On the 19th March, the Irish Logistics and Transport Awards ceremony was held in Dublin at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Now in its sixth year, the ceremony was attended by almost 400 industry representatives, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Ireland proved to be a gracious patron.
The Irish Logistics and Transport Awards celebrate those in the industry who have contributed to the ongoing success of this sector and recognise individuals and companies who have achieved highly. Comprising 19 categories, the awards cover all areas of logistics and transport and acknowledge the growth of key functions such as innovation, technology, safety, education and sustainability.
Everything from the implementation of greener services to the use of pallet racking in Ireland and customer service levels were assessed, and competition between industry leaders was fierce.
The night’s big winners included: International Warehousing and Transport Logistics, who scooped the award for Logistics Company of the Year; Syncreon Ireland, who won the coveted Overall Logistics and Transport Excellence Award and Transport Company of the Year titles; and Swords Express, who won the award for Passenger Transport Company of the Year.
Awards for contributions to the industry were also given to achievers in spheres such as education and innovation, and Coillte Woodflow took home the Green Mover award and Bus Eireann the Communications Award. The Safety Award went to the Transport Technology and Management Program at the Limerick Institute of Technology.
Assisting the Industry
The awards serve as an incentive for those in the industry to take standards of excellence to new heights. For companies such as https://www.rackzone.ie/ and any other entity making use of transport or logistic services, these awards are invaluable.
Even more important is the fact that the awards draw attention to an industry where a possible shortage of long-haul drivers is fast becoming a problem. In England a possible food shortage was reported earlier in the year when the lack of truck drivers halted deliveries. Those who are making strides forward in the industry can certainly help in a number of ways, and the awards go a long way to highlighting this.
The 2016 awards ceremony is set to be held on the 7th April and is sure to attract as much attention as the 2015 event did.