The inaugural Transport & Logistics Middle East (TLME) Excellence Awards have been held at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel in Dubai on November 12, 2018, seeing a range of giants in the transport and logistics sector win high-profile awards.
Over 350 key influencers from the region’s transport and logistics community joined Dubai Airports, DP World, Virgin Hyperloop One and TLME for an exclusive evening celebrating the best of the supply chain.
Technology was a key theme throughout the awards with Keynote Speaker Youssef A. Beydoun of Dubai Airports recognizing the role digitisation has played in the strong growth of the sector thus far.
Dubai Police were the first VVIP award winners of the evening, winning the Air Cargo Security Innovation of the Year 2018 Award with H.E. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, and H.E. Major General Pilot Ahmed Bin Thani, Director of General Department for Airport Security accepting the award for Dubai Police.
There were 5 VVIP winners on the evening recognised for their incredible contributions, including Dubai Airports who took home the Airport of the Year award.
Chairman of DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem won the Innovator of the Year 2018 award.
Maersk was also a particularly popular winner for the Most Consistent Shipping Line 2018 Award with the entire audience congratulating and applauding Managing Director Christian Jual-Nyholm on to the stage.
Port of the Year was awarded to Sohar Port & Free Zone while Bahri won the keenly contested Global Transporter of the Year 2018 award.
In the Logistics section, World Class Freight bagged Freight Forwarder of the Year 2018, while Yousef A. Beydoun, Head of Cargo Business Relationships, Dubai Airports and Maitha Bin Bakhit of Airlink International, took home the Man and Woman in Logistics Awards respectively.
In the technology section, the prestigious ‘Revolution in Transportation Award 2018’ was won by Virgin Hyperloop One.
TLME CEO Sam Khan said: “The TLME Excellence Awards evening was more than just about awards, it was the coming together of supply chain entities with the UAE authorities to show that when we work together, we can achieve anything.
“It is this philosophy that will drive the industry forward while enabling it to face future challenges collectively and successfully.
“I’m delighted to be part of that drive and have had such wonderful feedback from the partners, attendees and dignitaries at the event.”
Full List of Winners:
Air Cargo Security Innovation of the Year 2018 - Dubai Police
Outstanding Global Innovation in Aviation 2018 - UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)
Innovator of the Year 2018 - H.E. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO DP World
Airport of the Year 2018 - Dubai Airports
Made in UAE - Amer Bin Ahmed, Managing Director of KNAUF Middle East and India
Shipping Line of the Year 2018 - Cosco Shipping Lines
Operational Excellence in Container Handling 2018 - Hutchison Ports Sohar
CEO of the Year: Maritime 2018 - Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO Sohar Port & Free Zone
Global Transporter of the Year 2018 - Bahri
Most Consistent Shipping Line 2018 - Maersk Line
Container Terminal of the Year 2018 (Middle East) - Hutchison Ports Dammam
Port of the Year 2018 - Sohar Port & Free Zone
Outstanding Performance in Maritime Services 2018 - CS Group
Container Terminal of the Year 2018 (South Asia) - Hutchison Ports Pakistan
Most Innovative and Secured Trucking Solutions Provider of the Year 2018 - Allied Transport (ATC)
Aviation Technology Innovation of 2018 - DTP
Fixed Base Operator of the Year 2018 - DC Aviation Al-Futtaim
Freight Forwarder of the Year 2018 - World Class Freight
Woman in Logistics Award 2018 - Maitha Bin Bakhit of Airlink International
Supply Chain Solutions Provider of the Year - Kerry Logistics
Supply Chain Company of the Year 2018 - Hellman Worldwide Logistics
Logistics Zones Operator of the Year 2018 - LogiPoint
Integrator of the Year 2018 - UPS
Most Smart & Most Innovative Warehousing Solutions Provider of the Year 2018 - RSA Global
Man in Logistics Award 2018 - Youssef Beydoun, Head of Cargo Business Relationships, Dubai Airports
Automation Solution Provider of the Year 2018 - Unitechnik
Transport Solutions Provider of the Year 2018 - SERCO
Logistics Technology Platform of the Year 2018 - Shipa Freight, Agility
Revolution in Transportation Award 2018 - Virgin Hyperloop One
Blockchain Innovation of the Year 2018 - Further Network
Cargo Security Solution of the Year 2018 - Roamworks
Best e-Commerce Returns Solution 2018 - Advanced Supply Chain Group
Cyber Tech Security Provider of the Year 2018 - Kapersky Lab
Best Security Partner: Public Transportation 2018 - SecureTech
Transport & Logistics Middle East’s parent company CBM Media Group was born after a grouping of international supply chain and media experts realized the fantastic potential of using the right technologies in today’s supply chain.
They felt that the world's media was just not up-to-speed in reporting on the technological revolution that was afoot.
However, this group recognized that the Middle East was truly a global pioneer in the transport and logistics sectors, with the creativity, willingness and ability to change the world.
With that shared vision, Transport & Logistics Middle East (TLME) came into creation.
With a fine blend of international commercial, events, marketing and editorial experience, TLME hit the ground running and immediately utilized their unique position to create a rolling news hub and a highly successful industry awards platform.
The reason TLME was able to do this is that it's CEO, Sam Khan, and staff have extensive expertise in the events, media and supply chain arenas.
These skills have allowed them to make a difference in the industry and provide a platform for the most ambitious, prestigious and forward-thinking companies to push the boundaries of trade and logistics, make and solidify regional ties, and ultimately, change the world.
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