04-29-2011 10:39 AM CET - Logistics & Transport

uShip Shortlisted for BusinessGreen Leaders Award

Press release from: uShip Global Ltd

Summary: uShip, the online Transport Marketplace, is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a finalist for BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2011 Small Business of the Year.
London – 28h April 2011 - uShip was created as a Carbon Neutral platform where customers with delivery needs are matched with transport solutions by using empty space in existing vehicles. In 2010 uShip extended its “green” efforts beyond its internal operations to their customers as well as transporters, offering them the ability to offset the Green House Gas emissions by contributing a small fee associated directly with their delivery.

BusinessGreen is leading the thinking behind how the UK can sustain financial and commercial preeminence in a greener world. As such, these unique awards have been developed to celebrate the work of British companies and individuals in achieving this business goal.

The awards are sponsored by Kyocera, BCS, The Green Alliance, Investment Week, Accountancy Age, Computing, Financial Director, Legal Week, and Post Magazine. There are 12 categories of awards. As a nominee to the Small Business of the Year Category, uShip is one of finalists on the shortlist from a broad international field of entrants.

uShip’s Europe General Manager Lupo Westerhuis commented, “We are delighted to have our carbon reduction efforts recognised. Transport emissions are one of the largest areas requiring action and we believe that businesses in our sector need to take real steps to reduce not only their own carbon emissions but also those associated with their customers and suppliers. It is rewarding to be recognised as leader in this area by BusinessGreen.”

The winners will be announced at the BusinessGreen gala dinner on 7th July.

About uShip: uShip helps relieve the stress and high cost of moving hard-to-transport items, such as household goods, cars, antiques, boats, freight, heavy equipment, pets and more. Since it was founded in 2004, the uShip marketplace has attracted nearly £125 million in business transactions, one million customers and 200,000 service providers. uShip operates globally with localised functionality in the UK, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Austria, U.S., Canada and Australia.

uShip Global Ltd
10 John Street

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