Award Categories 2018 - The Maritime Standard Awards
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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

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  • The Safety and Security Award

    This award recognises the best safety and security improvement initiatives introduced in the past year. Judges will be looking for evidence of successful safety and security programmes, including accounts of investment in safety training, changes to the company’s safety culture and improvements in terms of lost time accidents where relevant. They will also be looking for evidence on how initiatives have improved the security of personnel, vessels and facilities in the region. Entrants should also highlight how their product or service may be applied across the industry.

     

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    Abu Dhabi Ports- sponsor of The Maritime Standard Awards 2016
  • The Environment Protection Award

    The IMO’s vision for the shipping industry is to eliminate, or reduce to the bare minimum, all adverse environmental impacts of ships. In line with that objective, TMS has launched a new Environmental Protection Award. This recognises the contribution made by an organisation or company towards achieving the maritime industry’s goal of preventing harm to the natural environment. That could be measures or technology to protect underwater marine life and ecosystems or to enhance air quality, for example. Nominees can submit examples of technical and operational initiatives which have already reduced underwater or air pollution caused by maritime activity, either at sea or in port, or which will allow the maritime sector to do so in future. It will also be open to those companies that have introduced more environmentally sustainable ways of working, or which have carried out specific projects to protect, or repair parts of the natural environment damaged by, or at risk from shipping activity.

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  • The Green Shipping Award

    Environmental performance is an increasingly important benchmark for all companies in the shipping industry today. Customers and the general public alike require high environmental standards. This award will be presented to a company which has led the way in environmentally responsible shipping, with a new product, project or initiative that has significantly improved the protection of the environment.

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  • The Technology / Innovations Award

    Innovation is vital to success in the shipping business and this award will recognise a project, product or process that is demonstrably new and innovative and which has contributed positively to an individual organisation and/or the industry generally. Judges will be looking for evidence to show that the project, product or process being put forward is genuinely different, raises the bar higher and helps puts users ahead of competitors. The judges will take into account its uniqueness, the concept behind it and its delivery and execution. The award is open to all companies that supply the shipping industry with technological solutions, including IT related systems, as well as shipping companies that have developed technology in-house.

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  • The Corporate Social Responsibility Award

    Demonstrating social responsibility is increasingly important for companies in the shipping and ports industry. Customers and staff alike value well-structured Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. This award will be presented to the company which has shown a particularly strong commitment to CSR and to employee and community welfare and has shown creativity and innovation in the use of CSR initiatives.

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    KOTC- sponsor of The Corporate Social Responsibility Award
  • Best Practices Award

    There is a growing focus on the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. This award will be presented to a company, based in the Middle East and Subcontinent, which in the opinion of the judges is able to clearly show that it has developed, and is promoting, best practice solutions in at least one of these three areas, by embracing and showing commitment to the implementation of global regulatory initiatives

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  • The Maritime Education and Training Award

    This award recognises an educational institution, organisation or an individual that has made a major contribution to maritime education or training in the region. Judges are looking for examples of excellence and leadership in this field and a commitment to delivering high value professional or academic education or training to improve the efficiency of shipping and related sectors across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.

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    Oman Shipping Company- sponsor of The Maritime Education and Training Award
  • Shipyard / Ship Repair Facility of the Year

    This award will be presented to a shipyard, carrying out newbuilding, repair or conversion projects, which has clearly outperformed its rivals in the region. Performance will be judged according to the volume of work carried out; investment in additional or new facilities; innovative vessel design work; commercial performance; notable projects started or completed; and clear commitment to improved safety and environmental performance.

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  • Energy, Oil and Gas Shipping Award

    This Award will be presented to a company that owns or operates vessels that support and service the offshore energy sector, including oil, gas and sustainable energy markets, in the Middle East and Subcontinent. Judges will be looking for evidence of high levels of quality In terms of overall performance over the course of the past year. Criteria will include a demonstrable commitment to customer service; operational efficiency; recent and planned investment in relevant offshore shipping related assets and technology; operational safety; and staff training and environmental protection.

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    Essar Ports- sponsor of The Maritime Standard Awards 2016
  • Transportation and Logistics Award

    Companies that provide overland road or rail transportation services, or operate logistics related facilities including warehousing and free zone facilities, within the Middle East and Subcontinent, are eligible for this new award. Judges will be looking for innovation in providing a range of transportation and logistics services and a commitment to meeting the needs of customers in terms of efficient and cost effective services. Nominees will also be asked to demonstrate how they have embraced new technology to improve performance and to show how they have expanded the scale and scope of their operations within the region over the course of the year.

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  • Marine Broker of the Year

    This award recognises a company that has made a substantial contribution as a marine broker in the region over the past year. The category is open to marine broking firms undertaking S&P, chartering, newbuild contracting, demolition, FFAs, H&M, P&I insurance, and other types of brokerage. Judges will be assessing the company’s commitment to customer service, its unique approach to the business, its track record of achievement and the range of services provided.

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    DTA- sponsor of Maritime Law Firm of the Year
  • Marine Insurer of the Year

    The award will be presented to an insurance company offering services to the maritime sector that has demonstrated exemplary professionalism and skill in representing clients, and contributing to the development of maritime insurance within the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. This will be determined through an assessment of a range of criteria, including: commitment to customer service; the range of marine insurance products offered; new marine insurance initiatives; expansion of networks and team strength; and financial performance.

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    Safeen- sponsor of The Maritime Standard Awards 2016
  • Ship Manager of the Year

    The Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent are home to a number of fast-growing and increasingly influential ship management businesses. The award will be presented to a ship management company that has demonstrated particularly high levels of effectiveness in managing commercial vessels and in particular in ensuring high levels of performance, quality and safety, in growing its business over recent years.

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  • Ship Agency of the Year

    This award will be presented to the Ship Agency which in the opinion of the judges has made the biggest contribution in the past 12 months to the shipping industry in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. This will be assessed against a range of criteria including: commitment to customer service and efficiency; network outreach and spread of offices across the region; new products and services launched; new business secured; increases in volume of cargo and/or passengers handled for clients.

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  • Tanker Operator of the Year

    This award will be presented to the operator of crude oil, products or chemicals tankers based in the Middle East and/or the Indian Subcontinent that has delivered a particularly high level of performance over the year. This will be determined through an assessment of a range of criteria, including: commitment to customer service and efficiency; investments in tankers and related shipping services; diversification into new trades; financial performance; and social and environmental commitment.

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    Dubai Maritime City Authority- sponsor of The Maritime Standard Awards 2016
  • Ship Owner / Operator of the Year

    This award will be presented to the ship owner or operator based in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent which in the opinion of the judges has demonstrated the most exceptional level of performance during the year. This will be assessed against a range of criteria including: commitment to customer service and efficiency; investments in vessels and shipping related services; expansion of service networks; financial performance; and social and environmental performance.

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  • Classification Society of the Year

    This award will be presented to the Classification Society which in the opinion of the judges has made the biggest contribution during the period under review to the shipping and related sectors in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. This will be assessed against a number of criteria including: commitment to customer service and efficiency; network outreach and spread of offices across the region; new ship designs generated; new products launched; and size of classed fleet in the region.

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    Islamic P & I- sponsor of Classification Society of the Year
  • Terminal Operator of the Year

    The Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent is home to some of the most efficient, innovative and fast growing terminal operators anywhere in the world. This award will be presented to an operator of a container, general cargo or specialist terminal who has demonstrated consistently high levels of performance, commercial success and has also shown a commitment to invest and expand. This will be determined through an assessment of a range of criteria, including: customer service and efficiency; investments in infrastructure and equipment; productivity levels; significant business wins; commercial performance; and improvements in safety and environmental awareness.

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  • Port of the Year

    The Port of the Year award will go to a Middle East or the Indian Subcontinent port which, in the opinion of the judges, has made the biggest contribution to the development of port infrastructure in the region. Judges will assess the rationale behind development projects, the investment involved; the project delivery, and any innovative features or aspects of the project. The impact of the project on the wider economy will also be taken into account.

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  • Deal of the Year

    This award recognises the best deal achieved by a company involved in the shipping industry. The company or organisations will be based in the Middle East or the Indian Subcontinent, and will have either secured a contract or order for the supply of products or services made a particularly astute purchase of products of services; or secured significant investment in the region’s shipping and ports sector.

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  • Shipping Company of the Year

    This award recognises the achievements of a shipping company that has been through a significant process of change and improvement, and whose activities have had a particularly significant effect on the region’s maritime sector. Judges will be looking for explanations as to how and why the transformation was made, the strategic rationale behind it, the benefits to the organisation and to customers, investments made to support the change and how the company plans to build further of the achievement. The judges will also be looking for a company that has set high standards of customer service, safety, environmental performance, and has contributed positively to the development of shipping in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent during the previous 12 months.

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    DNV GL- sponsor of Shipping Company of the Year
  • The Maritime Standard Young Person in Shipping

    This Award will be presented to a shipping or ports executive under the age of 40 who has demonstrated that they have made a significant impact within their organisation, or chosen field, and has shown the potential to achieve even greater things in future.

    Nominations will not be taken for this Award.

  • The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award

    This Award will be presented to a female executive in the shipping and maritime sector who has made a significant contribution over the past year. They will have shown exceptional leadership qualities, and made a genuinely long-lasting impact within their field of work.

    Nominations will not be taken for this Award.

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  • The Maritime Standard Editor’s Choice Award

    This award is presented to an executive who, in the opinion of the TMS editor, has shown particular leadership within his organization and for his valuable contribution to the industry and the region over the last two decades.

    Nominations will not be taken for this Award.

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  • The Maritime Standard Excellence Award

    This Award will be presented to an individual who has made a particularly exceptional contribution to any sector in the shipping and maritime industry over a sustained period of time,  that are above and beyond the call of duty.  This person will have made a real difference to the shipping and maritime business in the region, through their skills, professionalism and hard work, and have shown themselves to be clearly ‘excellent’ in their field.

    Nominations will not be taken for this Award.

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  • The Maritime Standard Outstanding Achievement Award

    Nominations will not be taken for this Award.

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  • The Maritime Standard Lifetime Achievement Award

    This Award will be presented to a leading industry figure who has made an outstanding contribution to the shipping and maritime industry during his/her career.

    Nominations will not be taken for this Award.

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  • The Maritime Standard Personality of the Year

    This Award will be presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to any sector in the shipping and maritime industry in the past year, and who has shown clear individual leadership qualities, raising the profile of their business in the process.

    Nominations will not be taken for this Award.

    Presented by

    DP World- sponsor of The Maritime Standard Awards 2016

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