• 2018 September 17 10:18

    The Maritime Standard reveals finalists for 2018 Awards

    Dubai, 17th September 2018: The full list of finalists for the fifth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, to be held on Monday, 15th October 2018, at the Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, has been announced. Around 800 high level executives from the worlds of shipping, ports, shipbuilding and repair and other maritime sectors will attend the event, along with leading figures from governmental agencies and international industry bodies, to witness the presentation of these prestigious awards.

    For the fifth year in a row The Maritime Standard (TMS) has secured the royal patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.

    An expert panel of judges drawn from different industry sectors, all with a long track record of excellence in their chosen fields, has over the past few weeks been assessing and evaluating nominations for a total of 19 different categories, the winners of which will be announced at the Gala dinner. The Editor of The Maritime Standard, Clive Woodbridge, says, “Once again the standard of entries for all of the Awards has been exceptionally high and a tremendous amount of effort has been put into making a strong case for each entry. It has not been an easy job for the judges to assess the entries, make comparisons  and come to conclusions, but I am pleased to say this process has now been completed and all of those who are in contention for an Award deserve recognition as quality performers.”

    The categories that have been judged by the panel are: Safety and Security; Environmental Protection; Green Shipping; Technology & Innovation; Corporate Social Responsibility; Maritime Education and Training; Transport & Logistics and Energy, Oil and Gas Shipping. In addition there are awards for Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility; Marine Broker; Marine Insurance Company; Ship Manager; Ship Agency; Tanker Operator; Shipowner and Operator; Classification Society; Terminal Operator; Shipping Company and Port of the Year.
    The full list of finalists is:

    The Safety and Security Award

    • Bahri Ship Management
    • DNV-GL
    • DP World UAE Region
    • Drydocks World Dubai
    • Emarat Maritime LLC
    • Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)
    • Essar Ports Ltd
    • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
    • Oman Ship Management Company
    • The Shipping Corporation of India

    The Environment Protection Award

    • DP World, UAE Region
    • Emarat Maritime LLC
    • Fairdeal Marine Services LLC
    • HullWiper Limited
    • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
    • LUKOIL Marine Lubricants DMCC
    • MAN Diesel & Turbo Middle East LLC

    The Green Shipping Award

    • Emarat Maritime LLC
    • GMS (Dubai)
    • HullWiper Limited
    • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
    • Monjasa
    • Orient Overseas Container Line Limited

    The Technology/Innovations Award

    • Abu Dhabi Ports
    • HullWiper Limited
    • Kongsberg Maritime Middle East DMCCO
    • Kuwait Institute of Maritime Research
    • LUKOIL Marine Lubricants DMCC
    • MAN Diesel & Turbo Middle East LLC
    • Marlink
    • ShipNEXT

    The Corporate Social Responsibility Award

    • DP World India
    • Essar Ports Ltd
    • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
    • Maharashtra Maritime Board
    • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd

    Shipyard / Ship Repair Facility of the Year

    • Abu Dhabi Ship Building
    • Albwardy Damen
    • Drydocks World Dubai
    • Inter Ocean Ship Repair LLC
    • Nico International

    The Maritime Education & Training Award

    • Abu Dhabi Ports
    • DP World
    • Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
    • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
    • Mercantile Seaman Training Institute Ltd.
    • The Shipping Corporation of India

    Energy, Oil and Gas Shipping Award

    • Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
    • Monjasa

    Transport and Logistics Award

    • GAC Group
    • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics LLC
    • Pentagon Freight Services LLC
    • Tristar Transport
    • Yacht International Co. LLC

    Marine Broker of the Year

    • Maersk Broker Middle East DMC EST
    • Main Mast Marsec Private Limited
    • McQuilling Shipping Services DMCC
    • Safepassage Shipping LLP

    Marine Insurer of the Year

    • Dubai National Insurance and Reinsurance PSC
    • General Insurance Corporation Of India
    • Islamic P&I Club
    • Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (Middle East) B.S.C
    • The New India Assurance Co Ltd

    Ship Manager of the Year

    • Bahri Ship Management Ltd. DMCC
    • Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
    • Synergy Group

    Ship Agency of the Year

    • DTA Ship Agency
    • GAC Group
    • KANOO Shipping
    • Wilhelmsen Ships Service
    • Yacht International Co. LLC

    Tanker Operator of the Year

    • ADNOC Logistics & Services
    • Bahri
    • Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
    • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
    • Oman Charter Company S.A.O.C
    • Tristar Shipping

    Ship Owner/Operator of the Year

    • ADNOC Logistics & Services
    • Bahri
    • Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
    • International Shipping & Logistics FZE
    • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd
    • Tomini Shipping
    • Tristar Shipping

    Classification Society of the Year

    • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
    • DNV-GL
    • Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)

    Terminal Operator of the Year

    • Abu Dhabi Terminals
    • ADANI Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited
    • DP World, UAE Region
    • Essar Ports Ltd
    • Red Sea Gateway Terminal

    Port of the Year

    • Abu Dhabi Ports
    • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited
    • Essar Ports Ltd

    Shipping Company of the Year

    • APL Emirates L.L.C
    • Bahri
    • Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
    • Oman Charter Company S.A.O.C
    • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd

    In addition to the Awards chosen by the judging panel on the basis of the nominations submitted, there will be a number of individual awards selected by The Maritime Standard. These include the Best Practices Award; Deal of the Year; Young Person in Shipping; Woman in Shipping; Editor’s Choice; Outstanding Achievement; Personality of the Year; TMS Excellence in Shipping; Lifetime Achievement; and Hall of Fame Awards.

    The selection of these shortlisted companies and organisations has been carried out by the independent judging panel, against criteria set for each category. No judge is asked to vote in a category where their company has an interest, nor where they are a nominee. The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 judges, all well respected individuals with deserved reputations in the industry for their expertise and integrity, are:

    • Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard (Chairman of the Judging
      Panel)
    • Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, KOTC
    • Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO, ADNOC Logistics & Services
    • Angus Frew, Secretary General/CEO, BIMCO
    • Capt. Anoop Kumar Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation of India
    • H.E. Eng. Hessa Bint Ahmed Al Malek, Executive Director of the Maritime
      Sector, Federal Transport Authority-Land & Maritime
    • Ruwan Waidyaratne, Chairman of CASA and MD of Hayley's Advantis Limited
    • Dr. Mustafa Massad, President, Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
    • Capt. David Stockley, COO, Oman Shipping Company
    • Capt. S.R. Patnaik, Director and Chief Executive Officer, International Shipping
      and Logistics
    • Capt. Jitendra Misra, Managing Director, Emarat Maritime
    • Eng. Sherine El Naggar, Chairman, Eng. Sherine El Naggar

    Read more about The Maritime Standard Awards >>>>


2018 December 15

16:23 MOL Passenger Line receives award for outstanding performance in 'Cruise of the Year 2018'
14:53 CMA CGM to implement GRR for India East Coast-West Africa trade
13:51 CMA CGM announces LSS on services from / to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
12:44 NYK Cruises receives Grand Prix Award for 2018 World Cruise
11:27 TT-Line places order for RoPax "green" ferry with China's Jiangsu Jinling Shipyard

2018 December 14

18:17 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from East Asia to Mexico, Central America, West Coast of South America, Caribbean & Panama
17:48 Petersburg Oil Terminal puts into operation its emergency response team
17:33 Vinalines to open container shipping centre next week
17:30 Fairway adjustment will simplify Elbe traffic control already next year
17:27 Final cruise ship for the year calls to the Port of Gothenburg
17:23 The MV Magda joins the Klaveness Bulkhandling pool
17:16 India’s containerised export up 10% in the third quarter of 2018
17:13 FSL Trust announces newbuilding agreement for the construction of two LR2 product tankers
17:13 Havyard project with Havila Kystruten on hydrogen-powered coastal route operations to receive over NOK 100 million in funding from Pilot-E
16:24 World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US leading up to 2020
15:57 IMO held training workshops in Cameroon Single Window for Foreign Trade Transactions
14:49 Onezhsky Shipyard lays down self-propelled hopper barge of Project HB600
14:08 Irish Continental Group plc takes delivery of cruise ferry W.B.Yeats
13:55 WMU takes part in Ocean Literacy Conference
13:31 First in industry ADNOC co-loads LPG and propylene onto same vessel in Ruwais
13:10 WMU hosted round table discussion regarding key challenges facing IMO
12:53 Bunker market at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia shows mixed price movements (graph)
12:32 Nordic American Offshore secures contract for its PSV NAO Viking
12:11 Rosrybolovstvo supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress
11:50 Association of Commercial Sea Ports celebrates its 30th anniversary
11:24 Gazprom and Itochu sign MoU under Baltic LNG project
11:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreement
10:48 Domestic ferry safety exercise conducted in Indonesia
10:25 IMO holds training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
10:06 EC adds six new yards to its ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’
09:47 Brent Crude futures price down 0.61% to $61.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $52.37
09:25 GTT notified by HSHI for the tank design of two new LNG carriers for CMM
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,365 points
08:06 Fincantieri publishes its Sustainability Plan 2018-2022
07:14 Port of Long Beach cargo volume up to 621,835 TEU in November 2018
06:09 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for LPG carrier "LAUREL PRIME"

2018 December 13

18:43 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 19-millionth tonne mark
18:28 Port of Kaliningrad throughput in Jan-Nov rose 4% to nearly 13 million tonnes
18:25 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to cancel calls at Port of Bremerhaven
17:25 Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins
17:19 Port of Vyborg 11-month cargo volumes soar 24% to 1.72 million tonnes
17:13 Seabridge first in Belgium to receive the SCA certificate
17:08 Jan De Nul cleans up polluted beaches along the coast in southern France
17:07 Bunker fuel prices at Far Eastern ports close the week lower
17:00 Murmansk Region will improve water safety regulations – Marina Kovtun
16:47 Port of Vysotsk cargo volume in Jan-Nov rises 6% to 16.86 million tonnes
16:36 Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering and NAODAN Chartering
16:30 Murmansk Region Governor is a member of revised State Commission for Arctic Development Issues
16:26 YILPORT Holding wins Port Operator Award at Lloyd’s List Global Awards
16:03 Rosmorport releases RFPs for design of an DF 12/14MW icebreaker
15:49 Jotun and Kansai Paint build relationship to meet marine and protective demand
15:46 Baltic Sea Ports Authority icebreakers assist merchant vessels in the Gulf of Finland
15:21 Containerships receives its first LNG-powered container vessel
14:44 Uncertainty lingers in fuel markets despite OPEC cuts
14:17 Maersk Line receives Containership Operator of the Year award
14:13 Iran-Indonesia to develop port cooperation
13:22 NOIA: U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act
13:12 QPS inks first "Green Loan" with BNP Paribas
12:48 Panama Canal signs agreement with Brazil's Port of Itaqui