OIA Global Shortlisted for Two BIFA Awards

(London, UK) - OIA made the final four in the Project Logistics category at the British International Freight Associations' (BIFA) Freight Service Awards.

November 23, 2016 (London, UK) - We are thrilled to announce that OIA Global has been chosen as a finalist for two awards at the 28th annual British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Freight Service Awards. BIFA is the trade association for companies in the United Kingdom engaged in the movement of international freight. With over 1,500 members, it is an honour to be shortlisted not only for one award but two!

While our services could have qualified OIA across all ten categories, we chose to focus on our greatest strength: our people. Under the Specialist categories, we were included in the Extra Mile Award for our efforts in moving nine, 9.4m tall reels along public roads throughout the busy metropolitan area of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Due to the size and weight of the reels, and keeping the best interests of the neighbourhood as well, this operation could only be performed during night hours and required precise planning and coordination with multiple agencies. The experience of our project team and their on-site presence throughout the entire project ensured that a few unexpected “bumps in the road" were overcome without drama, and the project was brought to a successful conclusion.

OIA Global also made the final four in the Project Logistics category. Our Energy Team coordinated processes, documentation, and pre-load meetings in order to move six Subsea Distribution Units (215 tonnes each) from Belgium to Indonesia. The requirements of the manufacturer, customer, and each country’s customs department had to be considered, as well as the details for final delivery. Our planning ensured smooth sailing throughout the entire project.

We are very proud of our colleagues and global support staff for making this possible. We take great pride in knowing our employees have the knowledge, experience, and drive to put the customer first, and it shows!

About OIA Global

Since its founding in 1988, OIA has grown into a $1.3 billion leader in supply chain management, delivering clients a unique combination of global logistics, packaging design and optimization, and materials sourcing solutions. OIA maintains a worldwide presence in 25 countries, with over 1,200 professionals in 53 owned offices, to deliver innovative solutions that optimize supply chains for customers. OIA is privately owned by Indianapolis-based LDI, Ltd., a family office with more than a century of experience funding and operating high potential, middle-market companies. For more information, please visit https://oiaglobal.com and https://lacydiversified.com/.

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