After the closing date for submissions, all nominations that have been accepted will be reviewed by members of the Judging Panel, comprising senior industry figures, with diverse backgrounds, all of whom are experts in their fields.
Judges are sent individual scoring sheets, for each nomination, for each Award category they are assigned to. Each entry is to be rated on a scale of 1 to 10 (highest), and judges may provide their subjective comments, if any.
Upon receiving the scored sheets, the results are tabulated and the entries that fare best through this process will be included on category-specific shortlists which will be announced on The Maritime Standard website on 15th September as ‘Finalists’. Entrants will also be notified by email if they have been shortlisted for an Award.
These ‘Finalists’ are then further evaluated by the Chairman of the Judging Panel to determine the final winners. In the event of a tie, the Chairman is authorised to cast a tie-breaking vote.
Winners will be announced on the 21st October 2019 at The Maritime Standard Awards Gala Dinner.
Abdulkareem Mubarak Ahmed Al MasabiCEO ADNOC Logistics & Services
“Winning awards is not just about declaring success, it’s about pushing our industry forward, breaking new ground, sharing, innovating. There are many interesting and significant wins in the maritime sector, all contributing to the longevity of our industry and deserving to be recognized.”
Rajiv AgarwalCEO & MD, Essar Ports Ltd
“Successes in business don’t just happen. You create them by having great people with ideas, who take risks because they must for the good of their respective industry, and for their stakeholders. The ability to reach the heights that each of the entrants have attained should be applauded, and I can think of no better way than with recognition at The Maritime Standard Awards.”
Ali ShehabActing CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
“The best way to judge is to take a step back, look at all of the entries, decide which one should win, and then move up close and see if there is a reason why not.”
Ruwan WaidyaratneChairman of CASA and MD Hayley's Advantis Ltd
"One of the impressive things about the TMS Awards is that the entrants, and winners, come from a large number of different countries across the region. These Awards recognise achievement across a broad base and that appeal sets them apart from other events of this type."
Capt. S. R. PatnaikDirector & CEO International Shipping and Logistics
“The Maritime Standard awards is gaining popularity in this region and is one of the most sought-after awards in the maritime industry. This is evident from the increasing number of participants from diverse backgrounds year on year"