Finalists for the Seatrade Maritime Awards 2018 in Dubai announced!

The region’s premier maritime awards recognises industry’s outstanding contributions

The finalists for the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa have been announced.

The Seatrade Maritime Awards recognise the very best of maritime success from across the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa and take place in Dubai on Sunday, 28th October at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, attracting more than 700 industry leaders and government officials.

Celebrating its 15th year, the awards are held under the patronage of H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Chairman of Dubai Maritime City Authority and as part of UAE Maritime Week.

Vanessa Stephens, Seatrade Global Event Director and Managing Director of Seatrade Middle East, said: “A big congratulations to our finalists.  We have to thank Joe Brincat and his judging panel for the hard work and diligence that has enabled us to produce a list of finalists that reflect the spectrum of industry excellence across the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.  We remain proud of our totally independent judging process and commitment to ensure a fair representation of the efforts of the industry.”

For 2018, two new awards have been introduced and include Shipyard of the Year and Maritime Services Award under the ‘Industry’ category and the Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector Award under the ‘Personality and Community’ category. A new category, ‘Regional Focus’ recognises the best regional performers through the Africa Maritime Award and the Indian Subcontinent Maritime Award.

According to a previous winner, H.E. Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman, Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY): “The Seatrade Awards are a benchmark for the industry – there is no question about it. I’ve been attending the event for a number of years and you know when you receive an award from Seatrade, it’s an acknowledgement that you are up there with the best in the industry, and that you have done something positive for the industry.”

The ultimate winners will be revealed on the night, which is also the eve of Seatrade Maritime Middle East, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 29-31 October 2018.

The full list of finalists is listed below:

Technical & Operational Awards

Safety and Quality Award

  • ASRY
  • DNV GL
  • Drydocks World Dubai
  • Monjasa
  • Oman Ship Management Company S.A.O.C.

Education and Training Award

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
  • Oman Ship Management Company S.A.O.C.
  • RAK Ports
  • STS Lawhill Maritime Centre
  • The Shipping Corporation of India

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Aries Group of Companies
  • DP World - UAE Region
  • DP World (Sub Continent)
  • The Shipping Corporation of India

Green Shipping Award

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Al Zahra Ship Operations and Management LLC (Zara Maritime)
  • Bluewater Trade Winds Pvt Ltd.
  • GMS
  • Monjasa
  • The Shipping Corporation of India

Technical Innovation Award

  • ABS
  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Cordstrap Middle East Limited
  • HullWiper Ltd
  • NRG Marine Ltd.
  • Reach and Rescue Ltd

Industry Awards

Offshore Marine Award for Owners & Operators

  • CS Offshore DMCC
  • The Shipping Corporation of India

Shipyard of the Year

  • Abu Dhabi Ship Building
  • Albwardy Damen
  • Drydocks World Dubai
  • NICO International

Ship Agent Award

  • GAC Group
  • Inchcape Shipping Services
  • Kanoo Shipping
  • Sharaf Shipping Agency

Port & Terminal Operator Award

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Basra Gateway Terminal
  • DP World - UAE Region
  • Gulftainer
  • King Abdullah Port

Contribution to Development of the Regional Maritime Cluster Award

  • Basra Gateway Terminal
  • DNV GL
  • Dubai Maritime City LLC
  • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)

Shipping Company of the Year

  • Bahri
  • Maersk
  • Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C.
  • The Shipping Corporation of India

Maritime Logistics Award

  • Bahri
  • LogiPoint
  • Precious Shipping
  • The Shipping Corporation of India
  • Yacht International

Maritime Services Award  

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Al Zahra Ship Operations and Management LLC (Zara Maritime)
  • Alphard Group
  • Fichte & Co.
  • Ince & Co Middle East LLP
  • Monjasa

Table reservations are now being taken and attendees are advised to book early to avoid disappointment at this major networking event.

For more information about the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa, please visit www.seatrade-middleeastawards.com

Caption: Seatrade Maritime Awards 2017 ceremony took place on 9 October at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai

Posted 24 September 2018

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