Payload Asia Awards 2014
The hard work, innovative solutions and many successes of the air cargo community were celebrated last night at the Payload Asia Awards 2014, which honoured the very best in the industry at a spectacular gala dinner and awards ceremony held at the Marina Mandarin Hotel in Singapore
October 30, 2014
By Denice Cabel
Among the 25 awards given out was a special Editor’s Choice Award which honoured Des Vertannes, the former Global Head of Cargo at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his untiring work championing the industry.
Emirates SkyCargo took home the Overall Carrier of the Year award in the Industry Choice Award while Turkish Cargo similarliy took the top carrier prize for the Industry Choice Award. Asian carriers predominanted the airline categories with All Nippon Airways, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Thai Airways, Garuda Indonesia Cargo, Hong Kong Airlines, Jetstar Asia and Singapore Airlines all waking away with awards. Top airport in Asia went to Hong Kong International Airport for the Industry Choice Awards, while Singapore Changi Airport took the top award for the Customer Choice Award.
Over 71 companies were nominated for the awards with 21,717 online votes cast for 22 awards in the Customer Choice Awards. All results – both Customer Choice and Industry Choice – were audited by independent auditing firm HLB Atrede.
The awards were presented during a gala dinner attended by more than 200 members of the air cargo fraternity and hosted by Payload Asia, part of the Contineo Media group.
The gala awards and conference held earlier in the day will return again next year in Singapore and it is anticipated this event will continue to be an important highlight on the air cargo industry’s calendar.