The ceremony took place at the prestigious W Shanghai– The Bund, Shanghai, China and was attended by about 200 guests in person with hundreds more joining globally online for this exciting hybrid event.
A highlight of the awards scheme is hearing who has won the global accolade of receiving an individual achievement award and this year, this included Rodolphe Saadé, CEO, CMA CGM, who received the Global Personality Award and Maria Angelicoussis, Director & Vice President, Angelicoussis Shipping Group receiving the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The collective efforts of A.P. Moller-Maersk were also recognised through a Special Award for the Response to the Pandemic.
A special award recognising Shanghai’s growth as an International Shipping Centre was also presented:
Special Contribution Award to Shanghai Shipping Construction – awarded to China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation
Despite a turbulent year, there have been some outstanding entries from global companies and 5 industry winners were also revealed. These included:
Logistic Solution of the Year Award
Ship of the Year Award
Winner: Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Highly commended: Silversea Cruises
Ship Finance Deal of the Year Award
Winner: Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co. Ltd
Highly commended: Stephenson Harwood
Shipping Company of the Year Award
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Winner: Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Highly commended: Orient Overseas Container Line
The global Seatrade Maritime Awards portfolio provides an unmatched opportunity for individuals and companies, big or small, to showcase their success and focus primarily on achievements over a 12 month period celebrating the companies setting new standards of excellence and innovation.
Each awards scheme relies on an independent judging panel to review entries from international companies and culminates in a physical awards ceremony – and on this occasion, a virtual attendance option to ensure restrictions required in response to the pandemic did not exclude potential guests from joining in the celebrations around the world.
“It is a great honour for us to co-organise the ceremony with Seatrade,” said Mr Gu Jinshan, Chairman of Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) and Chairman of China Ports & Harbours Association, “and I firmly believe that this is the perfect opportunity to recognise internationally the incredible efforts of our sector in this difficult year. We look forward to working together to create a better future for the industry.”
Seatrade Maritime Awards International 2020 is supported by The Baltic Exchange, BIMCO, China Ports & Harbours Association, China Shipowners’ Association, InterManager and International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA).
For more information, go to www.seatradeinternationalawards.com
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