Shipping & Maritime Awards - The Maritime Standard Awards 2021TMS Awards
Patronage Message

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group

Endorsed by:
Logo - Federal Transport Authority, Abu Dhabi
Monday, 22nd November 2021
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

We adhere to all rules and regulations set out by the Government authorities to ensure the health and safety of everyone attending the TMS Awards, on 22nd November, 2021. Click here to view the Covid-19 Precautionary measures.

Awards that recognise and celebrate success

The Maritime Standard Awards are held annually to recognise and celebrate success in the shipping, ports and related sectors across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Last year the Awards were held on Monday November 23rd at Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE, in the Sheikh Maktoum Hall. Despite the pandemic, the Awards were held in person, following strict UAE government guidance to keep guests safe. They were in fact the only maritime Awards to be held in person in 2020 and, with over 400 guests in the hall, the confidence shown by the industry in TMS was there for all to see. Overall, 22 general awards were presented, following the recommendations of an elite, independent judging panel. In addition, there were several special individual awards recognising the contributions made by high profile industry leaders and innovators.
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Book now to guarantee your place

The TMS Awards 2021 are a not-to-be-missed event. Everybody who is anybody on the Middle East and Subcontinent Maritime scene attends, along with many high-profile guests from around the world. It is a chance to network with decision makers and influencers at the highest level, as well as to enjoy top quality hospitality and first-rate entertainment. The atmosphere in the ballroom is electric as the winners of each category are read out and the guests clap and cheer as the winners go on stage to collect their trophies. Why not make sure you are one of the lucky ones in the audience this year? But please book now, or you may miss out. Places in the ballroom are limited and seats are sold on a first come, first served basis.
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TMs awards Winners 2017

Sponsor an Award to get yourself noticed

Sponsoring an Award is an ideal way to raise the profile of your business, not just within the region but globally as well. The Awards generate a huge amount of publicity and so sponsorship inevitably guarantees a high level of exposure. These are extremely prestigious Awards, held under Royal patronage, and that reputation for quality reflects well on companies that sponsor an Award. All sponsors are ensured maximum coverage and brand promotion before, during and after the Awards, thereby maximising value. Sponsorship allows you to capitalise on the strengths of The Maritime Standard brand, its reputation and renowned ability to bring together top executives from all sectors of shipping and maritime to attend the Awards.
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TMs awards Winners 2017

Award Categories

The TMS Awards comprise 20 different categories which are assessed by an elite judging panel, selected for their many years of experience and expertise in a number of different industry segments. Entries are based on nominations received and even dense submitted against specific criteria. Combined, the categories provide comprehensive coverage of all the important shipping and maritime sectors, spanning everything from ports and terminal operations; to all major cargo shipping activities; and the most important components of the maritime business. In addition, there are a number of Awards which are not open for nomination but which are awarded by TMS to companies, organisations and individuals for particularly exceptional levels of service and commitment.
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Watch the most memorable moments from the TMS Awards 2020

While they were different to past Awards, as they were held with strict social distancing and other safety measures in place,the 2020 Awards were still memorable and a visual treat. Here is a chance to relive the main moments from the Awards and see for yourself one of the biggest nights on the shipping industry calendar. You can marvel at the glamour and caliber of the guests, applaud as the winners received their trophies, hear the informative keynote speeches and laugh along with the MC. Click through the video gallery to see and hear the drama of region’s most coveted Awards unfold.
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I was very pleased that the TMS Awards were taking place physically, as a sign of normality returning after the pandemic crisis. I am grateful to the TMS team and the judging panel for their great efforts and for making this a night to remember.

The Maritime Standard Hall of Fame Award Winner 2020

Saadi Al RaisSaadi Al RaisGroup Managing Director Rais Hassan Saadi Group
It is great to get recognition from your peers and so receiving this Award was very gratifying.

The Maritime Standard Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2020

Abdulaziz SabriAbdulaziz SabriPresident Bahri Ship Management
I was honoured to receive this Award at such a prestigious event.

The Maritime Standard Excellence Award Winner 2020

Jesper KjaedegaardJesper KjaedegaardSenior Advisor- Board Member Marcura Group
Putting this together after all the troubles we have been through was a massive achievement for Trevor and his team.

The Maritime Standard Editor's Choice Award Winner 2020

Dr. Noura Al DhaheriDr. Noura Al DhaheriHead - Digital Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports & CEO, Maqta Gateway
It was great to be recognised for the work that our team have done, and I was happy to see everyone together again.

The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award Winner 2020

Ramee RashidRamee RashidDirector Semaster Maritime
I never expected an Awards ceremony to be held so soon in such unprecedented times. So, hats off to The Maritime Standard for organising such a successful event

The Maritime Standard Young Person in Shipping Winner 2020

Capt. Mohammed Al AliCapt. Mohammed Al AliSenior Vice President, Ship Management ADNOC Logistics & Services
It was an excellent feeling to win the award and I really appreciated the excellent organisation.

Deal of the Year Winner 2020

Mohamed Eidha Tannaf AlMenhaliMohamed Eidha Tannaf AlMenhaliPort Director - Khalifa Port Abu Dhabi Ports
This was an outstanding event. I must pay tribute to the hard work put in by TMS to make it a success.

Port of the Year Winner 2020

Ian EdwardsIan EdwardsArea Manager, Middle East & Africa DNV Maritime
It was great to meet everyone again. The safety protocols were really good and worked well.

Classification Society of the Year Winner 2020

Dheeraj BhatiaDheeraj BhatiaSenior Managing Director- Middle East, ISC & Africa Hapag Llyod AG
This is the most prestigious event in the Middle East, and it was great to get recognition for what we do. This is a fantastic event to network and meet people.

Ship Manager of the Year Winner 2020

Capt. Rado AntolovićCapt. Rado AntolovićChief Executive Offcier Drydocks World Dubai
This was an excellent Awards evening, and I must congratulate TMS for being brave enough to hold them in these difficult times.

Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility of the Year Winner 2020

Haitham Al-TaieHaitham Al-TaieChief Operating Officer Oman Drydock Company
The Award represents all the hard work we have put in and it was a good feeling to be recognised by the judges. It was an impressive night after being locked down for such a long time.

Best Practices Award Winner 2020

Tareq Al AdwaniTareq Al AdwaniSuperintendent Fleet Engineering Div Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
This Award means a lot as we work hard to maintain all the regulations and make sure our operations are up to standard.

The Green Shipping Award Winner 2020


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