Tonnes of laughter and conversations were shared at the 10th edition of the Payload Asia Awards, held at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore on 27 October.
Around 130 professionals and executives were present at the awards event, which recognised the most outstanding players and operators from the air cargo and logistics industry.
A total of 27 trophies were raised during the evening which saw Hong Kong-based TAM Group walk away with two awards for the cargo GSA categories. New category Air Charter Broker of the Year was graciously received by Chapman Freeborn Airchartering, who was loudly applauded by the fellow industry players and business partners.
Also going home with two awards was SATS Ltd, including the much coveted Global Ground Handler of the Year. In the airline categories, Singapore Airlines won the Overall Carrier of the Year – Asia Pacific, whilst newly rebranded Cathay Cargo raised the trophy as Global Carrier of the Year – Top Award.
In its 10th edition, the Payload Asia Awards recognises the industry leaders and forward thinkers of the air cargo and logistics supply chain who stay at the forefront of the innovations to lead the new economy.
This year’s winners were decided based on online votes and the evaluation of an expert jury panel, which include Brandon Fried, Executive Director, AfA; Celine Hourcade, Founder and CEO, Change Horizon; Emma Murray, CEO and founder, Meantime Communications; Glyn Hughes, Director General, TIACA; Kelvin Leung, former CEO Asia Pacific at DHL Global Forwarding; Lothar Moehle, Executive Director of Cargo iQ; Peyton Burnett, Managing Director, TAC Index; Steven Verhasselt, Founder and Director of FB Cargo Strategy; Vivien Lau, CEO, Jardine Aviation Services.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Global Carrier of the Year – Top Award
Overall Carrier of the Year – Asia Pacific
Overall Carrier of the Year – Middle East
Overall Carrier of the Year- Europe
Best E-Commerce Carrier – Global
Polar Air Cargo
Best E-Commerce Carrier – Middle East
Best E-Commerce Carrier – Asia Pacific
Asia Cargo Network Group
Rising Cargo Carrier of the Year
Rising Belly Carrier of the Year
Thai Vietjet Air Joint Stock Company Limited
Global Cargo Airport of the Year
Singapore Changi Airport
Cargo Airport of the Year – Asia Pacific
Hong Kong International Airport
Cargo Airport of the Year – Europe
Global Ground Handler of the Year
Ground Handler of the Year – Asia Pacific
Global Cold Chain Service Provider of the Year
Cold Chain Service Provider of the Year – Asia Pacific
Asia Airfreight Terminal
Global Express Provider of the Year
Express Provider of the Year – Asia Pacific
World Cargo Airlines
Outstanding Logistics Player of the Year
GEODIS APAC & Middle East
Outstanding Freight Forwarder of the Year
DHL Global Forwarding
Air Charter Broker of the Year
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering
Cargo Booking Platform of the Year
IT Provider of the Year
Air Cargo Technology Provider of the Year
Hong Kong International Airport and Accenture
Air Cargo Automation Provider of the Year
Global Cargo Sales Agent of the Year
Cargo Sales Agent of the Year – Asia Pacific
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*Edited to indicate updated estimate of attendees