DP World’s Chris Lewis recognised with FTA Multimodal Personality of the Year 2018

American Airlines Cargo, Howard Tenens, and Malcolm Logistics also scoop awards, as record number of visitors attend Multimodal 2018 on its first day

Birmingham, UK, Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 – Chris Lewis, Managing Director of DP World UK and Chief Executive Officer of London Gateway, was recognised with Multimodal Personality of the Year at last night’s FTA Multimodal Awards in Birmingham.

Lewis, who has worked in the container terminal industry for over 30 years, was recognised for his unrivalled knowledge and outstanding work in guiding DP World Southampton and London Gateway towards becoming “the most integrated logistic hub in Europe”.

Lewis has also been commended with helping to make the Port of Felixstowe the busiest container port in the UK, which today handles more than 42 per cent of Britain’s containerised trade.

“We are delighted that Multimodal is heralding one of the giants of the UK container industry; Chris has been a driving force and it is right that his many years of dedication and excellence have been recognised,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director, Clarion Events.

“We are pleased to say the FTA Multimodal Awards are going from strength to strength, and last night we welcomed over 800 guests celebrating 11 winners, including two new categories.”

Howard Tenens won the award for Multimodal Exhibitor of the Year, Jordan Prangnell of Ligentia scooped Young Logistics Professional of the Year, Port of Tyne won Port Operator of the Year, and American Airlines Cargo was named Air Cargo Operator of the Year.

Awards also went to Malcolm Logistics, GB Railfreight, and Maritime Transport Ltd, and Mediterranean Shipping Company won Sea Freight of the Year for the second year running.

Stannah Lifts won Shipper of the Year, a new category introduced this year, and John Raymond Transport Ltd was championed by the FTA for its green initiatives with the FTA LERS Award, also newly introduced.

“The standard of entries for this year’s award was extremely high, giving the judges a very tough decision,” said David Wells, FTA Chief Executive.

“However, John Raymond Transport Ltd stood out for its state of the art transport management system that has the ability to track vehicles in real time and link them with loads to optimise synergies and minimise empty running.

“The judges were particularly impressed by the way John Raymond Transport supported and incentivised its drivers and the company’s focus on a continuous drive towards a greener, cleaner operation.”

The FTA Multimodal Awards 2018 were hosted by Geoff Miller, ex-Chairman of Selectors for English cricket and took place at the NEC’s VOX Conference Centre, Resorts World on the first day of the free-to-attend Multimodal 2018 show at the Birmingham NEC.

Up to 10,000 logistics buyers are expected to visit over 375 exhibitors and take part in a choice of 27 seminar and workshop sessions to hear over 80 expert speakers over the three-day show.

Registration is open online at www.multimodal.org.uk

 

The full winners’ list includes:

Rail Freight Operator of the Year

GB Railfreight

Air Cargo Operator of the Year

American Airlines Cargo

Sea Freight Operator of the Year

Mediterranean Shipping Company

Road Freight Operator of the Year

Maritime Transport Ltd.

3PL of the Year

Malcolm Logistics

The Young Logistics Professional of the Year

Jordan Pragnell, Ligentia

Shipper of the Year

Stannah Lifts

Port Operator of the Year

Port of Tyne

FTA LERS Award

John Raymond Transport Ltd

Multimodal Exhibitor of the Year

Howard Tenens

Multimodal Personality of the Year

Chris Lewis, DP World UK

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Chris Lewis, Managing Director of DP World UK and Chief Executive Officer of London Gateway, was recognised with Multimodal Personality of the Year at last night’s FTA Multimodal Awards in Birmingham.

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The FTA Multimodal Awards 2018 were hosted by Geoff Miller, ex-Chairman of Selectors for English cricket and took place at the NEC’s VOX Conference Centre, Resorts World on the first day of the free-to-attend Multimodal 2018 show at the Birmingham NEC.

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About Multimodal 2018

Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s leading freight transport and logistics exhibition, which also features a series of topical seminars and master classes, and hosts a Shippers’ Village, giving freight buyers a private space to meet logistics suppliers.

Multimodal 2017 was the biggest in the show’s history, with over 345 exhibitors and a record-breaking attendance of 9,449 supply chain executives.

The supply chain show, in its 11th year, is free-to-attend and Multimodal 2018 is now on at the Birmingham NEC, from 1st – 3rd May 2018.

The FTA Multimodal Awards Night took place last night (1st May) at the VOX at Resorts World at the NEC, and welcomed over 800 guests.

The Awards recognise excellence in air, road, rail, maritime, and freight forwarding services and are voted for by the thousands of readers of the Multimodal newsletter, as well as FTA members, and exhibitors at Multimodal.

For more information visit www.multimodal.org.uk