Meet The 2021 Finalists!

Honouring outstanding achievements, innovative solutions and ideas put in place 

Introducing the 2021 finalists for Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa. Discover the outstanding companies that have been setting new standards of excellence in the Middle East and beyond.

Please note: The winners of our editorial awards will be announced during the live ceremony.


Safety & Quality Award:

This award recognises the very best in safety and quality improvement initiatives. It highlights excellence in technical and procedural improvement initiatives that lead to a reduction of risk to life at sea/ land. 

  • Bahri Ship Management
  • Drydocks World - ZERO HARM to People
  • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Education & Training Award

This award recognises an educational institution, commercial organisation or an individual that has made a major contribution to maritime education and training in the region. 

Sponsored by ADNOC Logistics & Services
  • Bahri
  • Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training - One Stop Solution for Maritime Training
  • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company - KOTC Fleet Training Department
  • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

This award recognises a leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy or initiative delivered in the last year including, but not  limited to, its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has also created a unique set of challenges for maritime companies’ relationships with their employees, stakeholders, and with the communities they operate in.

  • GMS - GMS Sustainable Ship and Offshore Recycling Program
  • Leela Worldwide - Leela Worldwide CSR activities
  • The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
  • Tristar Maritime - Safety at Sea - Mental Health

Shipping Company of the Year

Identifying the regional shipping company from any sector which has responded most effectively to the challenging market conditions of the previous 12 months through operating flexibility or the adjustment of its offering to new normal trading conditions

  • ADNOC Logistics & Services
  • Bahri
  • Tomini Shipping

Outstanding SME Performance Award

This award recognises a small-medium sized business which has demonstrated excellence and innovation within the industry. Entrants will need to demonstrate innovative solutions they have implemented and the impact this has on the industry.

  • APT Global Marine and Offshore Engineering
  • Constellation Marine Services - Mobile & Web Application - our Digital Equity

Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Award

This award recognises the shipyard and/or ship repair facility which has excelled in meeting the needs of its customers and advancing the technical capability, cost efficiency, environmental reputation and safety culture of the sector. 

  • Albwardy Damen
  • ASRY – The Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard
  • Drydocks World 
  • Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co. K.S.C (Public)

Technical Innovation Award

This award recognises a technical or technological project, product or process that has resulted in improved efficiencies, lower operating costs and/or environmental benefits.

Sponsored by Tristar
  • Alpha Ori Technologies - SMARTShip: IoT & AI based Decision Support
  • CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal  – Autonomous Truck at Port Operation
  • Envision Middle East Solutions FZ LLC - Smart Port Solution- Rubus IOT Platform
  • MariApps Marine Solutions - MariApps smartPAL
  • PEOPLE - PEOPLE Container2.0 & SupplyChain4.0
  • WinGD Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. 

Sustainable Shipping Award

This Award will recognise the introduction of a new product, procedure or measures which will significantly improve the shipping industry’s progress towards its environmental goals. 

  • SAFEEN, Part of AD Ports Group  - Fuel Management Innovation
  • ADNOC Logistics & Services
  • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
  • PEOPLE - PEOPLE Container2.0 & SupplyChain4.0

Port & Terminal Operator Award

This award recognises a port or terminal operator that has consistently demonstrated all-round operational excellence regardless of the type of cargo handled, maintained the highest standards of operational cost efficiencies, efficient automation systems, increased digital innovation, sustainable operations and customer service delivery.

  • Ports Cluster, Part of AD Ports Group  - Abu Dhabi Ports Excellence Journey
  • DP World UAE
  • Hutchison Ports Sohar - Gateway of Oman
  • Red Sea Gateway Terminal

Logistics Solution of the Year

This award will recognise a new technology or system or a new infrastructure development introduced in the past year, which has made a significant contribution to the advancement of efficiency in the door to door movement of cargo.

  • MICCO Logistics, Part of AD Ports Group - MICCO's Vaccine Distribution Digitization
  • PEOPLE - PEOPLE Container2.0 & SupplyChain4.0

Regional Deal of the Year

This award, celebrating best in class, will go to the principal, the financial institution, or the practitioner primarily responsible for what judges deem the most significant deal in the maritime industry over the past 12 months.

  • SAFEEN, Part of AD Ports Group  - Transshipment Deal
  • Bahri
  • Red Sea Gateway Terminal
  • UOG on the acquisition of United Arab Chemical Carriers Limited. Which recognises:
    Stephenson Harwood LLP (legal advisor to Entust Global)
    Watson Farley & Williams (legal advisor to UOG)
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (legal advisor to UOG)
    White & Case (legal advisor to UACC)
    • Morgan Lewis (legal advisor to Entust Global in relation to New York law aspects) 
    AXIA Ventures Group Ltd (financial advisor to UOG)
    Deloitte (financial advisor to UACC)