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Tuesday, 15th November 2022
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE

The Maritime Standard Awards 2022, which took place on November 15th, marked a successful return to the iconic ballroom at The Atlantis on The Palm, Dubai, in a ceremony full of the usual glitz and glamour. More than 900 attendees, the highest number yet, packed out the event, making it the biggest Awards ceremony for the maritime sector in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent and one of the best attended anywhere worldwide. Guests were treated to first class entertainment including a traditional Omani band and dancers, as well as a top-quality gala dinner.

This was the ninth staging of the Awards and in common with all the others it was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman Emirates Airline and Group, who has supported the event from the very beginning. The keynote speech was given by Abdulla Bin Damithan of CEO of DP World UAE, who said, “TMS kept going right through the Covid 19 pandemic, flying the industry flag. Throughout all the trials and tribulations of the past few years they have remained resolute and robust in supporting our industry and we should all be grateful for that. Congratulations and well-done Trevor and the TMS team!”

The entire proceedings were kept running smoothly by the master of ceremonies, former England goalkeeper, Peter Shilton, who shared some amusing anecdotes from his record-breaking career, and was supported by well-known local presenter, Rania Ali.

The evening witnessed the presentation of 28 different awards, covering different aspects of the maritime industry, as well as special awards for individual achievement. A link to the full list of winners can be found here.

Managing director of TMS Trevor Pereira, said, “It was wonderful to be back home in the Atlantis and to be so well supported on our return. The whole event was a triumph from start to finish and we look forward to an even bigger and better one to mark our tenth anniversary in 2023.”

This year’s The Maritime Standard Awards, which take place on Tuesday November 15th at the Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, will feature former England goalkeeper and footballing legend, Peter Shilton, as master of ceremonies.

The Maritime Standard (TMS) Awards is the region’s premier shipping and maritime awards event. The TMS Awards are held under patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.

Trevor Pereira, managing director of TMS, says, “Peter is one of the acknowledged greats of the game and has a whole host of footballing memories and anecdotes to share. When we knew Peter was available to host this year’s event it was an easy choice to sign him up!”

Peter Shilton is widely regarded as England’s best ever goalkeeper, and amongst the best ever to have stood between the sticks anywhere in the world. He made his debut for England in 1970 and went on to play a record 125 times for his country over a period of 20 years, finishing after the World Cup in Italy 1990. Peter was the youngest player to play for Leicester City at 16, taking over from the great Gordon Banks. As well as Leicester City, he played at Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Derby County, Plymouth Argyle and Bolton Wanderers, finishing at Leyton Orient and making a record 1005 league appearances in total. He has also played at Wembley more times than any other player.During his time at Nottingham Forest, Shilton won many honours, including two European Cups, a UEFA Super Cup, the First Division championship, and the Football League Cup.

Shilton represented England at three World Cup finals including 1986 where Diego Maradona scored two memorable goals against him, including the infamous ’Hand of God’. Despite not making his World Cup finals debut until the age of 32, Shilton has played in 17 finals matches, and shares the record of ten clean sheets in World Cup finals matches with French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez.

Peter follows a long line of top class MCs that have fronted the Awards. Others have included PR guru, journalist and writer Alastair Campbell, Dutch soccer legend, Ruud Gullit, Bollywood superstar and former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta, BBC news anchor, Tim Willcox and Impressionist Jon Culshaw.The Awards will be attended by hundreds of dignitaries and high-level executives including chairmen, chief executives and directors from leading shipping companies, ports, terminal operators and maritime companies and organisations. The caliber and status of those attending is unrivalled, and the occasion offers extensive networking opportunities, as well as the chance for industry recognition.

The evening will witness the presentation of around 30 different awards, covering different aspects of the maritime industry, as well as special awards for individual achievement. An experienced, expert, and independent judging panel ensures that only the ‘best of the best’ are shortlisted and that the eventual winners are fully deserving of the accolade.

With only days to go before the doors open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2022, now is the time to make sure of your seat at one of the most talked about events on the maritime industry calendar. Make sure you don’t miss out, book your table now! If you have any queries about table bookings, please call + 971 4 380 5556 or email at tablebookings@tmsawards.com

As a result of the huge volume of last minute nominations for this year’s The Maritime Standard Awards, it has been decided to grant a final deadline extension. The aim is to make completely sure that everyone who wants to enter has a chance to do so. Consequently, it has been confirmed that nominations will now close on August 30th. However, TMS has highlighted the fact that there can be no further extension.

The Maritime Standard Awards 2022, which will take place at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, on Tuesday November 15th, will be a glittering, high calibre event that will attract all the important policy setters and decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, as well as further afield. As such the Awards, with its impressive Gala Dinner, offer unrivalled networking opportunities and a chance to catch up with existing customers and make connections with new ones.

There are 29 different categories up for grabs at the Awards, which will be judged by an elite panel chaired by TMS editor, Clive Woodbridge. The other members of the judging panel, all well experienced leaders in their respective fields, are: Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director, UAE Region and Jafza, DP World; Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO, ADNOC L&S; Ali Shehab, Global Director of Special Projects and Services, DNV; Dr. Ibrahim Al Nadhairi, CEO, ASYAD Shipping & Drydock Services; Eng. Abdulaziz Sabri, President, Bahri Ship Management; Capt. Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Corporate Authority Officer and Acting Head of Maritime Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports; Chris Peters, CEO, Tristar Maritime; Numair Shaikh, CEO, Tomini Shipping; and Julian Panter, Vice President – Business Development, International Maritime Industries.

The event would not be taking place without the continued support of the Awards’ generous sponsors. So far this year the following companies have agreed to sponsor the event or elements of it: Abu Dhabi Ports, ADNOC L&S, ASYAD Shipping & Drydock Services, Bahri, CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, DNV, DP World, Drydocks World Dubai, Fastfreight DMCC, Islamic P&I Club, JM Baxi Group, Martrade Group, Safeen, Sharjah Port Authority, Tomini Shipping, Mariapps Marine Solutions, Monjasa, International Registries.

For more information about the Awards, the categories and how to enter please go to the website: www.tmsawards.com. There are some remaining sponsorship opportunities and information about these can be found on the website as well.

The day after the awards, November 16th, TMS will hold its annual Tanker Conference, with a stellar line of speakers already confirmed. Attendees will include representatives from all of the major tanker owners and operators, many of whom will also attend the Awards. Further details about the speakers and programme will be issued shortly, but in the meantime up-to-date information can be found on the website: www.tmstankerconference.com

The Judging Panel for the Maritime Standard Awards 2022, which will be held at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai on Tuesday November 15th, has now been confirmed. Chaired by The Maritime Standard editor, Clive Woodbridge, the Judging Panel is made up of senior executives and experienced industry professionals drawn from across the industry, and the region, to ensure that the Awards maintain their reputation for integrity and fairness, and consolidate its position as the leading awards for the maritime sector.

This year The Maritime Standard is pleased to confirm that the judges will comprise: Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard; Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director, UAE Region and Jafza, DP World; Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Chief Executive, ADNOC Logistics & Services; Ali Shehab, Global Director, Projects and Services, DNV; Dr Ibrahim Al Nadhairi, CEO, ASYAD Shipping and Drydock Services; Abdulaziz Sabri, President-Ship Management, Bahri; Captain Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Corporate Authority Officer, Abu Dhabi Ports; Chris Peters, CEO, Tristar Maritime; Numair Sheikh, CEO, Tomini Shipping and Julian Panther, Vice President Business Development, International Maritime Industries.

All the judges for The Maritime Standard Awards 2022 are leading figures in their respective fields, with many years of experience in shipping, ports, shipbuilding and repair, logistics, maritime training and other areas of the maritime industry. The judges independently assess the nominations and submit marks based on predetermined criteria to ensure a transparent and equitable process.

Clive Woodbridge says, “We are so pleased to have been able to assemble such a high-quality panel of judges with such a broad range of expertise. The Maritime Standard is grateful that they will give up their valuable time to assess and evaluate the many nominations we receive to ensure that only the best of the best win one of these coveted awards.

Over 800 prominent personalities are expected to attend the gala dinner and awards, representing many of the biggest and most prominent companies within the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. There will be around 30 different awards presented on the night, covering a range of activities in shipping, ports, and related sectors. The majority of these will be selected by this eminent panel of independent judges. For a full list of award categories, how to attend, and how to nominate, please visit our website regularly to make sure you don’t miss out.

The most important consideration is this: Make sure you nominate! Once you’ve submitted the nomination, you can monitor progress by signing up for e-mail updates, so you know when the finalists and winners are announced.

The Maritime Standard is now accepting entries to its 2022 Awards. This is the ninth time that the Awards are being held to recognise maritime industry achievements and celebrate success and these promise to be the best yet. As always, a glittering, high quality event, the Awards will attract key influencers and decision makers from not just across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, but worldwide also, creating unique opportunities for promotion and networking.

The 2022 edition of The Maritime Standard Awards will take place at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE on Tuesday, 15th November. There will be around 30 different awards presented on the night, with around 20 of these selected by an eminent panel of independent judges. A full list of categories, the criteria and how to enter can be found on the TMS Awards website: www.tmsawards.com

Nominations are invited from companies active across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Clive Woodbridge, Editor of The Maritime Standard, and Chairman of the Judging Panel, says, “We are delighted to be back at the Atlantis which is a first-class venue that perfectly reflects the quality of the TMS Awards. Last year a record number of nominations were received, and we fully expect an even higher number of top-quality entries this year as well.”

The TMS Awards judging panel comprises a number of renowned experts in their fields with many years of experience in shipping, ports, shipbuilding and repair and other sectors of the maritime industry. These judges are drawn from across the region and independently assess the nominations and submit marks based on predetermined criteria to ensure a transparent and fair process.

Those planning nominations are advised to consult the guidance on the website, which provides a clear framework for judging. Clive says, “We have tried to make the nomination criteria for each award category as comprehensive and clear as possible, so please do take time to study and digest them. It will help greatly prepare to entries that stand a good chance of success.”

Some words of advice also come from one of the judges, Ali Shehab, Global Director of Special Products and Services, DNV. He says, “We will all be looking out for the exceptional, for evidence that shows companies have gone that extra mile to succeed. If you want your nomination to stand out from the crowd, you have to show how you have done that.”
The final deadline for submissions is 15th August 2022. Please don’t delay as there can be no guarantee of extension.

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The full list of finalists for the ninth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, which will be held on Tuesday 15h November at the Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, has been confirmed.

The specially assembled panel of judges, all experts in their respective fields, and drawn from right across the maritime industry, has in recent weeks been assessing nominations received for a total of 20 different categories. The winners of each of the Awards will be announced on the night but the shortlist has now been revealed for each category.

The Editor of The Maritime Standard, Clive Woodbridge, says, “The entries this year were of a very high standard, and it was clear that companies have been listening to the judges and consequently submitted a lot of evidence and testimony to support their claims. The process was a tough one and very rigorous. But we have narrowed the list down to an elite group of finalists and each of them can be justifiably proud of their achievements.”

The categories judged by the panel are Safety and Security; Environmental Protection; Green Shipping; Technology & Innovation; Corporate Social Responsibility; Maritime Education and Training; Green Shipping; Transportation & Logistics and Offshore Support. In addition, there are awards for Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility; Bulk Shipping Company; Marine Insurer; Ship Manager; Ship Agency; Tanker Operator; Shipowner and Operator; Classification Society; Terminal Operator; Shipping Company and Port of the Year. For a full list of this year’s finalists click here.

The Maritime Standard Awards are now firmly positioned as one of the world’s leading shipping and maritime Awards gala dinners and are the premier event of their kind in the region. The TMS Awards are held 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. More than 800 senior executives from the worlds of ship owning, ports, terminals, shipbuilding and repair, maritime law and finance, classification, ship management, ship agencies, bunkering, marine insurance, education and training other maritime sectors are expected to attend the event in person, along with influential figures from governmental agencies and international industry bodies, to witness the presentation of these prestigious awards.

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The Maritime Standard is pleased to announce that The Maritime Standard Awards 2022 will be held on Tuesday November 15th at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom in Dubai. Traditionally the event has fallen on a Monday, but this year to reflect the new weekend arrangements in the UAE the Tuesday has been chosen as the most convenient option.

The TMS Awards, which ever since their inception have been held under the patronage of Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, are by far the biggest maritime industry awards anywhere in the world. They attract over 800 top executives not only from across the region, but globally as well, to acknowledge and recognise high achievement within the sector. It is also the only event of its type that has continued to be held face to face throughout the pandemic, supporting the industry during difficult times.

As usual there will be around 20 awards presented for the various categories on the night. In addition, there will be a number of individual awards for particular personal achievements over many years. Nominations for the Awards open on 1st June 2022 and close on 15th August 2022.

Trevor Pereira, managing director, The Maritime Standard, says, “There is a real sense of momentum within the region, with some significant port investment projects underway, new ships on order and exciting technology developments underway. We have just seen the close of the highly successful Expo 2020 event in Dubai and we are building towards the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Maritime Standard aims to build on that buzz and excitement to create a really special event that fully reflects the renewed appetite for face-to-face meetings and in person networking.”

A really illustrious judging panel has been assembled to adjudicate the awards. Chaired by Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard, others confirmed to date are Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director, UAE Region and Jafza, DP World; Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO, ADNOC Logistics & Services; Dr Ibrahim Al Nadhairi, CEO, ASYAD Shipping and Drydock Services; Abdulaziz Sabri, President, Ship Management, Bahri; Ali Shehab, Global Director of Special Projects and Services, DNV; Captain Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Corporate Officer, Abu Dhabi Ports; Mrs H.K. Joshi, Chairperson and Managing Director, the Shipping Corporation of India; Chris Peters, CEO, Eships; and Numair Shaikh, CEO, Tomini Shipping.

An impressive list of sponsors have to date also confirmed their backing for the event and individual awards. They are Abu Dhabi Ports; ADNOC Logistics and Services; ASYAD Shipping and Drydock Services; Bahri; CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal; DP World UAE Region; DNV; Drydocks World; Fastfreight DMCC; Islamic P&I Club; JM Baxi Group; Mariapps Marine Solutions; Monjasa; Safeen; Sharjah Ports Authority; Tomini Shipping; IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry. Other sponsorship opportunities remain but are running out fast.

For more information about how to nominate, and attend the awards, please click here. There are also details of the high-profile sponsorship opportunities that are still available.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us at sponsorship@tmsawards.com

23rd November 2021, Dubai, UAE: The eighth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday, November 22nd at the World Trade Centre Dubai, raised the bar higher still for events of this type as it provided an outstanding, high-profile showcase for individual and organisational excellence in the shipping, ports and maritime industry sectors.

As always, the Awards celebrated the achievements of the industry’s top performers with style and panache, with guests enjoying the chance to be part of an in-person occasion that was full of glitter and glamour. Once again, the quality of the event and the level of attendance, demonstrated clearly why it is now unquestionably the leading awards ceremony for the maritime sector in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.

This year, more than 700 executives, including delegations from Saudi Arabia, India, Oman, Kuwait, Asia, and Europe, assembled in the World Trade Centre Ballroom to witness the presentation of 29 different Awards, and enjoy top-quality entertainment which was on display. One of the highlights of the night was the chance to see the artistic master Sylvian Tremblay present a live painting demonstration with VIP guests invited to take part interactively, throwing sand onto the picture and helping bring an image of a famous Arab explorer, Ibn Battuta, to life before their eyes.

Held for the eighth year in a row under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline, the Awards were this year hosted by well-known comedian and impressionist, Jon Culshaw, who kept the audience well entertained and marshalled proceedings with considerable style and flair.

Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO, ADNOC Logistics & Services, delivered the keynote speech, with the Reverend Andy Bowerman of the Mission to Seafarers as offering a special blessing before guests enjoyed the three-course gala dinner.

The Maritime Standard Awards founder and managing director, Trevor Pereira, commented: “It was a fabulous night to remember. The UAE is reaping the rewards of a positive vaccination programme which makes people feel comfortable about conducting business face to face and attending events like this. The evidence is here in the room tonight with over 750 guests in attendance, including high level delegations from Saudi Arabia, India, Oman, Kuwait, Europe and Asia. It is a fantastic achievement but one that is only possible because of the wise policies adopted by the UAE leadership, for which we are all grateful.”

In total 20 awards were presented to individuals and companies following the deliberations of the judging panel. In addition, there were a number of special awards presented by TMS for particularly impressive levels of performance over many years. Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi was honoured with The Maritime Standard Visionary Award and industry veteran Captain Jimmy Sarah was inducted to the TMS Hall of Fame.

The Maritime Standard Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Saudi Arabia’s Musaed Bin Abdulrahman Al Drees; The Personality of the Year Award was given to Mrs H.K Joshi, Shipping Corporation of India; The Maritime Standard Excellence Award went to H.E. Omar bin Talal Hariri of Saudi Ports Authority; while the Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Dr Ibrahim Al Nadhairi, for his achievements at ASYAD.

Other awards selected by The Maritime Standard included Shehara de Silva of Maclarans, who was the recipient of the Woman in Shipping award, and Shoaib Seedat, of Tomini Shipping, who was named Young Person in Shipping. The winner of the Deal of the Year was Abu Dhabi Marine Services-Safeen, while CSP Abu Dhabi Terminals was presented with the Editor’s Choice Award.

Trevor Pereira added, “The Awards received a record number of nominations this year and it was great to see a full ballroom. It is clear that the shipping world is regaining confidence and is responding positively to the opportunity of meeting in person again. There is also no doubt that Dubai is leading the way in staging such events with TMS very much to the fore.”

Editor’s note – The full list of winners is:

Category Winner
The Safety and Security Award Atom Alloys FZE
The Environment Protection Award ADNOC Logistics & Services
The Green Shipping Award ADNOC Logistics & Services
The Technology/Innovations Award DP World UAE
The Corporate Social Responsibility Award Essar Ports Limited
The Maritime Education and Training Award Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies (JAMS)
Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility of the Year Drydocks World Dubai
Transportation and Logistics Award GAC Group
Marine Insurer of the Year Islamic P&I Club
Ship Manager of the Year Bahri Ship Management
Ship Agency of the Year Inchcape Shipping Services
Bulk Shipping Company of The Year ASYAD Shipping
Tanker Operator of the Year Bahri
Ship Owner/Operator of the Year Hapag Lloyd
Classification Society of the Year DNV
Terminal Operator of the Year DP World UAE
Port of the Year Abu Dhabi Ports
Shipping Company of the Year Bahri
Exemplary response to Covid 19 GAC Group
Deal of the Year Abu Dhabi Marine Services – SAFEEN
The Maritime Standard Young Person in Shipping Shoaib Seedat
The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award Shehara De Silva
The Maritime Standard Editor’s Choice Award CSP Abu Dhabi Terminals
The Maritime Standard Excellence Award H.E Omar bin Talal Hariri
The Maritime Standard Outstanding Achievement Award Dr. Ibrahim Al Nadhairi
The Maritime Standard Lifetime Achievement Award Musaed Bin Abdulrahman Al Drees
The Maritime Standard Personality of the Year Mrs. H.K Joshi
The Maritime Standard Hall of Fame Award Capt. Jimmy Sarbh
The Maritime Standard Visionary Awards Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Finalists confirmed for 2021 edition of The Maritime Standard Awards

3rd October 2021, Dubai, UAE: The complete list of finalists for the eighth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, to be held on Monday 22nd November at the World Trade Centre, Dubai, has been announced. More than 800 senior executives from the worlds of shipping, ports, shipbuilding and repair and other maritime sectors are expected to attend the event in person, along with influential figures from governmental agencies and international industry bodies, to witness the presentation of these prestigious awards.

A top class panel of judges, drawn from across the industry, all with a distinguished track record of success, has over the past few weeks been reviewing and ranking nominations for a total of 20 different categories, the winners of which will be announced on the night in line with the panel’s decision. The Editor of The Maritime Standard, Clive Woodbridge, says, “We were overwhelmed this year by the volume of entries, with some categories attracting a record number of nominees. The quality was also exceptionally high, making it difficult for the judges to finalise a shortlist for each category. After some tough discussions, decisions have been reached and those who are finalists for each category of the Awards can be justifiably proud of their achievement.”

The categories judged by the panel are: Safety and Security; Environmental Protection; Green Shipping; Technology & Innovation; Corporate Social Responsibility; Maritime Education and Training; Green Shipping; Transportation & Logistics and Exemplary response to Covid 19. In addition, there are awards for Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility; Bulk Shipping Company; Marine Insurer; Ship Manager; Ship Agency; Tanker Operator; Shipowner and Operator; Classification Society; Terminal Operator; Shipping Company and Port of the Year. For a full list of this year’s finalists click here.

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TMS Starts 2021 Awards preparations

Work is already well underway in preparation for one of the most popular and keenly anticipated events on the shipping industry calendar, The Maritime Standard Awards 2021. It can be confirmed that the Awards will take place on Monday November 22nd in Dubai, UAE.

This will be the eighth staging of the Awards. Last year they were the only maritime event to be held in person, despite all the challenges, in line with UAE governmental health and safety guidelines and this will again be the case in 2021. Of course, it is hoped that restrictions will be less onerous, given the roll out of vaccinations against Covid. But the TMS Awards will adapt to whatever the prevailing circumstances are.

This year the Awards will again be held at Dubai World Trade Centre, which is certified with the prestigious Bureau Veritas SafeGuard Label, which attests to its compliance with the highest hygiene standards. Together with this, DWTC’s own ‘Venue Safe’ standards ensure strict adherence to all safety and hygiene measures for the safe return of organised events. The confidence in the venue and TMS as the organiser was reflected in an attendance of almost 500 people last year, an exceptional figure in the circumstances, which shows how much belief the industry has in TMS.

Trevor Pereira, Managing Director of The Maritime Standard, says, “Last year’s event showed that Dubai led the world in holding events safely in these Covid times and we will build on that valuable experience gained with our partners to stage an even more successful Awards in 2021. The support we received from the industry, including all the major players, was tremendous and showed how keen people are to meet in person if they can trust the organisation.”

Since the very beginning The Maritime Standard Awards have been held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman Emirates Airline and Group. They are always attended by over hundreds of dignitaries and high-level executives from across the maritime industry. The caliber and status of those attending is unrivalled, and the occasion offers extensive networking opportunities, as well as the chance for industry recognition.

The Maritime Standard Awards are today justifiably recognised as the leading event of this type in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. An experienced, expert and independent judging panel ensures that only the ‘best of the best’ are shortlisted and that the eventual winners are fully deserving of the accolade. As a result, the Awards are uniquely placed to recognise excellence and consistently high levels of performance in the ports, shipping, and related sectors.

The Awards are always hosted by well-known personalities, with past MCs including Ruud Gullit, Alistair Campbell, Lara Dutta, Tim Wilcox and Jon Culshaw. The host for 2021 will be someone of similar stature.
The evening will witness the presentation of around 30 different awards, covering different aspects of the maritime industry, as well as special awards for individual achievement. Sponsorship opportunities exist for each of these Awards, as well as the event overall, and present a fantastic opportunity for companies to raise their market profile.
A high profile group of companies have agreed to sponsor this year’s awards, demonstrating their high profile and value. These include Abu Dhabi Ports, ADNOC Logistics & Services, ASYAD Shipping & Drydock Services, Bahri, CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, DP World, DNV, Islamic P&I Club, Lukoil Marine Lubricants, Safeen, Sharjah Port Authority, Tomini Shipping, Essar Ports, International Registries and Mariapps Marine Solutions. For more information, you may visit our website: https://tmsawards.com/

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