About Seatrade Awards

Seatrade Awards, in association with Lloyd’s List, is the leading awards programme for the global shipping and maritime industries.

Established in 1989, Seatrade Awards takes place every two years and welcomes entries across a diverse range of categories from businesses of all sectors. The programme culminates in London with a glorious evening of celebration, fine dining and networking as we announce our eagerly anticipated winners.

Quite simply, these awards are unchallenged as the ones to win. Each entry is judged and verified by an independent panel of experts, ensuring a transparent and fair process for all applicants. Entry will always be free-of-charge in order to ensure that Seatrade Awards remains accessible for all.

Judging and Entry Process

Nominations are invited from all corners of the global maritime and shipping markets.

Each of the categories within our Industry Awards and Intelligent Shipping Awards are judged by separate independent panels, each of which include senior influencers representing leading industry associations and bodies. Our Sustainable Supply Chain Award is also judged by an independent panel of experts, while Deal of the Year and the Community and Personality Awards are selected by the Seatrade editorial board.

With the exception of the Community and Personality Awards, entries go through up to two rounds of vigorous assessment by our judges. The initial round takes place to determine our shortlist, while the final judging takes place shortly before we announce our winners.


On the Night

Seatrade Awards is a staple in the calendar for many and is attended by a high-quality network of leaders, influencers and industry personalities.

The ceremony takes place in London as a glamorous black-tie affair and offers its guests a spectacular experience of fine dining, networking and entertainment. Naturally, the presentation of awards is truly the pinnacle of the evening.

There is something unique about the atmosphere at Seatrade Awards. A sense of comradery among industry peers reunited once more and the palpable excitement of anticipation makes this a truly unforgettable evening.

Seatrade Maritime and Lloyd’s List

In February 2021, Seatrade Maritime and Lloyd’s List announced the collaboration of their respective maritime awards products across the EMEA and APAC regions. Led by the Seatrade Maritime brand, this portfolio now features three products to be held “in association with Lloyds List”, including:

  • Seatrade Awards in association with Lloyd’s List
  • Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia in association with Lloyd’s List
  • Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa in association with Lloyd’s List

Sustainability at Seatrade Awards

We recognise that sustainability is important to our attendees and sponsors, as well as the maritime market as a whole. 

As event organisers, we believe in working with the markets we serve to create opportunities that improve our environmental, social and economic impacts.

We believe that by focusing on the issues that matter most to you and those that present growth opportunities for businesses that successfully enable positive change, we have a great opportunity to make both our market and events more responsible.