• 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 October 21

08:54 20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius named in Shanghai
08:50 CFO Paul Smits leaves the Port of Rotterdam Authority
07:52 COSCO SHIPPING starts shipment of Toyota exhibits

2018 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform
16:48 Finland’s Water Transport Act aims to improve safety and increases preparedness for the future
16:26 World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos” started its voyage to Europe
16:04 KN will motivate its employees with the company's shares
15:42 New Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte officially openes
15:20 Seimas members visiting Klaipėda discussed benefits provided by LNG terminal
14:59 Ukraine plans dredging of 16.33 million cbm of material in 2019
14:37 UN agencies delivering on maritime security
14:15 Hapag-Lloyd starts new Red Sea service
14:00 Atomflot: shipments from Arctic LNG and Yamal LNG to be assisted by diesel and gas powered icebreakers
13:31 MOL's newbuilt LNG carrier "MARVEL EAGLE" to transport LNG from Cameron project in U.S.
13:11 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launches POSS-115 Project tug
13:05 BigLift Barentsz sails Northern Sea route for Pioneering Spirit
12:48 Glavgosexpertiza approves reconstruction of KSK grain terminal to increase its capacity to 4 million tonnes
12:22 Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
12:05 FESCO wins tender for supplying Indian Research Stations in Antarctica in 2019
11:43 Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
11:20 North Sea Giant turns to The Switch EBL technology
10:54 NOVATEK to place four FLNG facilities on the Northern Sea Route
10:31 RF Navy’s major amphibious ship Ivan Gren enters North Sea
10:07 Port of Vancouver closes 2018 cruise season
09:56 Brent Crude futures price up 0.4% to $79.61, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.35% to $68.89
09:38 Tackling maritime emissions - IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits
09:29 Expert forecasts more favorable ice situation on Northern Sea Route for 30 years ahead
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,565 points
09:07 Hapag-Lloyd, CMA-CGM and COSCO enhance GEM service - covering Mediterranean with the Middle East / ISC
08:37 Samskip launches Netherlands-Italy multimodal rail service
08:07 SEA\LNG submits open comment on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Puget Sound LNG facility
07:20 Van Oord awarded offshore contract for the West White Rose Project

2018 October 18

18:03 VSDV opens new crossdock location in the port of Amsterdam
17:33 The first vessel in Klaveness Combination Carriers next generation of combination carriers named at New Yangzi Shipyard in China
17:17 Cargo transportation via Northern Sea Route can reach 17 million tonnes in 2018
17:03 Savannah container trade up 12 percent in September 2018
16:55 PGRK: sales strategy of Pavlovskoye deposit project is focused on foreign markets
16:33 SITC Logistics Group signs strategic cooperation agreement with Chengdu Port Investment Group and Guangzhou Port Logistics Group
16:03 NYK and Horiba to develop a new sulfur-in-oil analyzer for ships
15:34 Thames freight volume rises by 40% as Thames Vision strategy starts to bear fruit
15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO present results of the study at IMO meeting
15:31 Dublin Port volumes grow by 4.7% in first nine months. By year end, 36% growth in just six years
15:03 Chinese Lingang group invests 85 million euros in Zeebrugge inner port
14:47 Practical aspects of LNG bunkering to be discussed at the dedicated conference in Moscow on October 24
14:33 Nouryon, Tata Steel, and Port of Amsterdam partner to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe
14:24 Bunker prices may change irregular next week amid rising volatility on global fuel market, expert says
14:11 Tallink and Rauma marine constructions sign letter of intent for the construction of new shuttle ferry
14:02 VesselMan and DNV GL team up to offer optimized solution for dry-docking management
13:30 Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions
13:14 Equinor’s share saving plan allocates shares