Air Cargo News Awards 2020

The 36th edition of the Air Cargo News Awards will return on Friday 24 April 2020 at the Runnymede on Thames hotel close to Heathrow Airport.

In 2019 the Awards welcomed 240 leading industry figures to honour and celebrate those companies that have invested in providing great customer service, operational excellence and innovative technologies. Winning an award, recognised globally as the airfreight 'oscars', is the ultimate accolade in the air cargo sector.

The Awards recognise cargo airline excellence and include regional awards for Europe, Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, while there is also the prestigious Cargo Airline of the Year award. Winners in these categories are voted for by airlines’ cargo customers, enhancing the importance of winning an award.

Online voting for these awards is now live and will run until 5pm GMT on 28 February 2020.

2020 Finalists revealed!

After much deliberation, our panel of industry expert judges have selected finalists in the following entered award categories:

  • Best Freighter Operator
  • Cargo Hub of the Year
  • Charter Broker of the Year
  • GSSA of the Year
  • Ground Handler of the Year

After attracting a record number of entries, the Innovation Award has been split into two different prizes: 

  • Innovation Award
  • Innovation Award - ULD

To view the full list of finalists, please click here .

There is no entry form for the Freight Forwarder of the Year and the Newsmaker of the Year awards. The winners are chosen by the Air Cargo News editorial team and announced on the night of the awards. 

Why attend?

The Air Cargo News Awards ceremony is a night to celebrate the successes of the industry with your peers, whilst providing the perfect back drop to network and forge new business relationships as the winners and finalists are showcased in the spotlight.

Attendees will enjoy a drinks reception on arrival, a three course meal and entry to the awards presentation and exclusive entertainment – the perfect opportunity to reward the hard work of a team or to host clients.

Key dates

04 Feb 2020 - Shortlist announced for entered award categories

28 Feb 2020 - Online voting closes at 5pm GMT for the Best Cargo Airlines categories 

24 Apr 2020 - Air Cargo News Awards, The Runnymede on Thames Hotel, UK