AWARD CATEGORIES

This is an award for a company or institution that demonstrates a commitment to talent development and training both on- and offshore.

  • What programme does the company have to upgrade their staff skills.
  • Internship programmes and initiatives to bring in and develop young talent.
  • Quantify the investment in training and development.
  • Percentage of staff undergoing training in the last 12 months and type of training.
  • Involvement in government or industry-led schemes to develop talent.
  • Retraining to bring staff skills up to date in a changing market.

  • An award for the application of digital innovation to solve an existing problem or pain point in the industry.

  • Define the type of digital innovation adopted by the company in the last 12 months and the scale in which it is applied.
  • Quantify investment in digital innovation.
  • How has the company used digital innovation to overcome pain points in dealings with customers or in-house processes.
  • Creation of a specific department or team to handle digital innovation.
  • An award for a company or institution that can clearly demonstrate how it has innovated to improve its environmental performance.

  • Describe the innovation the company is making that is beneficial to the environment (the innovation can be a physical investment, process or application).
  • Involvement in industry environmental initiatives.
  • Quantify environmental savings (e.g. Emissions reductions, power savings, reduction in waste, etc.).
  • Creation of a specific department or team to handle environmental matters.
  • An award specifically tailored to independent start-ups introducing new innovations in the maritime space.

  • An award for an independent, start-up company of less than three years old.
  • Describe the innovation the company has developed and demonstrated how they will help the industry.
  • What stage of development is the innovation currently at (such as testing, trials, etc.).
  • Describe the level of commercial availability of the innovation, if any.
  • What level of investment has the start-up attracted.

  • Awarding a company that shows that it puts sustainability, both socially and environmentally, at the forefront of its business operations.

  • Commitment to employee and community welfare.
  • Giving back to society via staff volunteering schemes and charity programmes to help society.
  • Involvement in initiatives to improve the environment in and around the area in which the company works.
  • Evidence of performance monitoring and reporting on these sustainability practices.
  • What are the KPIs and targets surrounding the company’s key sustainability issues.

  • An award for a company or organisation that can demonstrate how it has gone the extra mile in the last 12 months to ensure employees’ or clients' safety.

     

  • A new safety initiative or programme or product that the company has rolled out in the last 12 months.
  • The rationale behind developing the new safety initiative or product.
  • What the initiative or product has achieved in terms of improved safety and/or safety awareness.
  • Demonstrate how the initiative or product will continue to work over the longer term to improve safety.
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    This award is open to both third-party and in-house ship managers that demonstrates excellence in operations and commitment to both owners and crew.

  • Demonstrate how the company improves the cost and operational efficiencies for shipowner(s).
  • Quantify the company’s safety record and show how safety culture is put into action.
  • Explain the commitment the manager has to the welfare of its crew and their families.
  • Detail investments made in the last 12 months to benefit the manager’s principal(s).

  • An award that recognises a company that has had a significant effect on the region’s marine market and stands out among the crowd across all aspects of its business in a challenging market.

  • Show business profitability and financial strength (including the ability to raise financing).
  • Demonstration of commitment to the environment.
  • Contribution to the industry (e.g. Roles in associations, industry bodies, working groups, etc.).
  • Demonstration of adding value for the company’s customers in the last 12 months.
  • Commitment to staff, crew and their family’s welfare.
  • This is an award for a law firm that can demonstrate the highest level of commitment and expertise in the maritime legal sector in Asia.

  • Provide evidence on how the firm offers pre-emptive advice to clients.
  • Highlight a case or deal the firm has been involved in the last 12 months that makes it stand out.
  • Demonstrate and explain the expertise that the firms bring to specific maritime legal sectors.
  • Show the commitment of the firm to serving the maritime industry in Asia.

  • An award for a company that has delivered true fuel savings and efficiency improvements with the input of their workforce.

  • Set out initiatives undertaken to improve fuel efficiency.
  • Demonstrate innovations by the company that improve fuel consumption.
  • Explain how crew/staff are incentivised to improve fuel efficiency and made to feel they have ownership of these gains.
  • Quantify the gains from fuel efficiency in terms of cost and environmental performance.

  • An award for the classification society that can demonstrate an outstanding level of commitment to safety, standards and technical development of the maritime industries in Asia.

  • Work done to improve and refine industry standards.
  • Demonstrate how the company share data and knowledge for the benefit of the industry.
  • Involvement in working to meet shipping’s environmental goals for 2030 and 2050.
  • Quantify investment(s) in R&D and innovation(s).
  • Work done to improve the overall safety record of the maritime industry.
  • An award that recognises a significant business deal in the regional maritime industry which has positively contributed to the growth and sustainability of the region’s maritime sector in the last 12 months.

     

  • Quantify the commercial impact and monetary value of the deal.
  • Explain the strategic planning process involved in the completion of the deal, time frame for completion and number of parties involved.
  • Demonstrate the significance of the deal in the market and its contribution to the company's or client’s future growth.
  • Highlight any unusual or innovative aspects of the deal
    --- Speed to assimilate merged or acquired companies into parent’s framework (for M&A deals).
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    Special Award Categories

    * Not open for entry submission. Judged by the Seatrade Editorial Board.



    Presented to highlight outstanding contributions made by a woman to the industry.



    This is awarded to an individual who has made their mark on the industry in the last 12 months.



    To honour an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to shipping and the maritime industry in Asia.