Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa opens entries across 21 shipping and maritime categories

Entries have now officially opened for the 16th edition of the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Awards, which will mark the start of 2019’s UAE Maritime Week.

Taking place on the 22nd September 2019 in Dubai – last week announced as the Middle East’s top maritime capital according to a report commissioned by Menon Economics and DNV GL, this year’s ceremony will be hosted at the Madinat Jumeirah and will include a networking reception and lavish dinner.

Judged by an expert panel of industry thought-leaders, these Awards give companies the chance to tell their success stories to a global audience, regardless of size, through the MEISA region’s most prestigious maritime and shipping honours programme.

This year’s Seatrade Maritime Awards will feature twenty one awards, including:

Technical & Operational:

  • Safety and Quality Award
  • Education and Training Award
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award
  • Green Shipping Award
  • Technical Innovation Award


  • OSV Owner / Operator of the Year
  • Shipyard of the Year
  • Ship Agent Award
  • Port & Terminal Operator Award
  • Contribution to the Development of the Regional Maritime Cluster Award
  • Shipping Company of the Year
  • Maritime Supply Chain & Logistics Award
  • Maritime Services Award

Regional Focus:

  • Africa Maritime Award
  • Indian Subcontinent Maritime Award

Personality & Community:

  • Deal of the Year
  • Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
  • Newcomer of the Year 2019
  • Outstanding Achievement Award 2019
  • Personality of the Year 2019

Entering to win a Seatrade Maritime Award enables companies to share their success: some of last year’s stories included that of Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief
Executive Officer at Maqta Gateway LLC who won the new Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector Award and H.E. Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa, Chairman of Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Co (ASRY) who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade, said “The Seatrade Maritime Awards have been celebrating the best and brightest in the MEISA region for the past 15 years and have provided the shipping and maritime industries the perfect platform to come together to inspire the markets with their pioneering spirit.”“We encourage companies in these sectors to nominate and we look forward to seeing you all in Dubai at the Madinat Jumeirah on 22nd September” continued Mr Hayman.

Bob Jaques, Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review, fellow organisers of the Awards added: “Last year’s Awards were a truly momentous occasion and 2019 looks certain to be even better, and we look forward to continue recognising and celebrating flourishing companies of all shapes and sizes operating across the region who are the real drivers of growth.”

Nominations for the Seatrade Maritime Awards will close on Thursday 13th June. The shortlist will be announced in August and the winners will then be revealed at the Seatrade Maritime Awards ceremony on the evening of Sunday 22nd September at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah Hotel.