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 finalists are:
For 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 and Oman Ship Management Company.
For the Environment Protection Award: Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), Bahri Ship Management Ltd. DMCC, Emarat Maritime LLC, HullWiper and Kuwait Oil Company.
For the Green Shipping Award: ADNATCO-NGSCO, Emarat Maritime LLC, HullWiper and Kuwait Oil Tanker Company.
For the Technology/Innovations Award: Abu Dhabi Ports, Bahri, DNV-GL, Kuwait Oil Company, MAP Marine Technologies, Marlink Communications FZ-LLC and Simatech Shipping LLC.
For 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) and The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
For the Shipyard/ Ship Repair Facility of the Year: Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Bilgin Yachts, Drydocks World Dubai and Inter Ocean Ship Repair LLC.
For 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 and The Shipping Corporation of India-Maritime Training Institute.
For the Marine Broker of the Year: Bush & Noble Yacht Brokerage, Maersk Broker Middle East DMC EST and McQuilling Shipping Services DMCC.
For the Marine Crewing and Manning Award: Liberty Manning Services Limited and MMM - Mercmarine Crew Management.
For the Maritime Security Award: Al Safina Security, Alphard Group of Companies and Ocean Marine Security Consultant Pvt Ltd.
For the Passenger Ship, Leisure Craft and Yacht builder of the Year Award: Bilgin Yachts, Dutch Oriental Megayachts LLC, Gulf Craft and Ribcraft Middle East.
For the Marine Insurer of the Year: General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re), Islamic P&I Club and The New India Assurance Co Ltd.
For the 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 and The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
For Ship Agency of the Year: DTA Ship Agency (LLC), GAC, Seamaster Maritime LLC and Sharaf Shipping Agency.
For the Tanker Operator of the Year: ADNATCO-NGSCO, Bahri Oil Transportation, Emarat Maritime LLC, Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company and Tristar Shipping.
For the 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 and Tristar Shipping.
For the Classification Society of the Year: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), DNV-GL and Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF).
For the Terminal Operator of the Year: Abu Dhabi Terminals, DP World UAE Region, Essar Ports Ltd and Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Co. (GSCCO).
For the Port of the Year: Abu Dhabi Ports, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited and Cochin Port Trust.
For the 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 and 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.