Inaugural Payload Asia Awards 2012 Winners Announced!
Turkish Cargo, AirAsia Cargo, China Southern Cargo, Kerry Logistics, DHL Express, CEVA Logistics & Changi Airport among those who received top honours at this year’s Awards.
September 12, 2012
Turkish Cargo took home the Overall Carrier of the Year award, while three Asian carriers scooped up the remaining top cargo carrier awards including AirAsia Cargo, for Rising Star Cargo Carrier of the Year, China Southern Cargo for Combination Carrier of the Year and Korean Air Cargo which was awarded Maindeck/Specialist Carrier of the Year. Singapore Changi Airport took home the Airport of the Year award.
Speaking at the awards gala Mr Yap expressed his happiness that the awards were held in Singapore and noted the currently challenging nature of the global air cargo market, adding that the overall outlook for air cargo remains optimistic, especially in the Asia-Pacific which is projected to grow faster than the rest of the world.
The awards were presented during a gala dinner attended by 130 members of the air cargo fraternity and hosted by Payload Asia, part of the Contineo Media group.
Overall Carrier Of The Year – Turkish Cargo
Combination Carrier of the Year – China Southern Cargo
Maindeck/Specialist Carrier of the Year – Korean Air Cargo
Rising Star Carrier of the Year – AirAsia Cargo
ACMI/Charter Operator of the Year – Maximus Air
Logistics Provider of the Year – CEVA Logistics
Express Operator of the Year – DHL Express
Freight Forwarder of the Year – Kerry Logistics
Airport of the Year – Singapore Changi Airport
Ground Handler of the Year – Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl)
GSA of the Year – Air Logistics Group
IT Provider of the Year – IBS Software Services
Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Singapore Airlines Cargo
Editor’s Choice Awards:
Personality of the Year – Michael Steen, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG).
Marketing Award of the Year – Virgin Atlantic Cargo
Media Award of the Year – Emirates SkyCargo
About the awards:
The annual awards ceremony is organised by Payload Asia magazine, a specialist air cargo publication focusing on the Asia-Pacific, Indian Subcontinent and Middle East regions that provides accurate and up-to-date news and information on the air cargo industry and related sectors. The top three finalists for each of the awards were selected by an expert judging panel which evaluated 78 nominations. This was followed by a vote cast by over 25, 500 readers to determine the winners in each of the categories. All results were audited by independent auditing agency Grant Thornton.
Next year’s awards will be held in September 2013 in Singapore