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Seatrade announces winners for the 8th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia in Hong Kong

Seatrade announces winners for the 8th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia in Hong Kong
Singapore, 17 November 2015 - A total of 16 award winners were unveiled and honoured last night at the 8th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia held at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, as part of the Hong Kong Logistics and Maritime Weeks.

Organised by Seatrade and guest hosted by international news journalist Sharanjit Leyl, the awards gala dinner, widely acknowledged as one of the region's most prestigious industry awards was attended by the Who's Who in the maritime and logistics industry. 12 well-deserving winners selected from 54 finalists in the competitive categories, have convinced an independent panel of judges of their outstanding performance and achievements despite keen competition and operating conditions, exhibiting strong resilience characteristic of the maritime industry.

Four special awards were presented to individuals for their exemplary work and contributions to the shipping industry. The prestigious Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to a very select few to honour individuals for their significant and lasting contributions to the maritime industry in Asia went to George Chao, President of, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport. Gerardo Borromeo, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Office, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. and Angad Banga, Executive Director, The Caravel Group Limited, were presented the Seatrade Personality of the Year and Seatrade Young Person of the Year respectively.

Arthur Bowring, Managing Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association was presented the Contribution to the Development of the Hong Kong Maritime Cluster Award. "This award is a much appreciated recognition of the hard work of all the staff at the Association," said Mr Bowring. "But we have to remember that any Association is only as good as its members, and we are extremely fortunate in Hong Kong to have committed quality owners and ship managers, who have enthusiastically participated in the work of the Association and our various events. It is through that participation that we have the close but inclusive maritime community that is recognised in the presentation of this award."

"We would like to congratulate all winners and express our heartfelt appreciation to all our sponsors, judges and supporting partners who have contributed greatly to the success of this event. The next Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia will return to Singapore in 2016 and we look forward to your continued support," Andrew Williams, Managing Director, Seatrade commented.

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Appendix: List of winners at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2015


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Appendix: List of winners at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2015

Environment Protection Award - Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd
Technical Innovation Award - GAC EnvironHull Limited
Corporate Social Responsibility Award - Holman Fenwick Willan
Safety Award - Berge Bulk
Ship Manager Award - Fleet Management Limited
Ship Owner/Operator Award - Pacific Basin Shipping
Emerging Terminal Operator Award - Pusan Newport International Terminal
Maritime Logistics Award - Kerry Logistics
Maritime Law Award - Ince & Co
Ship Finance Award - Mayer Brown JSM
Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Award - Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Limited
Deal of the Year - ICBC Financial Leasing Co Ltd
Contribution to the Development of the Hong Kong Maritime Cluster 2015 - Arthur Bowring
Seatrade Young Person of the Year - Angad Banga
Seatrade Personality of the Year - Gerardo Borromeo
Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award - George Chao

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