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October 22, 2021
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Air freight, logistics and shipping companies gathered in Hong Kong for the AFLAS Awards 2021 where leading companies took home 49 different awards on October 21.

HONG KONG – Leading companies in the cargo, logistics and supply chain sectors took home 49 different awards at the 2021 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards at the New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel in Hong Kong on October 21.


The awards, hosted and organized annually by Asia Cargo News, recognize leading service providers including air and shipping lines; airports and seaports; and logistics, 3PLs and other associated industry professionals. 


This year we introduced two new awards to represent changes and growth within the industry: Best Logistics Service Provider – E-Commerce, and Best Logistics Service Provider – Warehousing, recognizing leaders in these rapidly evolving and expanding areas.


The nomination and voting process allowed the more than 15,000 readers of Asia Cargo News and e-news subscribers to first determine the leading companies in the market, and then determine the winners, making the results the opinion of service users rather than a panel of judges.


The nomination criteria were laid down by Asia Cargo News and, following a technical evaluation, the top eight firms in each category appeared on the final ballot. The top four firms in each category made up the final shortlist, with the winners collecting their awards from guest presenters from some of the biggest players in the Asian freight and logistics industry.


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“We all continue to face challenges brought about by the global pandemic, but the industry has, nonetheless, spoken up, and Asia Cargo News is delighted to be able to announce the winners of the 2021 AFLAS Awards,” said Asia Cargo News publisher Darren Barton.


“Despite the ongoing pandemic, the AFLAS Awards are still where stakeholders in the cargo and logistics sector come together to celebrate the very best in our industry. I would like to offer my congratulations to all the finalists and winners. Only the very best in each category are represented here, so making it this far is quite an achievement in itself.”


“The past year has obviously been challenging for all of us,” said Asia Cargo News managing editor Gregory Glass. “We are excited to be able to continue to honour the best in the industry, despite the impacts of Covid-19.”


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Written by leading transport and cargo industry journalists, Asia Cargo News is a vital source of intelligence for cargo, logistics and supply chain companies located in and doing business in Asia. The newspaper includes a range of in-depth features, news and analysis designed to meet the information needs of industry decision-makers.




Best Air Cargo Carrier – Asia

Cathay Pacific Cargo


Best Air Cargo Carrier – Europe

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo


Best Air Cargo Carrier – Middle East

Qatar Airways Cargo


Best Air Cargo Carrier – North America

United Cargo


Best Air Cargo Carrier – Oceania

Air New Zealand Cargo


Best Low-Cost Air Cargo Carrier

AirAsia Cargo


Best All-Cargo Airline

Polar Air Cargo


Best Logistics Service Provider – Air

C.H. Robinson


Best Logistics Service Provider – Rail

Canadian Pacific Railway


Best Logistics Service Provider – Road

DB Schenker


Best Logistics Service Provider – Sea

Kerry Logistics


Best Logistics Service Provider – Express



Best Logistics Service Provider – Project Cargo



Best Logistics Service Provider – Ecommerce

CEVA Logistics


Best Logistics Service Provider – Warehousing 



Best Seaport – Asia

Port of Singapore


Best Seaport – Europe

Port of Hamburg


Best Seaport – Middle East

Port of Jebel Ali


Best Seaport – North America East & Gulf Coasts

Port of Houston


Best Seaport – North America West Coast

Port of Long Beach


Best Seaport – Oceania

Port of Melbourne


Best Shipping Line – Asia-Africa

Evergreen Line


Best Shipping Line – Asia-Europe

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC)


Best Shipping Line – Intra-Asia

Oriental Overseas Container Line (OOCL)


Best Shipping Line – Trans-Pacific

Yang Ming


Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo



Best Airport – Asia (Over 1m tonnes)

Singapore Changi Airport


Best Airport – Asia (Under 1m tonnes)

Macau International Airport


Best Airport – Europe

Brussels Airport


Best Airport – Middle East

Dubai International Airport


Best Airport – North America

Miami International Airport


Best Airport – Oceania

Melbourne Airport


Best Air Cargo Terminal Operator – Asia



Best Container Terminal – Asia (Over 4m TEUs)

PSA Singapore


Best Container Terminal – Asia (Under 4m TEUs)

Colombo International Container Terminals


Best Container Terminal – Europe

Hutchison BEST


Best Logistics Educational Course Provider

Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Faculty of Business


Best Green Logistics Operator

DB Schenker


Best Green Shipping Line

Hamburg Sud


Best Green Seaport

HAROPA, Port of Le Havre


Best Green Container Terminal

Yantian International Container Terminals


Best Green Air Cargo Carrier

Singapore Airlines Cargo


Best Green Airport

Incheon International Airport


Best Green Air Cargo Terminal Operator

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd [HKG]


Best 3PL Provider

Kerry Logistics


Best Global Shipping Line



Best Global Seaport

Port of Singapore


Best Global Container Terminals Operator



Best Global Airport

Hong Kong International Airport


Check out more photos from the AFLAS Awards 2021 here.

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