Seatrade Awards 2017 open for entries
New chapter announced as entries open for the 2017 Seatrade Awards
Monday 30 January – The Seatrade Awards, first launched in 1989, have been relaunched for 2017 with three new ‘intelligent shipping’ categories; further opening up the premier award scheme for the maritime industry to a new set of potential entrants.
Inspired by the rapidly evolving maritime industry, the three new categories will provide a focus on cyber security, digital technology and fuel efficiency. Judged by an independent panel of judges, these categories will celebrate those with an inspiring innovation and the potential to shape the future of the maritime industry.
“Established in 1989, the Seatrade Awards have become one of the most integral parts of the maritime industry. Whilst we will continue to champion the improvement of maritime standards, the Awards will also take a look to the future,” remarked Andrew Williams, General Manager, Seatrade.
“The development of trends such as the ongoing threat to cyber security; the use of digital technology and the importance of fuel efficiency will have a great impact on the future for the international maritime industry. In order to ensure these Awards continue to serve its community, we have introduced these new categories in order to identify and encourage those individuals and companies shaping that future – marking a new chapter for the Seatrade Awards and pioneering the future of maritime award schemes,” continued Williams.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on 30 June 2017 at the historic Grosvenor House over a three-course lunch, continuing to present an unrivalled opportunity to meet, network and celebrate the achievements and future of the maritime industry.
“Over nearly three decades, Guildhall has been a remarkable setting for the Seatrade Awards and for many is synonymous with the scheme. However, we look forward to returning to Grosvenor House, where the very first Seatrade ‘Money and Shipping’ conference was hosted in 1973,” said Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade.
With entries now open until Thursday 23 March 2017, all sectors of the international maritime industry are invited to submit their entry.