The jury is made up of the director of Huelva Información, the maritime captain, the head of the Provincial Customs Office and representatives of HuelvaPort.
The Association for the Commercial Promotion of the Port of Huelva (HuelvaPort), chaired by Antonio Ponce, has called on the companies of the port community of Huelva to participate in the second edition of the HuelvaPort Logistics Awards. The aim of this competition is to reward the commitment to improving the competitiveness of companies in the port environment and to highlight the efforts of companies to innovate and add value to the logistics chain.
The president of the Port Authority of Huelva, Pilar Miranda, has positively valued this initiative of HuelvaPort, as it contributes to strengthening the relations of the Port with the companies of the port community and to consolidating the visibility of the port as a logistics hub of reference in south-west Europe.
For his part, the president of HuelvaPort stressed the importance of submitting projects to this call, which aims to motivate companies to carry out initiatives to improve their production processes, which in turn have an impact on the value chain that is generated around the Port of Huelva, as an important driver of the economy of Huelva along with the companies of the port community.
The jury is made up of the director of the newspaper Huelva Información, Ana Vives, the maritime captain, Alejandro Andray, the head of the Provincial Customs and Excise Office, José Carlos Ruibaldeflores, the president of HuelvaPort, Antonio Ponce, the director of the HuelvaPort Technical Office, Manuel Vega, and the technical-commercial manager of the HuelvaPort Technical Office, Ana Martín.
The HuelvaPort Logistics Awards comprise three categories. Among them, a prize for business innovation, aimed at companies associated with HuelvaPort that have stood out for the implementation of an innovative project, contributing to the improvement of the company’s competitiveness.
For its part, the prize for the sustainable growth initiative will go to the business growth project undertaken by a company associated with HuelvaPort, which is also environmentally friendly.
Finally, an award for excellence in logistics will be given to any national or international logistics company that has stood out for its expansion, internationalisation or contribution to the logistics sector.
Companies will have until 30 November 2020 at 14.00 hours to submit their applications via e-mail;email@example.com.
The first two categories (Business Innovation Award and Sustainable Growth Initiative Award) are aimed at companies associated with HuelvaPort with the aim of encouraging their efforts to improve their activity and competitiveness for the benefit of the entire port community by generating wealth and employment in the Port of Huelva.
The third modality is aimed at any national or international company operating in the logistics sector. This category aims to reward companies that are committed to achieving excellence in their activity, in such a way that they serve as a model for other companies and also contribute to generating value for the entire sector.
Companies may submit their candidacy by sending an e-mail to the HuelvaPort Technical Office specifying the category in which they are participating and explaining their project, highlighting the characteristics that justify its submission to a specific category.
The winning companies will receive an award, which will be presented at a public event.
Winners of the first edition
In the first edition of the HuelvaPort Logistics Awards, the prize for business innovation went to the company Yilport Huelva, which operates the terminal at the South Quay of the Port of Huelva, which was awarded this prize for the implementation of the Navis N4 system, Terminal Operation System, considered to be the most qualified in the container industry, according to Yilport.
The prize for the sustainable growth initiative, for the business project for growth that is also environmentally friendly, was awarded to the companies Transromán and Termisur Eurocargo.
Transromán is a family company dedicated to the transport of goods by road with a long history of more than 40 years, which has allowed it to diversify its activity towards the transport of different types of goods. The company has adapted to market demand, specialising in the transport of dangerous goods and waste. In recent years, it has added refrigerated transport to its fleet to meet the demands of the fruit and vegetable sector. Throughout all these years, the company has modernised, with a large fleet of lorries and the recent inauguration of a logistics centre in La Palma del Condado (Huelva). Its growth has been sustainable because of its commitment to quality and the environment in its activity after implementing an integrated quality and environmental management system in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard.
The jury also decided to award a prize in this category to the company Termisur Eurocargo, which operates the Majarabique rail terminal and has a container line between the Port of Huelva and the Canary Islands, a process in which the company has reduced transport time, transit time, and has opted to reduce the carbon footprint through the combination of various modes of transport such as ship and train. In fact, in 2017 it launched a train line from Majarabique to Muelle Sur and a train from El Abroñigal (Madrid) to Huelva. It also exchanged the Kalina for the faster and larger Anna Marie. Similarly, in shipping they are aware of the need to implement the IMO 2020 standard for the reduction of sulphur emissions into the atmosphere.
Finally, the award for excellence in logistics went to the company E4efficiency, a spin-off of the Enagás S.A. group, for its project Eco-logística refrigerada del sur, and its contribution to the logistics sector, as it has developed a system for recovering the cold from the gas regasification process, which will facilitate the use of cold in the modal exchange in the transport chain. The project has been presented in collaboration with Ariema, a technological spin-off of the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), a benchmark in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in Spain, with headquarters in Madrid and Huelva.
This system will be applied in the cold Hub that the Port of Huelva is promoting in the South Quay, from where containers of refrigerated goods will be able to leave by ship or by road. On the other hand, the company has developed a system for supplying hydrogen in transport.