About Seatrade Awards

Seatrade Awards is the most influential award programme for the entire maritime industry. Established in 1989, Seatrade Awards welcome over 300 industry influencers, thought-leaders and decision makers to London to celebrate the very best of success, Recognising ambition, innovation and achievement across all sectors for 30 years, we have a heritage as impressive as the winners we honour.

However, this is more than just an award scheme.

It's a benchmark that continues to push the boundaries of the maritime industry and dares to go beyond what has been achieved before. 

It's a facilitator for innovation and provides a platform to identifty new opportunities for industry development.

It provides a meeting point for the industry to network, create new relationships and build on current ones.

Seatrade Awards is a fundamental part of the maritime industry; your community.


Where did it all start?

Seatrade Awards was first introduced in 1989 to a trumpet fanfare in the splendour of London’s Guildhall.

With the industry three years into recovery from a slump that had lasted more than a decade, the inaugural gathering of nearly 500 guests radiated a positivity the industry had only dared dream of just a few years before. 

Part of the ethos behind the Awards was a shared desire to celebrate, recognise the achievements of the wider industry and provide an antidote to the darker side of shipping which seemed to dominate public perception. 

Over the past three decades, Seatrade Awards has become the industry's flagship award scheme and paved the way for two regional variations to form a wider portfolio:

> Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia

> Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontient and Africa

"The Seatrade Awards Ceremony was an exceptional evening, recognising maritime excellence and innovation"


No matter the size or scale of your success, Seatrade Awards feature twelve categories for every single industry success, achievement and innovation.

Judging process

Each of our Intelligent Shipping and Industry Award categories are judged by independent panels of bright minds, thought-leaders and experts.


The meeting point for the maritime industry, Seatrade Awards attracts a network of over 300 heavyweights, decision makers and influencers.