DUBAI, UAE, October 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The year 2016 will not go down as one of the best in the shipping industry's history, with economic factors and overcapacity producing challenging times for many sectors. But despite the difficulties, companies have continued to excel and innovate and The Maritime Standard Awards 2016 will rightly recognise these positive achievements in an unrivalled occasion on October 24th at the Atlantis, the Palm Dubai.

The TMS Awards, once again 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, will have a record attendance of around 700 guests this year, with bookings gathering momentum in recent weeks. The guest list will be a 'who's who' of the shipping and maritime industries in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent and will come from over 65 different countries. Attendees include many high-level executives, making this a fantastic networking opportunity and a chance to meet with potential business prospects.

Managing director, Trevor Pereira says, "The TMS Awards bind people together. It is the single largest meeting place for shipping and maritime high flyers in the region. All in all it is a great night of celebration."

The TMS Awards assembled an elite panel of judges who have recently determined the finalists in a total of 19 different categories. Clive Woodbridge, TMS editor and chairman of the judging panel comments, "The standard of entries this year was extremely high, and all of those who entered should be commended for their excellent submissions. It was a tough job compiling a shortlist and those who win on the night know they are the best of an exceptional group of finalists."

The categories that 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:

  • 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
  • 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:

  • ABS
  • 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

Along with the list of Award Categories mentioned above, there will be a few, very special awards presented by The Maritime Standard team for outstanding individual contributions. These are:

  • The Maritime Standard Young Person in Shipping
  • The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award
  • The Maritime Standard Newsmaker of the Year
  • The Maritime Standard Editors' Choice Award
  • The Maritime Standard Excellence Award
  • The Maritime Standard Personality of the Year
  • The Maritime Standard Lifetime Achievement Award
  • The Maritime Standard Hall of Fame Award
  • The Maritime Standard Legion of Honour

Trevor Pereira adds, "The Awards are a massive occasion, and have established their position as the biggest gathering of their kind the region. The Atlantis is the ideal setting for such an august occasion as a highly prestigious venue perfectly matching the prestige and quality of those attending." (Further details about how to book a table so not to miss this prestigious event can be found by clicking on this link. Space is limited and tables will be sold on a first come first served basis)

This year the master of ceremonies will be Jim Clancy, US journalist and former CNN anchor. Jim worked for CNN from 1982 to 2015, and has won an Emmy and many other awards during his almost 35 years with the station. Jim Clancy is one of the best-known, and globally respected names in journalism, having covered key events across the world in more than three decades with CNN. He is passionate about education and leads journalism training courses in a number of well-known educational establishments.

Editor's Note: 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. 


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