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Readers Vote' Awards


Every year we ask our readers to nominate and vote for the carriers and transport operators they feel have provided the best service over the previous 12 months. Winning a Readers’ Vote award is therefore the highest accolade any transport operator can win - an independent validation of a company’s excellence.


Stage 2 of voting is now open!


The votes are in and the finalists are out, click the link below to see who the public voted for as their preferred suppliers and now you can vote for one of the finalists to be crowned the winner!


Voting is open until 20th September and winners will be announced at the ceremony on 14th November at the Royal Lancaster London.


Vote now!




The Awards

The 2019 Global Freight Awards are the industry’s flagship awards programme that recognises and rewards excellence across all sectors of freight.

The Awards have a range of categories suitable for any successful organisation to increase their profile and benchmark themselves against their peers; from large private and public companies through to thriving entrepreneurial businesses, promising start-ups and established SMEs. Any company can enter, regardless of size.

Entries are judged by a community of associations and industry leaders, making the Global Freight Awards a highly desirable accolade of distinction.


Find out more   Judges



The Forum



The misdeclared cargo forum will take place in the afternoon of the awards and is complimentary to attend.



About the forum    Register to attend



Why enter?

Your chance to tell the global freight community your story

The Global Freight Awards offer independently judged, data-validated categories, adjudicated by respected industry bodies and leaders who provide impartial recognition of your achievements.

Find the perfect category for the success story you want to tell

The Global Freight Awards sends a positive message to your employees; helping you generate company pride. Our awards program also provides recognition of employees’ contribution to that success, impacting job satisfaction and retention. Plus, success at the Global Freight Awards will play a positive role in recruitment, attracting people to an award-winning business.


Entries are now closed for 2019.



Why sponsor?

A unique opportunity to become a central part of the global freight community

The Global Freight Awards strength of brand and access to influential business leaders spanning all sectors of freight enables you to form powerful partnerships. Whether you are looking to increase brand awareness; gain exposure to influential industry leaders; generate leads or launch a new offering. The awards offer an invaluable opportunity to position your business and brand at the forefront of innovation and success and reach senior leaders.

• Extensive global exposure through our full range of media, including; newsletters, emails, social media, events, plus the gala evening itself

• Access to an audience of 100,000 key global decision-makers and influencers

• Brand alignment with innovation and excellence within the industry

 Book a table   View the categories    Sponsor an event  View our Sponsors












Take a peek at our highlights video from our 2018 event:




ECU Worldwide
NMT Shipping

Judges' testimonials

Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC)

The awards provide an opportunity for actors at all positions of the supply chain to set out and challenge their processes, successes and failures both internally and as part of a global-scale event and use it as part of a continuous improvement process. The winners then set a refreshed bar for everyone to strive to better in the following years.

Alan Lewis Director


The Global Freight Awards are important to the the freight industry because it gives recognition from a broad spectrum of industry stakeholders.

Simon Polmear Logistics strategy manager

Lloyd's List Containers

The Global Freight Awards are important because an industry as complex and dynamic as ours needs to be celebrated. It is not about soothing egos, as companies and individuals need to be told they are appreciated so they continue to excel in the business and inspire others to follow their lead.

Linton Nightingale Deputy Editor

British International Freight Association (BIFA)

I think that the Global Freight Awards are important because, as a Judge, I know that the awards are fairly and neutrally decided so the best entry wins.

Robert Keen Director general

Have any questions? Speak to a specialist.

For any questions relating specifically to the Global Freight Awards, please contact Jo Kirkpatrick.

Alternatively, please reach out to us via the form below and we'll get back to you shortly.

For all sales enquiries, including booking a table and sponsorship, please contact Adrian Skidmore for more information.

Tel:+44 (0) 20 7017 5211
Mobile: +44 (0) 7867 356 033

Ensure success by reading through our entry guide. This guide includes:

  • Top tips for entering
  • How to make your submission stand out
  • Full category guide and criteria  


View entry guide