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Seatrade announces finalists for Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2015

Seatrade announces finalists for Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2015
Seatrade has announced a shortlist of 54 finalists for the 8th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia to be held on 16 November in Hong Kong.

The 54 finalists have convinced an independent panel of judges of their well-deserving achievements amidst tough operating conditions in the global shipping market.

“We received a huge number of nominations and entries this year”, said Marcus Hand, Seatrade Maritime News Asia Editor and Chairman of the Judging Panel. “The quality of the submissions were impressive and reflected the steely resolve of the maritime industry to rise above the challenges and constantly improve and out-perform itself.” Close to 100 submissions were received, vying for a spot within the 12 open award categories.

For the first time, the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia will be held in conjunction with the Hong Kong Logistics and Maritime Weeks, as a partner event of the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference.

Award winners will be announced at the black tie gala dinner, held at the Conventional Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which is expected to be attended by close to 500 maritime and logistics industry executives.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of special awards including the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award which had been presented to a very select few to honour individuals for their significant and lasting contributions to the maritime industry in Asia.

The awards shortlist in each of the categories is as follows:

Environment Protection Award
APL Co. Pte Ltd
Pacific Basin Shipping
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd

Technical Innovation Award
Arctic Steel Pty Ltd
ClassNK – NAPA Green
Fuji Electric
GAC EnvironHull Limited

Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Holman Fenwick Willan
Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc
Sembcorp Marine Ltd
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd

Safety Award
Berge Bulk
Fleet Management Limited
Keppel FELS Limited
Pacific Basin Shipping
Rickmers Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Ship Manager Award
Fleet Management Limited
Fugro Marine Services Pte Ltd
Great Circle Shipping Agency Limited
Pacific Basin Shipping
Rickmers Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Ship Owner/Operator Award
Caravel Shipping Limited
MOL Liner Ltd
Pacific Basin Shipping
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd
Swire Shipping

Emerging Terminal Operator Award
Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip Limited, Paradeep
Pusan Newport International Terminal
SOHAR Port and Freezone

Maritime Logistics Award
CEVA Logistics
Kerry Logistics
Toll Group

Maritime Law Award
Holman Fenwick Willan
Ince & Co
Mayer Brown JSM
Reed Smith
Wikborg Rein

Ship Finance Award
DNB Bank ASA, Singapore Branch
Ince & Co
Mayer Brown JSM
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Watson Farley & Williams

Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Award
Keppel Shipyard Limited
Sembcorp Marine Ltd
Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Limited

Deal of the Year
Allen & Gledhill LLP
Allen & Gledhill LLP (Debt restructuring of PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk)
BW Pacific Ltd
ICBC Financial Leasing Co Ltd
Team Tankers/Wikborg Rein

Judging Panel
Marcus Hand, Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

The Judges:
Gerardo Borromeo, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc
Arthur Bowring, Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA)
Peter Cremers, Executive Chairman, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
Sunny Ho, Executive Director, Hong Kong Shippers Council
Esben Poulsson, Chairman, Enesel Pte Ltd and President, Singapore Shipping Association
Torgeir Sterri, Vice President and Regional Manager for Region Greater China, DNV GL
Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President, ClassNK
Tim Wilkins, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, INTERTANKO Asia

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