Winners announced for Seatrade Maritime Awards 2019

In a glittering awards ceremony recognising the best of the regional maritime industry, Mr. Bader Naser Al Khashti, Chairman of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, was announced as winner of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, while H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Marine Transport – Executive Director, Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, was given the Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector Award.

Also taking the spotlight at the 16th Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa were Personality of the Year 2019 – Capt. Rado Antolovic PhD, CEO & Managing Director, DP World - Maritime Services Division; Investment in People Award –awarded to Bahri; Deal of the Year – awarded to HFW in support of Abu Dhabi Ports & Cosco Ports; Newcomer of the Year 2019 – Al-Iraqia Shipping Services and Oil Trading (AISSOT) and Business Enabler of the Year 2019 – Dubai Maritime City. The Outstanding Achievement Award 2019 was given to Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC Logistics & Services & Chairman, UAE Shipping Association.

Taking place on the first evening of UAE Maritime Week, which is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Awards are a highlight in the shipping awards calendar which recognise personalities and organisations that have made significant market impacts across the past year.

The winners for 2019 include:

Contribution to the Development of the Regional Maritime Cluster Award

Winner: DP World - UAE Region 
High Commendation: Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria Ltd

Green Shipping Award

Winner: Seacor Offshore Dubai LLC

Safety and Quality Award

Winner: Drydocks World Dubai
High Commendation: Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Company (ASRY)

Education and Training Award

Winner: Oman Ship Management Company S.A.O.C
High Commendation: Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Winner: Essar Ports Ltd
High Commendation: Abu Dhabi Ports – SAFEEN

Technical Innovation Award

Winner: Seacor Offshore Dubai LLC

Maritime Supply Chain & Logistics Award

Winner: LogiPoint

Shipyard of the Year

Winner: Albwardy Damen

Ship Agent Award

Winner: Kanoo Shipping

Port & Terminal Operator Award

Winner: Abu Dhabi Ports

Shipping Company of the Year

Winner: Oman Ship Management Company S.A.O.C

Maritime Services Award

Winner: Abu Dhabi Ports – SAFEEN

Africa Maritime Award

Winner: Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA)

Indian Subcontinent Award

Winner: Indian Ports Association