Celebrate Success

Whether you want to shout about a SMART Shipping success or celebrate an environmental contribution, the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia are the perfect platform for you to showcase your maritime triumphs, and our independent panel of experts want to hear about each one.

This is your chance to tell your success story, showcase your ambition and inspire the future of the international maritime industry in APAC.

What story will you share?

Education & Training Award

  • The judges are looking for:
  • The investment in new facilities and courses
  • Finding and addressing specific gaps in existing training
  • Growth in number of graduates
  • Innovation in teaching techniques
  • Ease of access to learning and training materials

Green Shipping Award

The judges are looking for:

  • The investment in green technology
  • Measures taken to promote environmental awareness
  • Involvement in pilot schemes of new green technology
  • The company’s carbon footprint and what they have done to reduce it

Technical Innovation Award

The judges are looking for:

  • Cost savings from individual innovation
  • Groundbreaking technology
  • Value proposition to customer
  • Industry consultation during development
  • Ease of implementation

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

  • The judges are looking for:
  • Commitment to employee and community welfare
  • Giving back to society via staff volunteering schemes
  • Global spread of CSR commitment
  • Fund raising or charity programmes to help society

Safety Initiative Award

  • The judges are looking for:
  • A new safety initiative or programme that the company has rolled out in the last 12 months
  • The rationale behind developing the new safety initiative
  • What the initiative has achieved in terms of improved safety and/or safety awareness
  • Demonstrate how the initiative will continue to work over the longer term to improve safety

Ship Manager Award

The judges are looking for:

  • Cost and operational efficiency
  • The company’s safety record
  • Commitment to crew welfare and training
  • Anti-piracy measures
  • Transparency of client relationships
  • Investment in technology
  • Initiatives to ensure crew retention

Ship Owner/Operator Award

The judges are looking for:

  • Customer service innovation
  • Business profitability
  • Schedule reliability
  • Network and service development
  • Investment and commitment to environmental protection/emissions reductions
  • Provision of crew welfare
  • Fleet utilisation

Maritime Law Award

The judges are looking for:

  • Pre-emptive advice offered to clients
  • Regional network and team strength
  • Maritime and offshore sectors covered
  • Number of staff with shipping experience
  • Book of business in Asia

Ship Finance Award

The judges are looking for:

  • Range of financial solutions offered and ships covered            
  • Role in existing ship finance projects
  • Policies and advisory/support services
  • Availability of customised financial solutions
  • Innovative projects the nominee has been involved in
  • Growth of ship finance portfolio
  • Quality of due diligence and default record

Fuel Efficiency Award

The judges are looking for:

  • Initiatives undertaken to improve fuel efficiency
  • Innovations by the company that improve fuel consumption
  • How crew/staff are incentivized to improve fuel efficiency
  • Gains from fuel efficiency in terms of cost and environmental performance

Deal of the Year

The judges are looking for:

  • The commercial impact on the company and monetary value of the deal
  • The strategic planning process involved in the completion of the deal, time frame for completion and number of parties involved
  • Significance of the deal in the market and its contribution to the company's future growth
  • Speed to assimilate merged or acquired companies into parent's framework


    Young Person of the Year 2019

    Presented to an individual under 45 who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry.

    Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector Award

    Inspired by, and in support of, IMO’s World Maritime Day 2019 theme of “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”. The award will recognise the inspirational leadership and achievements of one of the Industry’s leading women.

    Personality of the Year 2019

    Awarded to an individual who has made a major contribution to the shipping industry in any field.

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    This award is to honour an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to shipping and the maritime industry.