The British International Freight Association (BIFA) have revealed the finalists for the 35th Freight Service Awards, with Metro shortlisted in the Sustainable Logistics and Specialist Services categories.
BIFA is the trade association for the freight, logistics and supply chain management sector and their annual Freight Service Awards are the industry’s most contested and highly sought trade awards, because peer recognition is the ultimate accolade.
Metro’s submission for the Sustainable Logistics Award described how a client’s commitment to drive down their operations CO2 emissions and create more sustainable supply chains was supported by three Metro initiatives, that focused on their critical air freight channel.
Over a two-year span Metro created:
1. A cloud-based tool to measure and monitor the CO2 emissions of every shipment.
2. Became the first UK forwarder to invest in the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme.
3. Participated in Sustainable Flight Challenges to generate CO2 savings exceeding 37%.
The critical insights gained from the Sustainable Flight Challenges were invaluable in developing the operational templates that are now paving the way for a more sustainable air freight channel for the featured client.
This category highlights the value that forwarders add, to enhance the freight element and the difference it makes to their customers.
Metro’s entry outlined how, at a time of limited transport capacity, a car manufacturing client’s finished vehicles were safely shipped to international markets, using a solution that reduced transit times, cut costs, lowered emissions and avoided disruption at destination.
Visibility of critical supply chain milestones and connectivity between Metro’s supply chain management platform and the client’s ERP system gave them the confidence to give their dealers direct access to Metro’s visibility tools, providing reassurance on their vehicle orders.
With Metro’s solutions the client could continue delivering customer orders in a challenging environment, with the solution set to continue for 12 months.
BIFA Freight Service Award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony Luncheon to be held on Thursday 18th January 2024 at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, EC1.
If you would like to learn more about the solutions highlighted here, please EMAIL Andrew Smith, Metro’s Chief Commercial Officer.