Worshipful Company of Carmen

scite, cito, certe — skilfully, swiftly, surely
Transport Awards presented in 2016
Port of London Authority

for its Thames Vision. Established 1907, the PLA owns the Thames from Teddington to the estuary – London’s highway. It acts as custodian, controls traffic, including 10m passenger journeys annually, shipping into 70 terminals and wharves 44.5m tonnes, generating £4bn gross added national value. In 2015 it launched its Thames Vision, to dramatically increase passenger and goods traffic, sewage and construction waste disposal and wildlife site support. This is a 20 year framework it initiated and developed, embracing many stakeholders, government support, and an innovative economic impact and amenity benefit study, to ensure sustainable, safe, profitable growth, maintaining the Thames as a river for all.  


CILT Knowledge Centre

in recognition of the creation of the Knowledge Centre - a service that enables members and users worldwide to access the largest specialist collection of logistics and transport resources in Europe.  This provides information on all aspects of the industry from key experts, published books, magazines and newspapers in up to 60 languages. This depository of information networks is supported by staff able to guide and support enquiries quickly and efficiently. It is recognised as a centre of information excellence by both CILT membership and others globally, extending their knowledge of logistics and transport related subjects.

PEEL Ports


in recognition of their major contribution in creating new environmental benefits from an historic infrastructure. Having previously acquired the historic Manchester Ship Canal, through creative and innovative policy development and substantial private investment, they have re-invigorated this ancient waterway to create a new resource for freight delivery into the heart of Manchester. Their development of new facilities along the Canal has seen a sixfold increase in container movements, saving over a million road miles alone in a single year and reducing CO2 emissions. This 21st century achievement has once again brought, waterborne transport right into the heart of a major city.