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 beheld on Monday, 15th October 2018, at the Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, has beenannounced. Around 800 high level executives from the worlds of shipping, ports,shipbuilding and repair and other maritime sectors will attend the event, along withleading figures from governmental agencies and international industry bodies, towitness 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 longtrack record of excellence in their chosen fields, has over the past few weeks beenassessing and evaluating nominations for a total of 19 different categories, thewinners of which will be announced at theGala dinner. The Editor of TheMaritime Standard, Clive Woodbridge, says, “Once again thestandard of entries for all of the Awards has been exceptionally high and a tremendous amount ofeffort 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; CorporateSocial Responsibility; Maritime Education and Training; Transport & Logisticsand Energy, Oil and Gas Shipping. In addition there are awards for Shipyard/ShipRepair Facility; Marine Broker; Marine Insurance Company; Ship Manager; ShipAgency; 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 thenominations submitted, there will be a number of individual awards selected byThe Maritime Standard. These include the Best Practices Award; Deal of the Year;Young Person in Shipping; Woman in Shipping; Editor’s Choice; OutstandingAchievement; Personality of the Year; TMS Excellence in Shipping; LifetimeAchievement; and Hall of Fame Awards.

The selection of these shortlisted companies and organisations has been carried outby the independent judging panel, against criteria set for each category. No judge isasked to vote in a category where their company has an interest, nor where they area nominee. The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 judges, all well respectedindividuals with deserved reputations in the industry for their expertise andintegrity, 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

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

Image Caption: Winners of The Maritime Standard Awards 2017 along with Trevor Pereira, Managing Director, The Maritime Standard and Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard

Editor’s Note: About The Maritime Standard

The Maritime Standard (TMS), 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. It delivers the most accurate, up-to-date news about the market and has built up the largest readership 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 the Indian 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 last 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

Preparations for the 2018/19 issue are well underway and this will be published in the summer of 2018.

Website: www.themaritimestandard.com

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 the Indian Subcontinent. The fifth edition of TMS Awards will take place on Monday, on 15th October 2018 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. All of the four events to date have been held 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.

For the inaugural event in 2014 PR guru, journalist and writer Alastair Campbell performed as master of ceremonies, while in 2015 Dutch soccer legend, Ruud Gullit compered the event and in 2016 former CNN news anchor, Jim Clancy, was on stage to lead proceedings.

The 2017 TMS Awards event, which was hosted by the well-known actress and model, Lara Dutta, saw 20 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

The third Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on 16th October 2018 at Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai. Attendees will include key decision makers and opinion formers who were able to discuss 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. The second TMS Tanker Conference took place on 24th October 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai. Presentations were given by many of the region’s leading tanker owners and operators, as well as experts in related fields. For more information about the 2018 event, which is at an advanced planning stage, please go to the website: www.tmstankerconference.com

The fourth Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held on 6th November 2018 at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort. 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. The third TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference took place at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, on November 8th 2017, building on the success of the first two events, held in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Speakers shared their insights and knowledge through a series of presentations and panel discussions, signposting the way forward. For more information about the 2018 event, please go to: www.tms-shipfinanceandtrade.com

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