CILTA lauds Mainfreight for freight excellence

Operational performance for Cricket World Cup gets the gong


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) recognised three recent high-profile performances but it was Mainfreight’s handling of an international sporting tournament that won the Excellence in Moving Freight award.

The awards event was held at Brisbane’s Doomben Race Course and  160 logistics and transport professionals were there to celebrate excellence in the industry.

"Mainfreight was awarded the tender for all baggage and equipment movements for the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup," CILTA says.

"This included domestic distribution of baggage and equipment across Australia and New Zealand, warehousing, customs clearance and global freight forwarding movements to and from participating countries.

"This involved over 200 Mainfreight team members and 900 scheduled and unscheduled movements."

Freight equipment innovation saw Qube Ports & Bulk gain ‘highly commended status’ for the quad-axle trailer configuration initiate, which delivered a 15 per cent payload increase for Dampier Salt, while Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) was also recognised for its swift reaction to the disruption wrought by the Angellala Creek Bridge explosion.

DTMR went one better in the Excellence in Transport Policy, Planning and Implementation award, taking it out with its Transport Network Reconstruction Program.

"The $6.4 billion reconstruction program was completed six months early in December 2014 and with savings of more than $400 million" CILTA notes.

It also topped the field for Excellence in Government Innovation in its handling of the Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export project and the safety award for implementation of the Wide Centre Line Treatment on Queensland highways.

The full list of winners is:

Excellence in Moving Freight – Mainfreight; Highly Commended: DTMR, Qube Ports & Bulk;

Excellence in Moving People – Transport for NSW

Excellence in Safety – DTMR: Wide Centre Line Treatment on Queensland Highways

Excellence in Professional Development – Ostwald Bros/QGC partnership

Excellence in Government Innovation – DTMR: Gladstone LNG export project

Excellence in Transport Policy, Planning and Implementation – DTMR: Transport Network Reconstruction Program

Young Professional of the Year – Nhan Tran; Highly Commended: Simone Turner; Matthew Bergin

Details of winners and finalists can be found here.

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