverability on site, including sites where access and space are limited. The outstanding success of the sliding tipper in the Irish market has led to the development of a range of sliding bogie trailers for the construction industry, including the sliding mixer and sliding brick and block carriers.


Freight Forwarder of the Year Award

Sponsored by Red Recruit

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Red Recruit is a highly specialised agency and has been dealing in the Shipping and Freight Forwarding industries since 2002. We have established a substantial reputation as one of the premier organisations assisting the movement of people within these markets.

Our shipping recruitment consultants can boast over 70 years experience in the Freight Forwarding industry, as well as many years within recruitment. Many of the consultants have been with Red from the company's inception. So you talk to people who understand your industry.

Our shipping jobs are uploaded daily - covering road, sea and air freight imports and exports as well as freight forwarding vacancies, etc..


Young Logistics Professional of the Year 

Sponsored by Forth Ports

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Forth Ports provides high levels of handling and logistics-related services to customers who are looking for solutions to move goods cost effectively and efficiently. We operate eight ports - Dundee on the River Tay, Tilbury on the River Thames and six ports on the Firth of Forth - Leith, Grangemouth, Methil, Burntisland, Kircaldy and Rosyth.

Within and around the Firths of Forth and Tay, Forth Ports manages and operates an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters, including two specialised marine terminals for oil and gas export.

We deliver high levels of professionalism in ship handling, pilotage, navigation and towage.


Shipper of the Year

Sponsored by The Bristol Port Company


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Bristol Port offers the most cost effective logistics solution of any UK deep sea port

Bristol's location is second to none offering:

  • Deep water up to a depth of 14.5m accommodating vessels up to 130,000 dwt
  • Excellent connectivity with motorway and rail links at the port to all points of the compass
  • Proximity to markets - 67% of the UK population (43 million people) is within 250km of Bristol Port
  • 24/7 working
  • Storage space at the port and development land close by
  • Responsive management

Customers benefit from many flexible options for warehousing and land both on the Port's 2,600 acre site and on development land close by. 

We have over 2 million square feet of warehousing at the Port and ample external storage space.  

Our in-house IT experts customise stock data to integrate fully with customers' systems giving control of cargo location, deliveries and logistics. 

Our team of Warehouse Operatives ensure cargo is devanned, stored, picked, packed and dispatched to your requirements.


LERS Leadership in eMissions Reduction Award 2018

Sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres

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Bridgestone Tyres is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 140,000 people around the world, operate 178 plants in 25 nations and sell products in more than 150 countries. One-in-five vehicles in the world drives on the company’s tyres. “Serving Society with Superior Quality” has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931. 

Opening Times

Tues 18th June 2019 10:00 - 17:00

Awards/VIP Dinner 19:00 - 24:00

Wed 19th June 2019 10:00 - 19:00

Multimodal Mixer 17:00 - 19:00
(Late night opening & happy hour)

Thurs 20th June 2019 10:00 - 15:00


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