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2022 Finalists Announced for CrewConnect Global Awards

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Following a competitive and rigorous round of judging, the official shortlist for the CrewConnect Global Awards has been announced.

The winners, across five different categories, will be revealed on Thursday 24 November during a glittering ceremony, which will take place on the last day of the CrewConnect Global Conference and Exhibition in Manila, Philippines.

Chris Morley, Group Director – Seatrade Maritime, said: “CrewConnect Global has a celebrated history of rewarding and recognising excellence in the crewing community and it’s great to have the opportunity once again to bring that mechanism to a vital sector of our industry. Celebrating the achievements and successes of the heart of our community – its people – could not be more important right now and I know our judges and the whole team here are looking forward to celebrating with attendees in person in Manila.”


The 2022 finalists are as follows:


Industry Solutions Award

  • Ocean Technologies Group
  • Mental Health Support Solutions GmbH
  • Sailors' Society Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conferences
  • The Mission to Seafarers

Innovation & Adoption of Technology Award

  • Wärtsilä Voyage
  • Sailors' Society ShipVisitor App
  • Oceanic
  • Onboard Maritime
  • Mintra
  • Maritime Trainer

Safety at Sea Award     

  • Marlow Navigation Co. Ltd., and Marlow Navigation Philippines
  • V.Group
  • MarinePALS

Seafarer of the Year Award

  • Van Alfred M. Villanueva
  • Marlow Navigation Philippines Inc. / Capt. Noel Uy / BBC Pearl Officers and Crew

Welfare and Corporate Social Responsibility Award

  • International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN)
  • Berge Bulk Maritime Pte. Ltd./ Ms. Bong Regalado
  • Danica Crewing Specialists
  • Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. (PTCI)
  • The Standard Club
  • Sailors Society
  • Oceanic
  • Global Maritime Youth (WOmaritime Experts) - Captain Londy Ngcobo

Entries have been judged by an independent panel of distinguished industry leaders. The judging panel have been looking for excellence, innovation and role models in an industry keeping pace with change occurring at unparalleled speed.

The CrewConnect Global judging panel is below:

  • Adam Lewis, Head of Training and Operations, IMEC
  • Andreas Nordseth, Director General, Danish Maritime Authority
  • Capt. Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General, InterManager
  • Katie Higginbottom, Head, ITF Seafarers’ Trust
  • John Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, The Nautical Institute
  • Natalie Shaw, Director Employment Affairs, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  • Jason Zuidema, Executive Director/ General Secretary, North American Maritime Ministry Association/ International Christian Maritime Association

There is also an Editorial Choice category – The Lifetime Achievement Award, the winner of which will be selected by representatives from the Seatrade Maritime editorial board and announced during the presentation ceremony.

The CrewConnect Global Awards is part of the CrewConnect Global Conference and Exhibition. Visit the website to access the full agenda and networking programme, to see the confirmed exhibitors and to confirm your place at this must-attend event.

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