Spatial Global Win Project Forwarding Award 2019
24th January 2020
British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Project Forwarding Award 2019 was announced by Ade Adepitan, one of the UK’s most well-known Paralympians and broadcasters, at the glittering ceremony at The Brewery, in the City of London on Thursday 16th January 2020 and was attended by over 500 industry professionals.
Complex Freight Forwarding Project for Ariane 6 Space Project
The Project Forwarders award was open to companies who had handled a special project which successfully met the requirements of the customer. Spatial Globals handling of oversized components for the Ariane 6 Space Project from multiple countries of origin were shipped to the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
The project was apt, as it fell in the year the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing by Apollo 11. It was a complex and challenging project in many aspects but the team at Spatial Global proved once again, there's no substitute for knowledge, experience and a 'can-do' attitude.
Rachel Morley, General Manager Operations, Spatial Global
Artists impression of the mobile gantry and launch pad; highlighting the blue double doors, shipped by Spatial Global from multiple European suppliers to site to coincide with the strict construction schedule.
The Award Winning Project successfully delivered the doors for the 90 metre-high mobile gantry, which stores and protects Ariane 6 until launch. At which point it's rolled away on 214 metre long rails, a process which takes 22 minutes.
This has been a long journey for us, and Spatial Global were the only supplier that we wanted to partner with on this major project because of their knowledge, expertise, vigilance and competence.
Chris Jewers, MD & Owner of Jewers Doors
CMA CGM were delighted to work with Spatial Global on Ariane 6 Space project. We have been very impressed with the professional nature of Spatial Global and how they have handled this complex project. We look forward to continuing to work with Spatial Global on future Ariane Space Projects and develop our working partnership.
Rob Waterman, CEO CMA CGA
The Oscars of the UK freight and logistics industry
Robert Keen, BIFA director general, said:
“After 30 years, the BIFA Freight Service awards have established a reputation as the Oscars of the UK freight and logistics industry. Whilst the awards are all about rewarding excellence, the luncheon once again proved to be an excellent opportunity for members and guests to network, cement existing relationships, and develop new ones.
Having achieved success in the Athens Paralympics, the European Championships, Ade’s sporting career culminated in a world championship gold medal. His drive is an example for all the companies that enter the BIFA awards, as they seek reward for endeavour and professionalism, whilst being able to demonstrate high standards, determination and professionalism.
Proud of the Team
Mike Wallis, Spatial Global Executive Chairman, said:
It's really rewarding to see the team recognised for all their hard work. Every day they work in the background to ensure businesses are able to successfully trade internationally. Providing solutions to logistical and administrative challenges that overseas trade brings. Having such a complex project recognised by such an authority in the sector is an accolade the whole team can be proud of.
Strong Competition According to Industry Commentators
Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International is firmly established as the leading media presence for professionals involved in logistics. In covering Spatial Globals win of the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Project Forwarding Award 2019 at a glittering ceremony in London, it reported:
The Derby-based company fought off competition from Moto Freight, OIA Global and Pentagon Freight to land the award, which was sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Broker