The Maritime Standard Awards 2017 - Finalists Revealed!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Sunday 24 September 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Maritime Standard has announced the names of the finalists for its fourth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, to be held on Monday, 23rd October 2017, at the Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai. Around 800 people are expected to attend, including many high-level executives and senior governmental figures.

Over the past few weeks an elite panel of judges has been evaluating nominations for a total of 20 different categories for The Maritime Standard Awards 2017.

The Editor of The Maritime Standard, Clive Woodbridge, says, “The standard of entries across all categories has been extremely high this year, and we have had a record number of nominations. So it has been a very hard job for the judges to come up with a short list, but they have done so and those who are in contention for an Award are all really top quality.”

The categories than have been judged by the panel are: Safety and Security; Environmental Protection; Green Shipping; Technology & Innovation; Corporate Social Responsibility; Maritime Education and Training; Maritime Crewing and Manning; and Maritime Security. In addition there are awards for Passenger Ship, Leisure Craft and Yacht Builder; 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

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • ADNATCO-NGSCO
  • Bahri Ship Management Ltd. DMCC
  • DNV-GL
  • DP World UAE Region
  • Drydocks World Dubai
  • Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)
  • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
  • Monjasa
  • Oman Ship Management Company

The Environment Protection Award 

  • Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN)
  • Bahri Ship Management Ltd. DMCC
  • Emarat Maritime LLC
  • HullWiper
  • Kuwait Oil Company

The Green Shipping Award

  • ADNATCO-NGSCO
  • Emarat Maritime LLC
  • HullWiper
  • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

The Technology/Innovations Award

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Bahri
  • DNV-GL
  • Kuwait Oil Company
  • MAP Marine Technologies
  • Marlink Communications FZ-LLC
  • Simatech Shipping LLC

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Abu Dhabi Ship Building
  • Chevron Shipping Company
  • DP World UAE Region
  • Drydocks World Dubai
  • Essar Ports Ltd
  • GAC Group
  • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
  • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd

Shipyard/ Ship Repair Facility of the Year

  • Abu Dhabi Ship Building
  • Bilgin Yachts
  • Drydocks World Dubai
  • Inter Ocean Ship Repair LLC

The Maritime Education & Training Award

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Abu Dhabi Ship Building
  • Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College
  • DP World UAE Region
  • HIMT-Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training
  • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
  • Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
  • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
  • Mercantile Seaman Training Institute Ltd.
  • Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C
  • Synergy Group
  • The Shipping Corporation of India-Maritime Training Institute

Marine Broker of the Year

  • Bush & Noble Yacht Brokerage
  • Maersk Broker Middle East DMC EST
  • McQuilling Shipping Services DMCC

The Marine Crewing and Manning Award

  • Liberty Manning Services Limited
  • MMM - Mercmarine Crew Management

The Maritime Security Award

  • Al Safina Security
  • Alphard Group of Companies
  • Ocean Marine Security Consultant Pvt Ltd

The Passenger Ship, Leisure Craft and Yacht builder of the Year Award

  • Bilgin Yachts
  • Dutch Oriental Megayachts LLC
  • Gulf Craft
  • Ribcraft Middle East

Marine Insurer of the Year

  • General Insurance Corporation Of India (GIC Re)
  • Islamic P&I Club
  • The New India Assurance Co Ltd

Ship Manager of the Year

  • Arka Global Marine Services LLC
  • Bahri Ship Management Ltd. DMCC
  • Centennial Maritime Ventures Pte Ltd
  • Emarat Maritime LLC
  • Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
  • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd

Ship Agency of the Year

  • DTA Ship Agency (LLC)
  • GAC
  • Seamaster Maritime LLC
  • Sharaf Shipping Agency

Tanker Operator of the Year

  • ADNATCO-NGSCO
  • Bahri Oil Transportation
  • Emarat Maritime LLC
  • Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
  • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
  • Tristar Shipping

Ship Owner/Operator of the Year

  • Bahri/NSCSA
  • COSCO Shipping Lines CO., LTD.
  • Emarat Maritime
  • Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
  • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd
  • 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
  • DP World UAE Region
  • Essar Ports Ltd
  • Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Co. (GSCCO)

Port of the Year

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited
  • Cochin Port Trust

Shipping Company of the Year

  • Bahri/NSCSA
  • COSCO Shipping Lines CO., LTD.
  • Emarat Maritime LLC
  • GMS (Dubai)
  • Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
  • Maersk Line
  • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd
  • Tristar Shipping

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

This year’s The Maritime Standard Awards will have more than a touch of Bollywood glitz and glamour, as it has been confirmed that actress, model and former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta, will host the event. The Maritime Standard Awards is a high profile, glittering and unique event that aims to recognise exceptionally high levels of achievement in the shipping, ports and related industries in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The finalists have been chosen from over 160 nominations received this year, a record number.

The selection of these shortlisted companies and organisations has been carried out by a respected, independent judging panel, based on the ability to demonstrate high levels of quality and performance against the particular criteria set for each category. The Maritime Standard Awards 2017’s judges comprises of experienced, well respected individuals that have been drawn from many different fields, they are:

  • Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard (Chairman of the Judging Panel)
  • Mohammed Ali Ahmed, COO, DP World UAE Region
  • Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
  • Abdulkareem Mubarak Ahmed Al Masabi, Vice President- Ports Unit, Abu Dhabi Ports and Chairman, Abu Dhabi Terminals
  • Tarik Al Junaidi, CEO, Oman Shipping Company
  • Capt. Anoop Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
  • Arun Kumar Gupta, Managing Director, Indian Ports Global Ltd (IPGL)
  • Rajiv Agarwal, CEO and Managing Director, Essar Ports Ltd
  • Capt. Jitendra Misra, Managing Director, Emarat Maritime LLC

More information about The Maritime Standard Awards, and how to book a table to attend this prestigious event, can be found by going to www.tmsawards.com

Editor’s Note: About The Maritime Standard
The Maritime Standard (TMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flagship Events LLC, publishes a regular e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and has built up a circulation of more than 40,000 recipients. It delivers the most accurate, up-to-date news about the market and has built up the largest circulation of any shipping-related online newsletter in the Middle East and India. It is also gaining popularity in other major shipping hubs, including Oslo, Hamburg, Singapore, London and Greece. The newsletter includes news and analysis from the shipping and ports industries and related sectors in the Middle East and Subcontinent. Topics that are covered include tanker shipping, container operations, dry and liquid bulk trades, ro-ro, and cruise shipping. In addition there is up to date information about regional terminal operations; port development; classification; ship repair and conversion; shipbuilding; ship agency; finance and insurance; maritime law; and transportation & logistics. The newsletter regularly carries exclusives, analysis and interviews with top executives.

TMS also publishes the very successful TMS UAE Yearbook. The first 2016/17 edition was followed by a second volume covering 2017/18, that was launched in July this year. Covering key developments across the country’s maritime sector, the annual publication aims to publicise the UAE’s achievements both locally and internationally, through in depth articles, researched first hand. These cover all the major sectors of the shipping, ports and maritime industry in the UAE. The articles, on terminals, shipping companies, shipyards, maritime law firms, classification, regulators and inland transport firms, among others, have been well received by the industry as a year round reference point. The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook 2017/18 is a must-read publication for everyone interested in UAE maritime issues, and can be downloaded by going to: http://www.themaritimestandard.com/uae-yearbook- 2017-18.

The not-to-be missed The Maritime Standard Awards recognise and celebrate success in the shipping, ports and related sectors across the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. The fourth edition, The Maritime Standard Awards 2017, take place on Monday, 23rd October 2017 at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.

The Awards are now positioned as one of the world's leading shipping and maritime awards gala dinners and are the premier event of their kind in the region. Each of the three events to date have been under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and have each attracted close to 700 of the region's elite shipping and maritime professionals, as well as a number of leading figures from overseas. These guests have come from a variety of industry segments, ranging from ports and terminal operators to ship owners and managers, and executives from the worlds of maritime law and finance, classification, ship building and repair and maritime education and training.

The 2017 TMS Awards event, which will be hosted by the well-known actress and model, Lara Dutta, will see 21 general awards presented, following the recommendations of an elite, independent judging panel, as well as a number for special individual awards recognising the contributions made by high profile industry leaders and innovators. The Awards have set a benchmark within the industry and have become an eagerly anticipated meeting place for top executives from across the business, where they can meet, network and create new opportunities. Website: www.tmsawards.com  

TMS organises two market leading one day conferences: The TMS Tanker Conference and the TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference. The second TMS Tanker Conference will take place on 24th October 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai. Presentations will be given by many of the region's leading tanker owners and operators, as well as experts in related fields. Attendees will include key decision makers and opinion formers who will be given a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist, not just for ship owners and operators active in the tanker markets, but those delivering products and services to this sector. For more information about the 2017 event, please go to the website: www.tmstankerconference.com

The third TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, on November 8th 2017, building on the success of the first two events, in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The Conference will bring together experts from the fields of shipping, ports, banking, finance, trade and maritime law, among others, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping business, and trade, in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. They will share their insights and knowledge through a series of presentations and panel discussions, signposting the way forward. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear from a high level panel of speakers about the key challenges ahead, as well as the significant opportunities that exist. For more information please go to: www.tms-shipfinanceandtrade.com


Contacts

The Maritime Standard

(A Division of Flagship Events LLC)

Ammaar Murtaza Moosa
M: +971 55 245 4466
E: ammaar@flagshipme.com

Tel: + 97143805556, Fax: +97143805509

www.flagshipme.com 





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H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group (centre), (left to right) Noura Rashed Al Dhaheri, Abu Dhabi Ports; Ray Girvan, Glenbuck Publishing; Clive Woodbridge, The Maritime Standard; Yasser Nasr Zagloul, National Marine Dreding Company; Rajiv Agarwal, Essar Ports; H.E. Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard; Rania Ali; Khamis Juma Buamim, Gulf Navigation; Ali Lakjani, Dubai Trading Agency; Dr. Abdullatif Abdullah Bin Sultan, Organisation of Islamic Shipowners Association; Jim Clancy. (Photo: AETOS Wire)

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group (centre), (left to right) Noura Rashed Al Dhaheri, Abu Dhabi Ports; Ray Girvan, Glenbuck Publishing; Clive Woodbridge, The Maritime Standard; Yasser Nasr Zagloul, National Marine Dreding Company; Rajiv Agarwal, Essar Ports; H.E. Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard; Rania Ali; Khamis Juma Buamim, Gulf Navigation; Ali Lakjani, Dubai Trading Agency; Dr. Abdullatif Abdullah Bin Sultan, Organisation of Islamic Shipowners Association; Jim Clancy. (Photo: AETOS Wire)

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