Dover-based Priority Freight recognised as logistics industry leader
Priority Freight, the Dover-based emergency freight specialist, has been recognised as a UK logistics industry leader at the Supply Chain Champions Awards 2016. The company picked up the Environmental Consideration Award during a recent ceremony at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.
Organised by leading trade publication ‘Freight Industry Times’, the inaugural Supply Chain Champion Awards celebrate excellence in the supply chain logistics sector, with emphasis on the essential role played by companies delivering end-to-end logistics solutions.
Neal Williams, Group Managing Director at Priority Freight, commented: “Our aim is to become the leading provider of emergency and time-critical logistics solutions in Europe, with minimal environmental impact. Recognition from our industry peers demonstrates that we’re on the right track to achieving our goals. I’d like to thank our staff for all their hard work in recent years – it’s really paying off.”
The Environmental Consideration Award credited Priority Freight for the company’s environmental strategies and planning, including successful environmental training and monitoring, as well as innovative partnerships and wider community involvement.
Priority Freight maintains a dedicated environmental policy that promotes commitment to sustainable operations. By adopting a vehicle replacement process with carriers, the company ensures that all commissioned vehicles are fitted with new, cleaner engines. As well as saving fuel, the company also reduced fleet CO2 emissions by 13 per cent in 2014 despite an increase in business activity.
Furthermore, Priority Freight is dedicated to reducing consumption in a number of other key areas. The company has maintained zero landfill waste, while reducing gas and electricity usage by 36 per and 19 percent, respectively, since 2014. Within company offices postage has been reduced by 65 per cent and printing by 40 per cent, with 2016 set to see a further reduction.
Founded in 1996, Priority Freight has grown to become a leading international provider of time-critical logistics solutions, with a proven track record in the global automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. With several strategically located offices across Europe, the company currently employs 139 staff – 85 of which are based in Dover.
The company’s first shipment, almost 20 years ago, was by road to deliver supplies from Dover Docks to Orly airport, Paris, where they were urgently required for a global airline’s inflight services. Priority Freight completes over 150,000 shipments globally each year.
To support its continued growing operations, Priority Freight is recruiting several positions for various offices, including Dover – see their website for current vacancies.