• 2018 March 14 10:40

    The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 maintains winning formula

    The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2018 will take place at the Atlantis, The Palm, on 15th October this year. This is the fifth year in a row that the Awards and gala dinner have been staged at this fabulous, iconic venue. 

    While TMS is sticking to the same winning formula that have made past Awards so hugely successful, the company is certainly not resting on its laurels. Trevor Pereira, managing director, says, “The Awards are now recognised as being the leading maritime awards event in the region, and one of the top worldwide. The partnership we have built with The Atlantis is a significant part of the success story, ensuring that the setting is suitably prestigious and high quality, and we are delighted to be able to confirm that we will be returning here again this year. But while we have a tried and tested operation, we are not complacent, and we will be going all out to make sure that the TMS Awards 2018 are bigger and better than ever before.”

    The glamorous black-tie event recognises and rewards achievement within the maritime sector, at an individual and corporate level, and will be attended by over 700 senior executives and decision-makers, not only from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, but worldwide. Around 27 Awards will be presented on the night. Most will be selected by an elite panel of judges, handpicked for their knowledge and experience, while others will be chosen by The Maritime Standard team to mark exceptional achievements.

    Winning an award gives companies and individuals a chance to promote their achievements on an international stage. As Ali Shehab, deputy chief executive, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, which was named Tanker Operator of the Year, commented: “To win an Award at such a prestigious event was truly an honour, and it validated the progress we have made, and continue to make as a company in a very competitive business. It was an extremely professional and well-run event, and congratulations are due to The Maritime Standard for everything they have achieved."

    A host of leading companies from the region's shipping and maritime related industries have already confirmed their attendance. Those organisations supporting the Maritime Standard Awards 2018 include: Abu Dhabi Ports, DNV GL, Dubai Trading Agency, Gulf Navigation Holding, Islamic P & I Club, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, Oman Shipping Company, Safeen and Sharjah Ports Authority. The event is endorsed by The Federal Transport Authority-Land & Maritime. Supporting Associations for the event include: UAE Shipping Association (UAESA), The Organisation of Islamic Shipowners’ Association (OISA), The Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI); Indian National Shipowner's Association (INSA); Pakistan Ship Agents Association (PSAA) and the Baltic Ports Organisation.

    Emirates has been selected as the partner airline for The Maritime Standards Awards 2018. Guests flying in to Dubai from abroad to attend the Awards get special fares on Emirates. Details are available on https://tmsawards.com/

    Careem has been selected as the transportation partner for The Maritime Standard Awards. Guests attending the event will be able to avail discounts on fares to and from the event. Details are available on https://tmsawards.com/

    Details about how to nominate for the awards will appear shortly on the website: https://tmsawards.com/

    Table bookings are also now being taken. For more information please contact ammaar@flagshipme.com

2018 March 24

07:50 CMA CGM announces GRR from UAE to East Africa
07:48 ZIM announces 2017 results
07:44 APM Terminals celebrates its first year of working at Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico
07:42 Stena joins a unique cooperation for climate smart transport
07:40 Sea Machines opens second office in Hamburg, Germany

2018 March 23

18:07 World's largest modularized cracking furnace delivered from Wison Zhoushan Yard
17:59 UCL Holding companies performed a unique joint project on delivery of oversize cargo (photo)
17:32 Port of Antwerp pushes ahead with onshore power for ships
17:20 IMO Tier III certification for MTU marine engines from Rolls-Royce
17:18 ABS leads industry discussion on impact of 2020 sulfur cap, cybersecurity and digitization
16:17 WMU contributes to Marine Spatial Planning Training
15:39 Vladimir Putin wins presidential election in Russia with 76.69% of votes
14:46 Court approves amicable agreement in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port
14:24 Work to address maritime security challenges in Africa’s maritime zones underway at a regional workshop
14:23 Samskip starts container service between Amsterdam Container Terminal and Hull
13:58 International organizations join forces in the fisheries sector
13:32 New addition to DNV GL’s Veracity platform promises to raise drilling efficiency by offering digital solution based on data from 80 000 wells
13:02 Wärtsilä to ensure the continuous operations of Hidrovias Group’s pusher tugs in South American rivers
12:35 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v New Orleans with SwissMarine
12:10 BMT teams with BAE SYSTEMS and CAMMELL LAIRD to deliver additional Type 45 Power Generation
11:49 29 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 22-23
11:30 TechnipFMC and Magma Global to enter into a strategic collaboration agreement for hybrid flexible pipe
10:55 BMT and ARES to deliver a further 9 vessels for the Qatari Coastguard
10:44 Port of Rotterdam Authority invests in Port railway line capacity expansion
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.93% to $69.55, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $65
09:59 Port of Rotterdam Authority starts construction of Container Exchange Route
09:37 Bunker prices continue surging at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 1,117 points

2018 March 22

18:18 Global fuel market to remain relatively stable next week, expert says
18:03 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 7.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2M'18, up 6% Y-o-Y
17:45 Transas to return all funds received under state support programme in 2016-18
17:12 Germany based firm offers AIS vessel management tracking systems preventing IUU fishing
16:51 Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017
16:30 Rolls-Royce completes the £1.3 million MAXCMAS research project
15:59 Nitrogen deposition in the oceans needs further study
15:30 Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
14:30 APL starts new India Pakistan Express 2 Service
14:04 RF Transport Ministry defines procedure for approval of widespread minerals production at Russia’s IWWs
13:33 Open simulation platform launches with new partners
13:12 Volga Shipping Company named “Industry Leader” in “Cargo Shipping Company” nomination
12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18