Samskip has been selected as a finalist in the Supply Chain Partnership category of the 2016 Global Freight Awards.
Progressing to the shortlist stage recognises the Supply Chain Partnership developed between Howdens, the UK’s leading supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products, and multimodal service provider Samskip.
Samskip’s award entry describes the close collaboration that developed into a cost effective multimodal solution for Howden freight moves between the Continent and the UK. In particular, the entry focuses on the way multimodal’s flexibility and reliability were fully tested in 2015 when a complete shut down in Channel Tunnel Services coincided with Howdens’ extraordinary summer loading peak period. This solution has also brought net environmental gains. Last year, Howdens avoided around 292,000 kgs as CO2 emissions – equal to 10,620 trees – from equivalent road moves.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Global Freight Awards is the highlight of the freight and logistics industry calendar; recognising and rewarding the best talent and achievements of the year. This year it will be staged at London’s Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday November 3.