Welcome to Seatrade Awards

Exceptional list of winners announced for 2018

This year’s Seatrade Awards was a celebration of 30 years rewarding excellence across the shipping industry which was attended by 300 esteemed figures and noteworthy individuals from across the shipping industry. The event had a celebratory feel which culminated in the last award which was given to Dr Ravi K. Mehrotra, CBE, Executive Chairman, Foresight Group for Lifetime Achievement Award.

A popular winner, Dr Mehrotra thanked his wife, the City of London and the Foresight Group before going on to give words of encouragement to the younger attendees in the room.

The other personality award winners included:

  • Young Person of the Year 2018 which was awarded to Jenny Evans, Master Spirit of France, P&O Ferries
  • Personality of the Year 2018 which was awarded to Dr Nikolas P. Tsakos, Chairman, INTERTANKO and Founder & CEO, Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN)
  • Global Performer 2018 which was awarded to the China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited and received by Mr Wang Gang, Director, Chief Executive, COSCO Shipping (UK) Co., Ltd

Guest of honour, Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General, was in attendance and made a keynote address, telling guests: “I would like to congratulate all the winners, as well as the nominees. I also commend the organizers for choosing categories which reflect the current challenges of the maritime sector.

“The awards for digital technology, cyber security and fuel efficiency are particularly relevant and support those well-established categories of safety; clean shipping; and people, amongst others. We can see in all the nominations that the shipping industry is looking into the future and is already addressing the developments and challenges that all stakeholders must work together to address.”

The awards, in time old tradition, remained a secret until the presentation ceremony and the winners were unveiled to great fanfare and celebration, hosted by Seatrade Maritime Review Editor, Bob Jaques.

Meet the winners

Meet the deserving winners from Seatrade Awards 2017

Attracting outstanding entries from every region and industry sector, Seatrade Awards 2018 was another competitive year.

Who stood above the rest? Meet the exceptional teams and individuals who joined our exclusive roll of honour.

Sponsorship opportunities

Discover sponsorship options at Seatrade Awards

With a rich heritage of 30 years, Seatrade Awards provides the perfect opportunity to strengthen, enhance and broaden your brand's competitive edge.

See your brand become part of  the most influential awards programme for the maritime industry.

2017 highlights

News from Seatrade Awards

Attended by a network of industry heavyweights, the Seatrade Awards 2017 took place on Friday 30 June at London's glamorous Grosvenor House.

Catch up on all of the news, highlights and celebration from the must-attend industry event of the year.

The Seatrade Awards Ceremony was an exceptional evening, recognising maritime excellence and innovation across our industry.

- Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, President, UK Chamber of Shipping 2016 - 2017 & Vice President, Shipping and Marine Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited