• 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
    • 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 >>>>

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