Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards announced in Shanghai

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Ecstatic winners raising their trophies aloft brought the glittering Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards to a successful end last night, which celebrated excellence in the airfreight industry.

The luxurious Kerry Hotel’s Shanghai Ballroom was the venue, seeing nine rounds of a crescendo of cheering and applause for the prestigious accolades up for grabs. The accolades were held during the Air Cargo China tradeshow in Shanghai.

US television presenter, Steven Weathers of Chinese broadcasting network CCTV and Channel Shanghai fame, compered the evening. Before the sumptuous dinner, the audience of more than 350 air cargo professionals were treated to Chinese acrobatics, a Broadway jazz dance and other entertainment acts.

Sponsors for the event who made the award possible included Saudia Cargo, Etihad Cargo, Brussels Airport, HACTL, Air Logistics Group, Kales Airline Services

The winners and finalists were as follows:

Airfreight Forwarder of the Year: Dimerco

Finalists: DHL Global Forwarding, Geodis and Kuehne + Nagel

Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year: HACTL (Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd)

Finalists: Alha Group, Asia Airfreight Terminal, and dnata

Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year: Air Charter Service

Finalists: Air Partner, Chapman Freeborn and Hunt & Palmer

Airport of the Year: Brussels Airport

Finalists: Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, Dubai Airports and Hong Kong International Airport

Air Cargo General Sales Agent of the Year: Kales Airline Services

Finalists: Air Logistics Group, Cismat, and ECS Group

Air Cargo Industry Customer Care Award: Air Asia

Finalists: Emirates SkyCargo, Etihad Cargo and Saudia Cargo

Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award: Saudia Cargo

Finalists: Etihad Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo, and Volga-Dnepr

IT for the Air Cargo Industry Award: WebCargoNet

Finalists: Accelya Kale Solutions, Descartes, and Wipro Ltd

Cargo Airline of the Year Award: Etihad Cargo

Finalists: Cargojet, Emirates SkyCargo, and Qatar Airways Cargo