Excellence in the air cargo industry was celebrated last night at the glittering Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards in Munich.
The luxurious Westin Hotel saw a crescendo of cheering and applause for the reputable accolades as ecstatic winners in the 10 categories raised their trophies aloft.
Broadcaster and television director Nadia Dunn compered the evening as 500 air cargo professionals enjoyed a sumptuous dinner and fine champagne along with live acts and music.
The winners were as follows:
Cargo Airline of the Year: Etihad Cargo
Finalists: Qatar Airways Cargo, Virgin Atlantic Cargo and United Cargo
Airport of the Year: Brussels Airport
Finalists: Miami International Airport, Frankfurt Airport and Incheon International Airport
Air Cargo General Sales Agent of the Year: ECS Group
Finalists: ATC Aviation, Air Logistics Group and Kales Airline Services
Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year: Hactl
Finalists: ALHA Group, dnata and Evergreen
Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year: Air Charter Service
Finalists: Chapman Freeborn, Hunt & Palmer and Neo Air Charter
Airfreight Forwarder of the Year: Dimerco
Finalists: DHL Global Forwarding, Geodis and Kuehne + Nagel
Air Cargo Industry Customer Care Award: Air Asia
Finalists: Virgin Atlantic Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo and Thai Cargo
Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award: Saudia Cargo
Finalist: Emirates SkyCargo, United Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo
Information Technology for the Air Cargo Industry Award: WebCargoNet
Finalists: Accelya, CargoGuide and Youredi
Air Cargo Industry Marketing and Promotional Campaign Award: ECS Group
Finalists: Saudia Cargo, United Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo