New category for innovation in port safety launched for the Multimodal Awards 2022 in June


A new category will recognise proven commitment to port health and safety at the Multimodal 2022 Awards on 14th June at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

The winner of the new category, The Best Innovation in Port Safety Award, will be required to demonstrate innovation and progress to improving health and safety for their staff or the wider industry.

Entries are open for the Multimodal Awards 2022, which recognise excellence and best practice across the logistics industry, and include eight voted for, four judged, and two nominated categories.

Thousands of readers of the Multimodal newsletter will vote for best in breed across the modes, as well as best port, pallet network, 3PL, and technology company.

The Best Innovation in Port Safety Award is added to The Shipper/Partner of the Year Award, The Young Logistics Professional of the Year Award, and The Multimodal Sustainability Award, which are judged by an independent panel of industry experts.

“Staff shortages caused by the pandemic and changes due to Brexit have placed our industry under increasing pressure, and we are keen to recognise those ports that have gone the extra mile to ensure their health and safety procedures are innovative, up-to-date, and sustainable,” said Robert Jervis, Event Director, Multimodal.

“As we emerge from the most recent pandemic episode, the importance of our industry coming together to recognise its achievements over the past 12 months is palpable.

“Across all modes, the industry is abundant with examples of businesses that have taken the long-term view and invested in sustainability, innovation, and youth and this needs to be credited.

“We also want to recognise tech innovators who are doing so much to drive our industry forwards.”

Nominations for the voted awards can be made online at before the Friday 1st April 2022, with entries for the judged awards made by Friday 3rd May 2022.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and ceremony at The Vox NEC Birmingham hosted by Nigel Owens, the current record holder for number of rugby test matches refereed and, the first openly gay man in professional rugby.

Logistics UK is the awards’ headline sponsor, other sponsors are ASM, Dennison Trailers, Maritime Transport, and Ports Skills & Safety. Further sponsorship opportunities are available upon enquiry.

The Awards take place on the first evening of the Multimodal 2022 Exhibition which takes place at the NEC Birmingham between the 14th and 16th June 2022.

The free-to-attend event brings logistics buyers together with supply chain innovators at an exhibition that will also include a programme of seminars and panel debates covering the latest industry trends.

To register for Multimodal or find out more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Robert Jervis, Event Director at: [email protected]