About
the Awards

The inaugural Transport and Logistics Middle East Excellence Awards brings together the finest minds, performers and innovators in the regional logistics supply chain.

Winners will be celebrated via specific awards through the prism of air, sea, rail and road, as we explore state-of-the-art operations, processes and people that are changing our world for the better.

With a passion, respect and admiration for those who envision the future of the supply chain, these awards will set a new standard in the heralding of greatness within our sector.

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Landmark achievers and leaders in their field from across the Middle East region and globally will be recognized and awarded for their super achievements and year-end performance. The awards provide a unique platform for all sectors of the industry to network, collaborate and discover opportunities.

550 + Guests

29 Awards

Our VVIP's and Special Guests of Honour Invited

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority & Chief Executive, Emirates Airline Group

H.E. DR. NABIL AL AMUDI

Minister of Transport - KSA

H.E. SULTAN BIN SAEED AL MANSOORI

Minister of Economy - UAE

H.E. SAIF MOHAMMED AL SUWAIDI

Director General - GCAA

H.E. SULTAN AHMED BIN SULAYEM

Chairman - DP World

H.E. MOHAMMED ABDULLAH AHLI

Director General - Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, (DCAA)

PAUL GRIFFITHS

CEO - Dubai Airports

CHRISTIAN JUUL-NYHOLM

Managing Director - Maersk Line UAE

H.E. AHMED MAHBOOB

CEO - Dubai Customs

ABDULLA BIN KHEDIYA

General Coordinator of UAE’s National Association of F & L

GHAITH AL GHAITH

CEO - Fly Dubai

H.E. JAMAL AL HAI, Deputy CEO

Dubai Airports

Awards
Categories

Sea
  • Shipping Line of the Year 2018
  • Liner shipping is tough, competitive and vital to the global economy. It takes courage, brains and significant effort to evolve in this industry, and the winner of this award has shown they are forward thinking, courageous and pioneering. Judging will be based upon how change was implemented, how dynamic changes were, and how the winner is leading the industry to the future.
  • Operational Excellence in Container Handling 2018
  • The company that has provided the best and most innovative container handling solution in the past year will get this award. Operating ease, speed and energy efficiency will be the primary criteria. The winner will exhibit advanced use of automated technologies and easy integration with other port and terminal assets.
  • CEO of the Year: Maritime 2018
  • The maritime industry is quickly becoming evermore connected, technologically advanced and closer to a holistic supply chain. This award recognizes the pioneers in this field who have not only shown strong and sensible stewardship, but also a willingness to be ahead of the curve and unite with those in the supply chain who continue to break new ground. This award shows the winner has displayed an advanced understanding of the industry at present, as well as a willingness to innovate and make courageous moves to lead the industry, and by extension global operations, to a better tomorrow.
  • Global Transporter of the Year 2018
  • This award will go to the shipping company that has provided the best transport and logistics services for sea freight across the world. Fleet expansion, implementation of latest technology in all operations, committed customer service and an unmatched safety record are what the judges will be looking for in the winner.
  • Most Consistent Shipping Line 2018
  • Liner shipping is the bedrock of the global economy, when shipping lines are late, the ripple effect reverberates around the region and even the world. TLME have created this award to celebrate the shipping line that keeps the cogs of global trade turning. The winning liner exhibits a reliably consistent delivery record, an ability to handle exceptions, and a willingness to work collaboratively to ensure time is saved rather than lost.
  • Container Terminal of the Year 2018 (Middle East)
  • The best containerterminals across the globe will compete for this prestigious award. The winning container terminal will have consistently high levels of performance, commercial success and have shown a commitment to invest and expand operations in the future. The deciding criteria will include: productivity levels, expansion, customer service and efficiency.
  • Port of the Year 2018
  • With the economic and technological landscape changing, ports have become even more central to the smooth functioning of nation-states. This award recognizes supreme excellence in what is a very competitive sector. The winner has shown their port is a true node where the supply chain meets in all its disparate strands, a place where the spokes of the supply chain seamlessly interact, collaborate and move on through. Ports that have exhibited a strong focus on planning for the digital future are held in especially high regard by judges.
  • Outstanding Performance in Maritime Services 2018
  • This award is presented to the company that has shown diverse abilities in the maritime sector, covering such aptitudes as the management of shipping services and assets, creating a unified and all round outstanding service. The winner of this award has shown a consistent regard for optimum safety practices, an industry-wide awareness, and a dedication to highlighting solutions to risks and challenges within the maritime sphere.
  • Container Terminal of the Year 2018 (South Asia)
  • Air
  • Airport of the Year 2018
  • This award will be won by the airport with the best quality and most easily available cargo facilities that result in outstanding performance. The winner while have a demonstrated commitment to cargo development while effectively using available resources to optimize cargo operations. These will be the qualities the judges will be looking for.
  • Air Cargo Security Innovation of the Year 2018
  • Airports with the best safety and security record in the last year will be competing for this award. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities along with operational excellence will be the major criteria in deciding the winner. International standards of passenger, cargo and aircraft protection, efficient document verification processes, seamless handling of special cargo across multiple modes of transport, along with effective implementation of Total Quality Management systems will be the other factors considered by the judges.
  • Outstanding Global Innovation in Aviation 2018
  • This award goes to the company that has displayed consistent innovation in a regional context and then taken that to new heights, influencing the wider region and the globe. This winner of this award has displayed creative, strategic thinking and shown a willingness to challenge old models of practice with new models that have become the industry standard.
  • Most Innovative and Secured Trucking
    Solutions Provider of the Year 2018
  • This award goes to the company that has exhibited advanced levels of collaboration between disparate strands of the supply chain. The judges will take into consideration how the logistical chain has benefited from the actions and strategies of the winner and the wider impact of such an implementation.
  • Aviation Technology Innovation 2018
  • Fixed Base Operator of the Year 2018
  • Logistics
  • Made In UAE
  • Innovator of the Year 2018
  • Freight Forwarder of the Year 2018
  • This award will go to the company that in the last one year has the highest volume of cargo handled, best geographical spread of offices, quick cargo movement, widest supply chain network, global reach and best quality of customer service. Customer satisfaction, on-time deliveries, future expansion plans and new investments will also be considered in deciding the winner.
  • Woman in Logistics Award 2018
  • As we see an increasing amount of women working within the supply chain, this award has been crafted for the woman who has displayed great innovation and value within their operations, therefore being a pioneer in financial, operative and social dimensions, marking the way for the future women leaders in the supply chain to ply their trade. This award recognises exceptional effort, aptitude and dedication to their role.
  • Supply Chain Solutions Provider of the Year
  • This award is given to the company that has exhibited innovative thinking in the contemporary digital, interlinked supply chain and proved that in a solution offering. In such a clustered environment with so many players, operations can become stultified, and this award recognizes the company who went the extra mile in streamlining processes, brought clarity to the operational sphere and was willing to find new ways to expedite trade flows in the form of its solutions.
  • Supply Chain Company of the Year 2018
  • This award is given to the company that has exhibited an all-around excellent performance in 2018, showing not just an expertise in the supply chain, but also a vision for the future, providing a foundation upon which the wider supply chain can trust and emulate. In an era where trade and capital flows over borders, this award is given to the company that best facilitates that movement and understands that the supply chain is about people, culture, and cohesiveness as much as it is about trade.
  • Logistics Zones Operator of the Year 2018
  • Integrator of the Year 2018
  • This award goes to the company that provides the best integrated transportation services platform. The winning service must demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and shortest service response times. All this while handling the widest range of goods with "end-to-end" order control to monitor all transport and logistics operations with smart tracking per parcel or handling unit. Lastly, the integrated transport solutions offered by the winning company must be cost-effective, secure and sustainable.
  • The Most Smart & Most Innovative Warehousing Solutions Provider of the Year 2018
  • This award is gifted to the provider that has strived to develop the 'smartest' solution, that is the most technologically advanced and collaborative tool that is genuinely practically useful and timesaving. As well as this, the award recognises innovative aptitude and celebrates the creativity of the solution provider also.
  • Man in Logistics Award 2018
  • This award is given to the man who has displayed great innovative abilities in 2018, while also displaying leadership and visionary capabilities. As the supply chain transforms on a daily basis, this award is gifted to he who has ridden that wave of change and kept a team behind him motivated and dedicated.
    Technology
  • Automation Solutions Provider of the Year
  • Transport Solutions Provider of the Year 2018
  • Logistics Technology Platform of the Year 2018
  • This award goes to the technology platform that offers the best solutions by maximising the use of cutting edge technologies in end-user operations and systems. Automation, smart freight forwarding and robust data analytics will be the primary criteria that will be looked at by the judges. Operational speed and efficiency, cost reduction, and safety will be the other considerations while judging the technology platform.
  • Revolution in Transportation Award 2018
  • Companies that have brought about a sea-change in the transportation industry in the last year will compete for this award. Using state-of-the-art technologies the winning company would have launched a pioneering transport service that has radically altered public perceptions of personal and cargo transport.
  • Blockchain Innovation of the Year 2018
  • Blockchain is playing an increasingly important role across the supply chain. Blockchain applications launched in the last year that are used for the transport of goods will be eligible for this award. Maximum security, speed, ease of use and reliability during transactions will be primary considerations.
  • Cargo Security Solution of the Year 2018
  • As the supply chain becomes digitized and streamlined, data becomes paramount, and with that, security of that data and of assets faces new threats. This award has been designed to celebrate and thank the company that has shown complete commitment in creating a holistic solution that takes into account the many and varied challenges of operating in the contemporary supply chain. Special attention has been paid to real-time tracking abilities and regulatory compliance.
  • Best e-Commerce Returns Solution 2018
  • The supply chain faces new challenges and new realities with the advent of digital technology and this award recognizes a solution provider and solution that not only connects customers and producers in new ways but actively creates new opportunities for collaboration and innovation within the supply chain. Key considerations include expediting processes, streamlining operations and all round efficiency.
  • Cyber Tech Security Provider of the Year 2018
  • This award is given to the cyber-security company that has shown continued vigilance in protecting the supply chain against ever growing and changing threats.
  • Best Security Partner, Public Transportation 2018
  • Sea

  • Shipping Line of the Year 2018
  • Liner shipping is tough, competitive and vital to the global economy. It takes courage, brains and significant effort to evolve in this industry, and the winner of this award has shown they are forward thinking, courageous and pioneering. Judging will be based upon how change was implemented, how dynamic changes were, and how the winner is leading the industry to the future.
  • Operational Excellence in Container Handling 2018
  • The company that has provided the best and most innovative container handling solution in the past year will get this award. Operating ease, speed and energy efficiency will be the primary criteria. The winner will exhibit advanced use of automated technologies and easy integration with other port and terminal assets.
  • CEO of the Year: Maritime 2018
  • The maritime industry is quickly becoming evermore connected, technologically advanced and closer to a holistic supply chain. This award recognizes the pioneers in this field who have not only shown strong and sensible stewardship, but also a willingness to be ahead of the curve and unite with those in the supply chain who continue to break new ground. This award shows the winner has displayed an advanced understanding of the industry at present, as well as a willingness to innovate and make courageous moves to lead the industry, and by extension global operations, to a better tomorrow.
  • Global Transporter of the Year 2018
  • This award will go to the shipping company that has provided the best transport and logistics services for sea freight across the world. Fleet expansion, implementation of latest technology in all operations, committed customer service and an unmatched safety record are what the judges will be looking for in the winner.
  • Most Consistent Shipping Line 2018
  • Liner shipping is the bedrock of the global economy, when shipping lines are late, the ripple effect reverberates around the region and even the world. TLME have created this award to celebrate the shipping line that keeps the cogs of global trade turning. The winning liner exhibits a reliably consistent delivery record, an ability to handle exceptions, and a willingness to work collaboratively to ensure time is saved rather than lost.
  • Container Terminal of the Year 2018 (Middle East)
  • The best containerterminals across the globe will compete for this prestigious award. The winning container terminal will have consistently high levels of performance, commercial success and have shown a commitment to invest and expand operations in the future. The deciding criteria will include: productivity levels, expansion, customer service and efficiency.
  • Port of the Year 2018
  • With the economic and technological landscape changing, ports have become even more central to the smooth functioning of nation-states. This award recognizes supreme excellence in what is a very competitive sector. The winner has shown their port is a true node where the supply chain meets in all its disparate strands, a place where the spokes of the supply chain seamlessly interact, collaborate and move on through. Ports that have exhibited a strong focus on planning for the digital future are held in especially high regard by judges.
  • Outstanding Performance in Maritime Services 2018
  • This award is presented to the company that has shown diverse abilities in the maritime sector, covering such aptitudes as the management of shipping services and assets, creating a unified and all round outstanding service. The winner of this award has shown a consistent regard for optimum safety practices, an industry-wide awareness, and a dedication to highlighting solutions to risks and challenges within the maritime sphere.
  • Container Terminal of the Year 2018 (South Asia)
  • Air

  • Airport of the Year 2018
  • This award will be won by the airport with the best quality and most easily available cargo facilities that result in outstanding performance. The winner while have a demonstrated commitment to cargo development while effectively using available resources to optimize cargo operations. These will be the qualities the judges will be looking for.
  • Air Cargo Security Innovation of the Year 2018
  • Airports with the best safety and security record in the last year will be competing for this award. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities along with operational excellence will be the major criteria in deciding the winner. International standards of passenger, cargo and aircraft protection, efficient document verification processes, seamless handling of special cargo across multiple modes of transport, along with effective implementation of Total Quality Management systems will be the other factors considered by the judges.
  • Outstanding Global Innovation in Aviation 2018
  • This award goes to the company that has displayed consistent innovation in a regional context and then taken that to new heights, influencing the wider region and the globe. This winner of this award has displayed creative, strategic thinking and shown a willingness to challenge old models of practice with new models that have become the industry standard.
  • Most Innovative and Secured Trucking
    Solutions Provider of the Year 2018
  • This award goes to the company that has exhibited advanced levels of collaboration between disparate strands of the supply chain. The judges will take into consideration how the logistical chain has benefited from the actions and strategies of the winner and the wider impact of such an implementation.
  • Aviation Technology Innovation 2018
  • Fixed Base Operator of the Year 2018
  • Logistics

  • Made In UAE
  • Innovator of the Year 2018
  • Freight Forwarder of the Year 2018
  • This award will go to the company that in the last one year has the highest volume of cargo handled, best geographical spread of offices, quick cargo movement, widest supply chain network, global reach and best quality of customer service. Customer satisfaction, on-time deliveries, future expansion plans and new investments will also be considered in deciding the winner.
  • Woman in Logistics Award 2018
  • As we see an increasing amount of women working within the supply chain, this award has been crafted for the woman who has displayed great innovation and value within their operations, therefore being a pioneer in financial, operative and social dimensions, marking the way for the future women leaders in the supply chain to ply their trade. This award recognises exceptional effort, aptitude and dedication to their role.
  • Supply Chain Solutions Provider of the Year
  • This award is given to the company that has exhibited innovative thinking in the contemporary digital, interlinked supply chain and proved that in a solution offering. In such a clustered environment with so many players, operations can become stultified, and this award recognizes the company who went the extra mile in streamlining processes, brought clarity to the operational sphere and was willing to find new ways to expedite trade flows in the form of its solutions.
  • Supply Chain Company of the Year 2018
  • This award is given to the company that has exhibited an all-around excellent performance in 2018, showing not just an expertise in the supply chain, but also a vision for the future, providing a foundation upon which the wider supply chain can trust and emulate. In an era where trade and capital flows over borders, this award is given to the company that best facilitates that movement and understands that the supply chain is about people, culture, and cohesiveness as much as it is about trade.
  • Logistics Zones Operator of the Year 2018
  • Integrator of the Year 2018
  • This award goes to the company that provides the best integrated transportation services platform. The winning service must demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and shortest service response times. All this while handling the widest range of goods with "end-to-end" order control to monitor all transport and logistics operations with smart tracking per parcel or handling unit. Lastly, the integrated transport solutions offered by the winning company must be cost-effective, secure and sustainable.
  • The Most Smart & Most Innovative Warehousing Solutions Provider of the Year 2018
  • This award is gifted to the provider that has strived to develop the 'smartest' solution, that is the most technologically advanced and collaborative tool that is genuinely practically useful and timesaving. As well as this, the award recognises innovative aptitude and celebrates the creativity of the solution provider also.
  • Man in Logistics Award 2018
  • This award is given to the man who has displayed great innovative abilities in 2018, while also displaying leadership and visionary capabilities. As the supply chain transforms on a daily basis, this award is gifted to he who has ridden that wave of change and kept a team behind him motivated and dedicated.

    Technology

  • Automation Solutions Provider of the Year
  • Transport Solutions Provider of the Year 2018
  • Logistics Technology Platform of the Year 2018
  • This award goes to the technology platform that offers the best solutions by maximising the use of cutting edge technologies in end-user operations and systems. Automation, smart freight forwarding and robust data analytics will be the primary criteria that will be looked at by the judges. Operational speed and efficiency, cost reduction, and safety will be the other considerations while judging the technology platform.
  • Revolution in Transportation Award 2018
  • Companies that have brought about a sea-change in the transportation industry in the last year will compete for this award. Using state-of-the-art technologies the winning company would have launched a pioneering transport service that has radically altered public perceptions of personal and cargo transport.
  • Blockchain Innovation of the Year 2018
  • Blockchain is playing an increasingly important role across the supply chain. Blockchain applications launched in the last year that are used for the transport of goods will be eligible for this award. Maximum security, speed, ease of use and reliability during transactions will be primary considerations.
  • Cargo Security Solution of the Year 2018
  • As the supply chain becomes digitized and streamlined, data becomes paramount, and with that, security of that data and of assets faces new threats. This award has been designed to celebrate and thank the company that has shown complete commitment in creating a holistic solution that takes into account the many and varied challenges of operating in the contemporary supply chain. Special attention has been paid to real-time tracking abilities and regulatory compliance.
  • Best e-Commerce Returns Solution 2018
  • The supply chain faces new challenges and new realities with the advent of digital technology and this award recognizes a solution provider and solution that not only connects customers and producers in new ways but actively creates new opportunities for collaboration and innovation within the supply chain. Key considerations include expediting processes, streamlining operations and all round efficiency.
  • Cyber Tech Security Provider of the Year 2018
  • This award is given to the cyber-security company that has shown continued vigilance in protecting the supply chain against ever growing and changing threats.
  • Best Security Partner, Public Transportation 2018
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    Last year’s Awards were attended by a number of prominent personalities from the industry. Many of them not only came to receive their trophies but also to share their personal insights as keynote speakers.