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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 24, 2017: The Maritime Standard has announced the names of the finalists for its fourth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, to be held on Monday, 23rd October 2017, at the Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai. Around 800 people are expected to attend, including many high-level executives and senior governmental figures.

Over the past few weeks an elite panel of judges has been evaluating nominations for a total of 20 different categories for The Maritime Standard Awards 2017.

The Editor of The Maritime Standard, Clive Woodbridge, says, “The standard of entries across all categories has been extremely high this year, and we have had a record number of nominations. So it has been a very hard job for the judges to come up with a short list, but they have done so and those who are in contention for an Award are all really top quality.”

The categories than have been judged by the panel are: Safety and Security; Environmental Protection; Green Shipping; Technology & Innovation; Corporate Social Responsibility; Maritime Education and Training; Maritime Crewing and Manning; and Maritime Security. In addition there are awards for Passenger Ship, Leisure Craft and Yacht Builder; Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility; Marine Broker; Marine Insurance Company; Ship Manager; Ship Agency; Tanker Operator; Shipowner and Operator; Classification Society; Terminal Operator, Shipping Company and Port of the Year.

The full list of finalists is:

The Safety and Security Award

Abu Dhabi Ports
ADNATCO-NGSCO
Bahri Ship Management Ltd. DMCC
DNV-GL
DP World UAE Region
Drydocks World Dubai
Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
Monjasa
Oman Ship Management Company

The Environment Protection Award

Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN)
Bahri Ship Management Ltd. DMCC
Emarat Maritime LLC
HullWiper
Kuwait Oil Company

The Green Shipping Award

ADNATCO-NGSCO
Emarat Maritime LLC
HullWiper
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

The Technology/ Innovations Award

Abu Dhabi Ports
Bahri
DNV-GL
Kuwait Oil Company
MAP Marine Technologies
Marlink Communications FZ-LLC
Simatech Shipping LLC

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Abu Dhabi Ports
Abu Dhabi Ship Building
Chevron Shipping Company
DP World UAE Region
Drydocks World Dubai
Essar Ports Ltd
GAC Group
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd

Shipyard/ Ship Repair Facility of the Year

Abu Dhabi Ship Building
Bilgin Yachts
Drydocks World Dubai
Inter Ocean Ship Repair LLC

The Maritime Education & Training Award

Abu Dhabi Ports
Abu Dhabi Ship Building
Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College
DP World UAE Region
HIMT-Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
Mercantile Seaman Training Institute Ltd.
Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C
Synergy Group
The Shipping Corporation of India-Maritime Training Institute

Marine Broker of the Year

Bush & Noble Yacht Brokerage
Maersk Broker Middle East DMC EST
McQuilling Shipping Services DMCC

The Marine Crewing and Manning Award

Liberty Manning Services Limited
MMM – Mercmarine Crew Management

The Maritime Security Award

Al Safina Security
Alphard Group of Companies
Ocean Marine Security Consultant Pvt Ltd

The Passenger Ship, Leisure Craft and Yacht builder of the Year Award

Bilgin Yachts
Dutch Oriental Megayachts LLC
Gulf Craft
Ribcraft Middle East

Marine Insurer of the Year

General Insurance Corporation Of India (GIC Re)
Islamic P&I Club
The New India Assurance Co Ltd

Ship Manager of the Year

Arka Global Marine Services LLC
Bahri Ship Management Ltd. DMCC
Centennial Maritime Ventures Pte Ltd
Emarat Maritime LLC
Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd

Ship Agency of the Year

DTA Ship Agency (LLC)
GAC
Seamaster Maritime LLC
Sharaf Shipping Agency

Tanker Operator of the Year

ADNATCO-NGSCO
Bahri Oil Transportation
Emarat Maritime LLC
Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
Tristar Shipping

Ship Owner/ Operator of the Year

Bahri/NSCSA
COSCO Shipping Lines CO., LTD.
Emarat Maritime
Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd
Tristar Shipping

Classification Society of the Year

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
DNV-GL
Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)

Terminal Operator of the Year

Abu Dhabi Terminals
DP World UAE Region
Essar Ports Ltd
Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Co. (GSCCO)

Port of the Year

Abu Dhabi Ports
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited
Cochin Port Trust

Shipping Company of the Year

Bahri/NSCSA
COSCO Shipping Lines CO., LTD.
Emarat Maritime LLC
GMS (Dubai)
Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC
Maersk Line
The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd
Tristar Shipping

 

In addition to the Awards chosen by the judging panel, based on nominations received, there will be a number of individual awards selected by The Maritime Standard. These include Deal of the Year; Young Person in Shipping; Woman in Shipping; TMS Excellence in Shipping; Editor’s Choice; Outstanding Achievement, Personality of the Year; Life Time Achievement; and Hall of Fame Awards.

This year’s The Maritime Standard Awards will have more than a touch of Bollywood glitz and glamour, as it has been confirmed that actress, model and former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta, will host the event. The Maritime Standard Awards is a high profile, glittering and unique event that aims to recognise exceptionally high levels of achievement in the shipping, ports and related industries in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The finalists have been chosen from over 160 nominations received this year, a record number.

The selection of these shortlisted companies and organisations has been carried out by a respected, independent judging panel, based on the ability to demonstrate high levels of quality and performance against the particular criteria set for each category. The Maritime Standard Awards 2017’s judges comprises of experienced, well respected individuals that have been drawn from many different fields, they are:

• Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard (Chairman of the Judging Panel)

• Mohammed Ali Ahmed, COO, DP World UAE Region

• Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

• Abdulkareem Mubarak Ahmed Al Masabi, Vice President- Ports Unit, Abu Dhabi Ports and Chairman, Abu Dhabi Terminals

• Tarik Al Junaidi, CEO, Oman Shipping Company

• Capt. Anoop Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

• Arun Kumar Gupta, Managing Director, Indian Ports Global Ltd (IPGL)

• Rajiv Agarwal, CEO and Managing Director, Essar Ports Ltd

• Capt. Jitendra Misra, Managing Director, Emarat Maritime LLC

More information about The Maritime Standard Awards, and how to book a table to attend this prestigious event, can be found by going to www.tmsawards.com

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