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Shortlist announced for Irish Logistics & Transport Awards as it celebrates tenth year

More than 300 people will attend the tenth annual Irish Logistics & Transport Awards on June 7th, which has seen a 39 per cent increase in entries for 2019

For the last decade, The Irish Logistics & Transport Awards has been honouring industry innovators and leaders, establishing itself as the annual benchmark within the sector. On June 7th, the awards return for a tenth occasion, with interest higher than ever.

This year has seen almost 90 entries across the various categories, with those shortlisted hoping to join past winners, such as DHL Global Forwarding Ireland, Eurobase, and BWG Foods, in collecting a prestigious award on the night.

Indeed BWG Foods and DHL Global Forwarding Ireland will be hoping for another successful night, with both businesses shortlisted across various categories once again. Other companies shortlisted include, Britvic Ireland, Bus Éireann, and Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail.

NVD are shortlisted for "Transport Company of the Year", one of the standout categories in the awards.


What better way than The Irish Logistics & Transport Awards 2019 to acknowledge the world class players in our industry?

Des Cunningham, business development manager at NVD said: "NVD are delighted to have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Irish Logistics & Transport Awards. This is just reward for the continued investment we are making in our people and our continued drive to providing our customers with industry leading service."

Among the shortlisted companies is McCulla Ireland ltd. nominated for the "Logistics & Transport SME Company of the Year", "Client & Supplier Collaboration Award" and "Excellence in Warehousing". Operations director, Brian Beattie said: “McCulla is thrilled to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Irish Logistics & Transport Awards as they recognise our commitment to delivering a best in class, temperature controlled logistics solution to our customers throughout Ireland, UK and Europe.”

Other leading categories on the night include "Logistics Company of the Year" and "Logistics & Transport SME Company of the Year." There are 17 categories in total with an expert, independent judging panel residing over proceedings. Declan Allen, of Technological University Dublin, leads the panel and he is impressed by the standard of entries:

"The Irish transport and logistics industry is the invisible glue that keeps our economy and society functioning. With Brexit still looming on the horizon, the industry is facing many challenges; what better way than The Irish Logistics & Transport Awards 2019 to acknowledge the world class players in our industry?"

Full judging panel

  • Declan Allen, assistant head, School of Management, College of Business, Technological University Dublin
  • Ailbe Burke, lecturer in Automotive Engineering & Transport Marketing, Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Derek Dunne, education officer, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
  • Aidan Flynn, general manager, FTA Ireland
  • Seamus Kavanagh, executive officer, Irish International Freight Association
  • Mike Kelly, principal owner, Ordunua
  • Dr Jane O'Keeffe, Supply Chain Course director and lecturer, NMCI/CIT
  • Mike Price, transport entrepreneur
  • William J Rose, assistant professor of Supply Chain Management, Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University
  • Tom Thornton, managing director, Wells Cargo Logistics
  • Carmel Wintzer, Air & Ocean Freight manager, Cube Logistics

As a platinum sponsor, Linde Material Handling managing director Ciarán Miller said: “We are proud to support the ILT Awards. The awards pay tribute to the hard work of these best in class logistics and transport companies from across Ireland with a wide spectrum of finalists of all sizes represented. Congratulations to all finalists and we look forward to rewarding those in terms of innovation, customer first and excellence within the logistics sector, a very important sector for our company.”

CBRE will return as a sponsor on the night.

“CBRE are delighted to sponsor the Irish Logistics & Transport Awards for the fourth successive year, as we believe in recognising and rewarding excellence in what is becoming an increasingly important sector of the economy and property market.” Garrett McClean, executive director head of Industrial & Logistics at CBRE.

Rohan Holdings also return as a sponsor this year. Jamie Rohan, managing director of Rohan Holdings said “These awards acknowledge the quality and professionalism in this ever-improving services sector. We are delighted to be a sponsor recognising the strength of the entrants this year and wish all of the finalists the very best of luck on the night”.

The full shortlist is available below.

The winner of this award will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 7th.

Logistics & Transport Leader 2019

The recipient of this award will be announced in the days prior to the awards ceremony on June 7th.

  • BWG Foods
  • Crane Worldwide Logistics
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Samskip
  • ATC Computer Transport & Logistics
  • CPN Cargo-Partner Network
  • DHL Global Forwarding Ireland
  • Greyhound Recycling
  • McCulla Ireland
  • O'Brien Transport Newbawn
  • O'Leary International
  • Store-All Logistics
  • Toner Transport & Logistics
  • Virginia International Logistics

Passenger Transport Company of the Year

  • Aircoach
  • Bus Éireann
  • Go-Ahead Ireland
  • JJ Kavanagh & Sons
  • Transdev Dublin Light Rail

Passenger Transport SME Company of the Year

  • Bartons Transport
  • Dualway Coaches
  • Irish Coaches 32 CC Group
  • Matthews Coach Hire
  • Swords Express
  • Wicklow Boat Charters

Freight Forwarding Company of the Year

  • DHL Global Forwarding Ireland
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Britvic Ireland
  • BWG Foods
  • DHL Global Forwarding Ireland
  • The Logistics Associate Apprenticeship Consortium

Client & Supplier Collaboration Award

  • 1,200 Independent Retailers and BWG Foods
  • Glanbia and Abco Kovex
  • Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail and APCOA Parking
  • McCulla Ireland and ProVision CameraMatics
  • Nissan and NVD
  • Ornua and Kuehne + Nagel
  • Translink and Babcock

Customer Focus Achievement Award

  • ATC Computer Transport & Logistics
  • BWG Foods
  • Expeditors
  • Greyhound Recycling
  • Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Versatile Packaging
  • Aircoach
  • ATC Computer Transport Logistics
  • Dualway Coaches
  • EPDA Ireland
  • ProVision CameraMatics

Innovation in Technology & Systems

  • Abco Kovex
  • Aircoach
  • APCOA Parking
  • BWG Foods
  • DHL Global Forwarding Ireland
  • Dualway Coaches
  • Kontainers
  • ProVision CameraMatics
  • Virginia International Logistics
  • DHL Global Forwarding Ireland
  • Expeditors
  • Kuehne + Nagel

Communications Award

  • Bringing Glider to Belfast -Translink
  • Get to the Airport Ready to Fly - Expressway
  • Racism Has No Place On Public Transport - Transport for Ireland

Education Award

  • BB in SCM & Transport Management - National Maritime College of Ireland/ CIT
  • BSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management - School of Management, TU Dublin
  • IIFA FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding - Irish International Freight Association
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • BWG Foods
  • McCulla Ireland
  • Versatile Packaging