Shipping & Maritime Awards - The Maritime Standard Awards 2018
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, 15 October 2018
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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A glittering, high quality occasion, with attendees including key decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, The Maritime Standard Awards recognise the achievements of the industry’s most outstanding performers and celebrate and reward their successes. Despite being launched only four years ago, The Maritime Standard (TMS) Awards has earned the right to be referred to as the region’s premiere shipping and maritime awards event.
All of the four events that have taken place to date have be graced with the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, underlining the esteem in which they are held, and have been staged at the prestigious Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, Dubai.
High profile and well known international personalities have taken centre stage at the TMS Awards and have performed the master of ceremonies role. The first three Awards were compered by PR guru, journalist and writer Alastair Campbell (2014), Dutch soccer legend, Ruud Gullit, (2015), and former CNN news anchor, Jim Clancy (2016). For the 2017 Awards the well-known Bollywood actress and model, and former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta, hosted the show and was universally acclaimed as a huge success.
Each of the TMS Awards evenings has attracted over 700 of the region’s elite decision makers, including chairmen, chief executives and directors from many leading shipping companies, ports, terminal operators and maritime companies and organisations. Attendees have come not just from across the Middle East and Subcontinent, but globally also.
TMs awards Winners 2017
The 2017 Awards were notable for many well-deserves presentations. In addition to the 23 awards determined by the elite judging panel, there were 8 special awards presented by the TMS team for particularly impressive individual achievements. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Oman Shipping Company’s SudhirRangnekar; TMS Personality of the Year was Mohammed Al Muallem, DP World UAE managing director; the Young Person in Shipping went to Amir Hossein Mosadeghi of Islamic P&I Club; the Hall of Fame Award was presented to KOTC chief executive, Sheikh Talal Al-Khamis Al-Sabah; the Excellence in Shipping Award went to Omar Abu Omar, Chief Operating Officer of Gulf Navigation; and June Manoharan, managing director, Lukoil Marine Lubricants was named the TMS Woman in Shipping Award winner for 2017. In addition, Richard Briggs of Hadef& Partners received the Editor’s Choice Award, while one of the highlights of the entire evening was the presentation of the TMS Outstanding Achievement Award to Dr. Abdullah Salem Al Katheeri, Director General, Federal Transport Authority Land & Maritime.
Preparations for the 5th Annual Maritime Standard Awards are now well underway. It has been confirmed that The Maritime Standard Awards will this year take place at the Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai on Monday 15th October 2018. More details will appear on this website as and when they are confirmed.
David J DuboisDavid J DuboisBusiness Development Director
MAP Marine Technologies
“We are not a big conglomerate, just a small team of engineers with a new technology. To be recognisedby such a prestigious event means the world to us and gives us huge credibility. It really does.”
Omar Abu OmarOmar Abu OmarPresident - Maritime & Operations
Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
“It is a great honour to win this prestigious award from The Maritime Standard. Especially for excellence as that proves that I have been doing something good in this country and for the maritime sector, contributing positively towards the development of the maritime sector, which I am proud of. The TMS Awards are very well organised and gives a lot of opportunities to meet people, not only from the United Arab Emirates but from neighbouring countries as well.”
David StockleyDavid StockleyChief Operating Officer
Oman Shipping Company
“We are a fairly new company, that is growing, and to be given an award at a prestigious ceremony like this means an awful lot. It is a big achievement for the company and the people who work for it. When we get back to the office everybody will take a share of the achievement and we will use it as a stepping stone to do our work even better and more professionally in the future.”
Ali ShehabAli ShehabDeputy CEO
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
“The journey is always challenging and it is good to have recognition and reward at the end. Winning an Award is a very satisfying feeling and helps to benchmark us against where we stand with our peers.”
Naser Al-AbdulkareemNaser Al-AbdulkareemPresident
Bahri Oil Transport
“It is very important for the industry in general to recognise the best achievers and performers. Winning an Award will definitely add value to our business and will encourage us to continue performing at a higher level.”
June ManoharanJune ManoharanDirector
Lukoil Marine Lubricants
“It is a great privilege to win this award at such a high standard event. The TMS Awards are very well organised and professional and you can see almost all of the key maritime people in one place. It is certainly a great networking event.”
Captain B.K. TyagiCaptain B.K. TyagiVice President (Chartering)
Shipping Corporation of India
“Winning this Awards means a lot, not just to our company but for maritime training in India generally. Investment in training is a basic fundamental requirement for shipping”
Noura Rashed Al DhaheriNoura Rashed Al DhaheriCruise Terminal Manager
Abu Dhabi Ports
"I am very honoured to receive the Woman in Shipping Award and I will happily dedicate it to my mother who has always given me full support my entire life. I love the TMS Awards, as they have a fantastic ambience, and the overall experience is just wonderful."
Khamis Juma BuamimKhamis Juma BuamimManaging Director & Group Chief Executive
Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
"It means a lot to me to win an Award, alongside such professionals, and it reflects the fact that, with my teams, over the years we have accomplished a lot. Accomplishment usually comes with a prize and in my view this is a great achievement."
Dr. Abdullatif Abdullah Bin SultanDr. Abdullatif Abdullah Bin SultanSecretary General
Organisation of the Islamic Shipowners’ Association (OISA)
"It was an honour for me to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, and I dedicate it to the member countries and companies who have always supported me."
Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al KhalifaShaikh Daij Bin Salman Al KhalifaChairman
Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Co.
"It was a great pleasure for me to attend such a well-organised Awards. The high quality of the guests and the audience was truly impressive. I would like to congratulate TMS for the professional manner in which the event was organised."
Dr. Ali Obaid Al-YabhouniDr. Ali Obaid Al-YabhouniFormer CEO, ADNATCO & NGSCO
“I was honoured to have been given this prestigious award and to represent ADNATCO-NGSCO. It was not a personal award for me, but a tribute to the dedication, commitment and teamwork of all my staff. "
Sheikh Talal Al- Khaled Al- SabahSheikh Talal Al- Khaled Al- SabahCEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
“The Maritime Standard Awards have really helped to raise the profile of companies in the region and  recognise the great strides forward that are being made in areas like safety and environmental protection. Winning a TMS Award is a real honour that has a genuine meaning.”
Admiral Mohab MameeshAdmiral Mohab MameeshChairman and Managing Director, Suez Canal Authority
“The Suez Canal Expansion Project is a great benefit for both Egyptian Economy and international shipping. The Project proves Egypt's capability to deliver mega projects in an efficient way and in due time. It was very rewarding to have the hard work that went into financing and developing this project recognized at TMS Awards."
Captain Mohamed Juma Al ShamisiCaptain Mohamed Juma Al ShamisiCEO, Abu Dhabi Ports
“The ports in the UAE have grabbed global attention as the UAE was ranked the first regionally and third globally in terms of quality of seaports infrastructure, according to the Global Competitiveness Index 2014-2015. The Maritime Standard Awards event offers a platform to recognise and reward such outstanding achievements and we are proud to be part of this occasion.”

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