A platform for every success story
There are 21 different award categories in total which provide a focus on achievements and innovations over the last 12 months. Whether an outstanding corporate proven success or an exciting digital innovation; there is an ideal category for all to highlight outstanding examples of maritime achievement.
Technical & Operational Awards
Safety and 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. Judges are looking for detailed evidence of such initiatives including accounts of investment in safety training, changes to the company’s safety culture and improvements of lost time accidents where relevant.
Education and Training Award
SPONSORED BY Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS)
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. Judges are looking for examples of excellence and thought leadership with details about policies developed; the relationship to shipping companies in the region; links with other maritime institutions and quantifiable successes.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
This award recognises a leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy or initiative delivered in the last year. The policy must have successfully contributed to the welfare of the company’s employees, its local community and its business performance overall. Our judging panel will be looking for explanations of the rationale behind the initiative, evidence of success and an indication of investment either monetary or through the allocation of company resources.
Green Shipping Award
SPONSORED BY HEISCO
This award recognises an organisation that has developed the most environmentally responsive maritime and shipping strategies. Judges are looking for examples of a major initiative developed or delivered in the last year with a description of the rationale behind it. They will also look at the scale of investment made and the company’s commitment to the industry’s sustainability through environmentally focused strategies, planning and implementation.
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. Judges are looking for outstanding innovation separating the project, product or process from its competitors. They will also take into consideration the scale of investments made and evaluate the resulting benefits.
Offshore Marine Award for Owners and Operators
This category will be awarded to the company that has demonstrated an exceptional professional performance in the provision of leading services in the marine offshore industry. The successful company will be judged to be providing its customers with the best commercial service with the most consistent operational performance at the most competitive cost.
Shipyard of the Year
NEW AWARD FOR 2018
This award recognises excellence in newbuilding and/or repair yards in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. Judges will be looking for evidence of investments made into new technology and processes; innovation in repair or construction; innovative ship design; commitment to environmentally friendly practices; and volume of work undertaken relative to the size of the facility. Judges will also be keen to see evidence of the yard responding to evolving market circumstances and regulatory changes.
Ship Agent Award
This award will recognise the achievements of the company who has demonstrated a consistent ability and commitment to improve and enhance efficiency as well as being a front-runner with the ship services offered in their respective maritime market. Environmental commitment and measures will also be assessed as well as the companies continuing drive to further the development of the maritime sector in their region through the introduction of new services that further simplify administration and logistics to ship owners and operators.
Port & Terminal Operator Award
This award recognises the port and/or terminal operator that has consistently demonstrated all-round operational excellence regardless of type of cargo handled, maintained the highest standards of operational cost efficiencies, efficient automation systems and customer service delivery. With judges looking for indications of sustained commitment to this above criteria, the successful nominees should be able to demonstrate exceptional innovation, continued commitment to enhanced supply chain solutions, improved efficiency, profitability and successful investment in port and/or terminal operations.
Contribution to Development of the Regional Maritime Cluster Award
This award recognises a company, association, individual or system that has made a substantial contribution to strengthening the links between the region’s maritime elements. Judges are looking for examples of collaboration to better the prosperity of the regional maritime industry rather than individual profit or gain. Judges will also be looking for evidence of contributions made and examples of regional maritime benefits.
Shipping Company of the Year
This award recognises a company that has undertaken a major transformation or has had a significant effect on the region’s marine market. Judges will be looking for explanations of how the transformation or effect was achieved, including the rationale involved. They will also assess any investments committed and explore the company’s plans to build on its achievement.
Maritime Logistics Award
SPONSORED BY ADMIRAL SHIPPING L.L.C.
This award will recognise the company that has demonstrated its ability to consistently contribute to the development and implementation of best practices that further enhance and develop cross-border commerce. The successful company will have developed strategies that contribute to enhanced global supply chain management through the flow of goods that pass through a diversified chain of multiple logistics segments. The judges will therefore assess successful business solutions developed to maximise the number of projects handled, the optimisation of operational performance, the introduction of customer friendly facilities, a high level of customer satisfaction as well as new innovations that further the flow of goods to their final destination.
Maritime Services Award
NEW AWARD FOR 2018
This award will recognise an organization that is providing outstanding services to the maritime community. This could be a ship broker, management company or any other marine services provider. Judges will be looking for evidence of excellent customer service (with satisfaction metrics to support), business management procedures and achievements over the past year both financial and non-financial. Judges will take into account achievements relative to company size ensuring that the scale of operation is not the defining factor of excellence.
Regional Focus Awards
Africa Maritime Award
NEW AWARD FOR 2018
This award will recognise an organisation that has made a significant positive impact on the maritime industry within Africa. Judges will be looking for evidence of the positive impact the organisation has had on the development of the regional supply chain, the growth of business in the region and the role played in stimulating infrastructural growth.
Indian Subcontinent Maritime Award
new award for 2018
This award will recognise an organisation that has made a significant positive impact on the maritime industry within the Indian Sub-continent. Judges will be looking for evidence of the positive impact the organisation has had on the development of the regional supply chain, the growth of business in the region and the role played in stimulating infrastructural growth.
Personality & Community Awards
Deal of the Year
new award for 2018
This award recognises a significant business deal in the regional maritime industry which has positively contributed to the growth and sustainability of the region’s maritime sector. Judges are looking for background information on the deal; the impact it had on the company; an indication of the complexities of the deal; any innovative features, how it was done and the final transaction value in US$. The category is open to any business based in, or with a significant regional presence in, the Middle East which has had direct involvement in the deal.
Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector Award
new award for 2018
Inspired by, and in support of, IMO’s Programme on the Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector (IWMS) Seatrade has introduced this new category for 2018. The award will recognise the inspirational leadership and achievements of one of the Industry’s leading women.
Personality of the Year 2018
This award is presented to an individual who has made a major contribution to the shipping industry in any field.
Newcomer of the Year 2018
This award will recognise an individual or organisation making a significant impact in the regional maritime community, having entered the market in the past 12 months.
Outstanding Achievement Award 2018
In a year of rapid development across the region, this award recognises the development from within the region which will deliver the greatest benefit to global maritime transport in the long term.
Lifetime Achievement Award 2018
This award is to honour an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to shipping and the maritime industry.