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One week to go: A celebration of maritime achievement at Seatrade Awards 2021

In just under one week, those spearheading a safer, more sustainable, and more efficient maritime industry will have their achievements recognised as winners across 14 categories at the 32nd edition of Seatrade Awards, in association with Lloyd’s List, via an industry-inclusive online presentation ceremony.

The presentation, which will be broadcast online at 10:00AM GMT on Wednesday 3 November and is free to attend, marks the culmination of a highly competitive year for Seatrade Awards, where a record number of companies contributed by showcasing the success, innovation and determination that has enabled global shipping markets to not only service an efficient supply chain, but also keep the world connected throughout a global pandemic.

“The online nature of the celebrations for this year’s Seatrade Awards will enable a wider network of maritime professionals to unite and reflect on the remarkable achievements of their community and peers. We believe this accessible, flexible approach will provide our audience with an exciting way to engage in the presentation of these awards in the absence of our usual in-person gathering, which we look forward to at the next edition of Seatrade Awards,” said Chris Morley – Group Director – Maritime Events, Informa Markets.

“On behalf of Seatrade and our colleagues at Lloyd’s List, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to each finalist for the time invested in taking part in this year’s Seatrade Awards, and wish them the best of luck ahead of the winner announcement next week,” added Morley.

This year’s shortlist represents a collection of teams who have demonstrated remarkable performance in relation to tackling greener shipping, reducing risk to life at sea and improving efficiency through innovative thinking, digital adoption and industry commitment. The finalists themselves will have been through two rounds of evaluation, provided by a number of independent judging panels responsible for looking after a total of seven categories.

Awards open for 2021 featured categories including the ever-competitive Safety at Sea Award, which is sponsored by DNV in addition to two new additions, including the Port & Terminal Digital Technology Award, in association with TOC Events Worldwide, and the Sustainable Supply Chain Management Award, in association with International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA).

“When looking at what is crucial in stimulating positive industry progress, the opportunity to recognise success, commitment and innovation is essential. The last eighteen months have presented the global maritime industry with more disruption than one would expect across an entire lifetime, which means the occasion of Seatrade Awards, which exists to celebrate such achievements, comes at a crucial time,” commented Stephen Alexander, COO, The International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA).

In addition to the seven independently judged categories, those attending the online presentation will also witness the announcement of a series of personality awards, which includes the Diversity & Equality Award, which is sponsored by ADNOC Logistics & Services the Global Performer Award, which is sponsored by Bureau Veritas.

“As we emerge from a challenging period for the global economy – caused by the pandemic – which heavily impacted the maritime sector, it is more important than ever that we pause to acknowledge the contributions of those unsung heroes that make it possible to have a safe, sustainable and efficient maritime industry,” commented Ali Asad Ali, SVP, Human Capital & Support Services. ADNOC Logistics & Services.

The 32nd edition of Seatrade Awards will be live streamed at 10:00am GMT (2:00pm GST, 6:00pm CST) on Wednesday 3 November with an on-demand episode available to watch afterwards. To be a part of the celebrations, register for free by clicking here.

To find out more about Seatrade Awards, visit

With thanks to headline sponsor ADNOC Logistics & Services and category sponsors Bureau Veritas and DNV.

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