A-Z titles grab the limelight
The accolades came from the Seahorse Club, a UK-based professional forum for all involved in the promotion of the logistics, maritime and supply chain sectors, named for its origin 50 years ago in the maritime freight trade.
In an evening held at The TT Club in London on 13 December, ACW editor Ian Martin Jones was presented with the runner-up award as Air Cargo Journalist of the Year 2011 for the submission of an article entitled 'Fire' that appeared in ACW Daily News published in Munich at Air Cargo Europe.
The article highlighted how Emirates SkyCargo had managed to successfully keep its business running and its freight loads in the air after its offices, records and warehouse at the Servisair Cargo complex on the Southern Perimeter Road of London Heathrow airport had been completely destroyed by a huge blaze in July 2010.
He took the runner-up title in the award for Environmental Journalist of the Year 2011, presented for his entry in the Seahorse Club awards of an article entitled 'Turning the skies green' that appeared in the launch issue of Air Logistics Management, a quarterly publication that forms part of the A-Z Group portfolio.
The feature investigated how leading global freight forwarders are responding to the ever-growing political and customer demand for 'greener' logistics operations - but posed the question of who is going to pay for the extra costs involved.