The Maritime Standard Awards extends nomination deadline

As a result of the huge volume of last minute nominations for this year’s The Maritime Standard Awards it has been decided to grant a last, final, one week extension. Nominations now close on August 17th, but there can be no extension beyond that.

16th August 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Managing director, Trevor Pereira, says, “We wanted to make doubly sure that everyone who wishes to nominate has the opportunity to do so. There is still time to make the list of final nominees that will be submitted to the judging panel. However this is the last chance.”

The Maritime Standard Awards 2017 will take place at Atlantis the Palm Dubai on Monday October 23rd. Details about the glittering event, the award categories and how to nominate can be found on:

The day after the Awards, on Tuesday October 24th, the second The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai. A packed programme, with some exciting speakers, has been confirmed and registration is now open. For more information please go to: The following month, in Abu Dhabi, The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held on November 8th. The programme is at an advanced planning stage and details will be issued soon. The dedicated website,, will have all the latest information. So please visit regularly for updates.

Completing a busy period for The Maritime Standard, The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook 2017/18 is now out. Covering developments in the fields of shipping, ship management, ports, shipbuilding and repair, maritime law, insurance and other maritime industry’s sectors; The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook 2017/18 is a must-read publication for everyone interested in UAE maritime issues. The publication can be downloaded by going to: Hard copies are also available from the TMS office.

Editor’s Note: About The Maritime Standard

A subsidiary of Flagship Events, The Maritime Standard (TMS) publishes a high quality e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and contains up-to-date news and analysis from the shipping and ports industries and related sectors. Topics that are covered include tanker, container, dry and liquid bulk, ro-ro, and cruise shipping; terminal operations; port development; classification; ship repair and conversion; shipbuilding; ship agency; finance and insurance; maritime law; and transportation & logistics. The Maritime Standard is edited by Clive Woodbridge, a journalist who has been writing about the maritime sector in the Middle East for over 20 years.

Another division of parent Flagship Events, The Maritime Standard Events focuses specifically on the requirements of the shipping and maritime sector. The company organises a series of industry-leading conferences and other events under its own brand, as well as for third parties in the shipping and ports business.

The Maritime Standard Awards offers the industry a high profile showcase, to recognise and reward achievements at the top level. It was first held in November 2014, hosted by PR guru, Alistair Campbell, and has since been followed by two more, in November 2015 and October 2016. These were hosted by Dutch soccer legend, Ruud Gullitt, and former CNN anchor Jim Clancy respectively.

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