Finalists Announced for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016

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Winners of The Maritime Standard Awards 2015
Winners of The Maritime Standard Awards 2015

Over the past few weeks an elite panel of judges have been evaluating a record number of nominations for a total of 19 different categories for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016. It has been hard job to whittle this down to a short list, but they have done so. The standard of entries was extremely high, and all of those who entered should be commended for their excellent submissions

The categories than have been judged are Classification Society, Marine Broker, Marine Insurer, Maritime Law Firm, Port, Ship Agency, Ship Manager, Shipowner/operator, Shipping Company, Shipyard, Tanker Operator and Terminal Operator of the year, as well as awards for Corporate Social Responsibility, Green Shipping, Maritime Training and Education, Safety, Sustainable Development, Technology and Innovation and Maritime Security. The finalists in these various categories can now be revealed. They are:

The Safety and Security Award:

  • ADNATCO NGSCO
  • Drydocks World Dubai
  • Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC
  • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K
  • Monjasa DMCC

The Technology / Innovations Award:

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Abu Dhabi Ship Building
  • APM Terminals Bahrain
  • Drydocks World Dubai
  • Endress+Hauser UAE LLC
  • Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC

The Green Shipping Award:

  • Emarat Maritime LLC
  • Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)
  • Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC
  • Maersk Line
  • Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd
  • United Arab Shipping Company

The Sustainable Development Award:

  • DP World UAE Region
  • Maersk Line
  • Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award:

  • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
  • GAC
  • Maersk Line
  • Tristar Transport

The Maritime Education and Training Award:

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • DP World UAE Region
  • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
  • International Maritime College Oman
  • IRSHAD
  • Mercmarine Training

The Maritime Security Award:

  • Al Safina Security
  • Alphard Group of Companies
  • ClassNK

Port of the Year:

  • Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited – Mundra Port
  • DP World UAE Region
  • SOHAR Port and Freezone

Ship Owner / Operator of the Year:

  • Bahri
  • Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC
  • Halul Offshore Services Company
  • Maersk Line
  • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd

Tanker Operator of the Year:

  • Bahri Oil Transportation
  • Emarat Maritime LLC
  • Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC
  • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K

Classification Society of the Year:

  • ClassNK
  • DNV GL
  • Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)
  • Indian Register of Shipping

Shipping Company of the Year:

  • China COSCO Shipping
  • Maersk Line
  • National Shipping Corporation of Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Shipping Company

Terminal Operator of the Year:

  • Abu Dhabi Terminals
  • Adani Container Terminals Mundra
  • DP World UAE Region
  • Gulftainer

Marine Broker of the Year:

  • Antares Shipbrokers DMCC
  • Maersk Broker Middle East DMC EST
  • Main Mast MARSEC PVT LTD
  • McQuilling Shipping Services DMCC

Shipyard / Ship Repair Facility of the Year:

  • Abu Dhabi Ship Building
  • Albwardy/Damen shipyards Sharjah
  • Drydocks World Dubai
  • Grandweld

Ship Agency of the Year:

  • GAC
  • Inchcape Shipping Services
  • Samsara Group – India

Ship Manager of the Year:

  • ARKA Global Marine Services LLC
  • Emarat Maritime LLC
  • Mideast Ship Management Ltd DMCC
  • Oman Ship Management Company

Marine Insurer of the Year:

  • Amlin (MENA) Limited
  • Arya Insurance Brokerage Co. (AIBC)
  • Islamic P&I Club
  • Oman Insurance Company
  • The New India Assurance Co. Ltd

Maritime Law Firm of the Year:

  • Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
  • Fichte Legal Consultants
  • Hadef & Partners
  • Ince & Co
  • Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP
  • Watson Farley & Williams

The Maritime Standard Awards 2016, 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, takes place on October 24th at Atlantis, The Palm, in the iconic Ballroom. Around 600-700 people are expected to attend, including many high-level executives, making this a great networking opportunity and a chance to meet with potential business prospects.

About The Maritime Standard:
A subsidiary of Flagship Events, The Maritime Standard (TMS) publishes an innovative e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and includes up-to-date news and analysis from the shipping and ports industries and related sectors. Topics that are covered include tanker, container, dry and liquid bulk, ro-ro, and cruise shipping; terminal operations; port development; classification; ship repair and conversion; shipbuilding; ship agency; finance and insurance; maritime law; and transportation & logistics. The Maritime Standard is edited by Clive Woodbridge, a journalist who has been writing about the maritime sector in the Middle East for over 20 years.

Another division of parent Flagship Events, The Maritime Standard Events focuses specifically on the requirements of the shipping and maritime sector. The company organises a series of industry-leading events across the Middle East, including conferences and exhibitions. It also organises events for third parties in the shipping and ports business.

The Maritime Standard Awards offers the industry a fabulous showcase, to highlight its many achievements. The first annual event, on November 6th 2014, was hosted by PR guru, Alistair Campbell, and the 2nd on 9th November 2015 by Dutch soccer legend, Ruud Gullitt.