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Award win is yet another milestone success for rapidly-growing division

ESSEX, UK - Woodland International Transport Co Ltd is celebrating winning a BIFA Freight Service award in recognition of its rapid growth in the publishing sector.

Essex-based Woodland won the special services award after impressing judges with a dedicated division, Woodland Media Logistics, which provides logistics solutions for the magazine and book trade.

Having served the book trade for more than 15 years, the freight forwarder targeted the magazine sector about 18 months ago and now exports more magazines from the UK than any other logistics company.

Woodland targeted the sector aggressively and, during the course of 2009, picked up numerous key accounts, including three of the UK’s four biggest magazine exporters.

It was praised for bringing innovation and investment to the publishing supply chain and was commended for jumping 65 places in the most recent IATA league table – thanks to continued demand for its publishing logistics services.

Commenting on the win, Andy Dennis, from Woodland Media Logistics, said: “After all the hard work of establishing this division, we are absolutely delighted to receive the freight service award for special services – and what a fantastic start to the year!

“Being a relative ‘newcomer’ to the industry allows us a certain freedom to approach problems in a different way and a willingness to explore new solutions. Our vision was that just because something has always been done a certain way, it doesn’t mean it should always be done that way.

“Despite our success, we are determined not to rest on our laurels and are actively exploring other services for the publishing business that will benefit our growing customer base.”

The judges said: “As a newcomer to the magazine sector, Woodland demonstrated an innovative approach. The success of the media team benefited from the total commitment of company staff at all levels to ensure the success of the new division.”

The UK’s most prestigious logistics and supply chain industry awards were given to the cream of the British freight forwarding sector at a milestone awards ceremony held in London on January 21.

In January 2007, Woodland won the BIFA award for training and staff development.

Woodland provides freight forwarding services by air, sea and road and offers a range of specialist services for niche sectors.

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