The Maritime Standard reveals finalists for 2018 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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Monday, 15 October 2018
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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The full list of finalists for the fifth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, to be held on Monday, 15th October 2018, at the Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, has been announced. Around 800 high level executives from the worlds of shipping, ports, shipbuilding and repair and other maritime sectors will attend the event, along with leading figures from governmental agencies and international industry bodies, to witness the presentation of these prestigious awards.

For the fifth year in a row The Maritime Standard (TMS) has secured the royal patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.

An expert panel of judges drawn from different industry sectors, all with a long track record of excellence in their chosen fields, has over the past few weeks been assessing and evaluating nominations for a total of 19 different categories, the winners of which will be announced at the Gala dinner. The Editor of The Maritime Standard, Clive Woodbridge, says, “Once again the standard of entries for all of the Awards has been exceptionally high and a tremendous amount of effort has been put into making a strong case for each entry. It has not been an easy job for the judges to assess the entries, make comparisons  and come to conclusions, but I am pleased to say this process has now been completed and all of those who are in contention for an Award deserve recognition as quality performers.”

The categories that have been judged by the panel are: Safety and Security; Environmental Protection; Green Shipping; Technology & Innovation; Corporate Social Responsibility; Maritime Education and Training; Transport & Logistics and Energy, Oil and Gas Shipping. In addition there are awards for 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 can be found on the following link: https://www.tmsawards.com/awards/2018-finalists/

In addition to the Awards chosen by the judging panel on the basis of the nominations submitted, there will be a number of individual awards selected by The Maritime Standard. These include the Best Practices Award; Deal of the Year; Young Person in Shipping; Woman in Shipping; Editor’s Choice; Outstanding Achievement; Personality of the Year; TMS Excellence in Shipping; and Lifetime Achievement.

The selection of these shortlisted companies and organisations has been carried out by the independent judging panel, against criteria set for each category. No judge is asked to vote in a category where their company has an interest, nor where they are a nominee. The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 judges, all well respected individuals with deserved reputations in the industry for their expertise and integrity, are:

  • • Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard (Chairman of the Judging Panel)
  • • Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, KOTC
  • • Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO, ADNOC Logistics & Services
  • • Angus Frew, Secretary General/CEO, BIMCO
  • • Capt. Anoop Kumar Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation of India
  • • H.E. Eng. Hessa Bint Ahmed Al Malek, Executive Director of the Maritime Sector, Federal Transport Authority Land & Maritime
  • • Ruwan Waidyaratne, Chairman of CASA and MD of Hayley’s Advantis Limited
  • • Dr. Mustafa Massad, President, Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
  • • Capt. David Stockley, COO, Oman Shipping Company
  • • Capt. S.R. Patnaik, Director and Chief Executive Officer, International Shipping and Logistics
  • • Capt. Jitendra Misra, Managing Director, Emarat Maritime
  • • Eng. Sherine El Naggar, Chairman, Eng. Sherine El Naggar

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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