BIMCO has revealed the list of finalists for their first ever set of awards for the shipping industry.
The new awards, being presented on the day of BIMCO’s Annual Conference in Dubai, have been created to celebrate and draw attention to shipping companies and individuals who have excelled in areas reflecting BIMCO’s global activities. The categories and finalists are as follows:
The BIMCO Regional Shipping Personality of the Year, sponsored by ClassNK
This award is for an individual who has made an exceptional personal contribution to the industry in the Middle East over the last 12 months. The finalists are:
• Dr. Ali Obaid Al-Yabhouni, CEO of ADNATCO & NGSCO
• Sultan Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World
The Award winner will be announced by Mr. Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK.
The BIMCO Shipping Company of the Year, sponsored by Oman Shipping
For a company which has demonstrated innovative customer service, business profitability and solid service reliability. The finalists are:
• Pacific Basin Shipping Ltd.
• Nordic Bulk Carriers (NBC)
• Precious Shipping Public Company Ltd.
The Award winner will be announced by Mr. Tariq Al Junaidi, Acting CEO of Oman Shipping.
The BIMCO Education & Training Award, sponsored by the Islamic P&I Club
For a company which has invested in new facilities, courses, delivered growth in number of students and/or graduates and demonstrated innovative teaching methods. The finalists are:
• Thome Ship Management
• Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Center
The Award winner will be announced by Mr. Javad Mosadeghi, CEO of Islamic P&I Club.
The BIMCO Cairns-Hansen Award
This award is named after two of BIMCO’s founding fathers, whose vision was to create standard forms of charter party, the basic principle that underpins BIMCO’s documentary activities today. It recognises the best publication on maritime contractual issues and/or the most prolific user of BIMCO forms in the past 12 months. The finalists are:
• Maersk Broker A/S
• John Tsatsas
• Nordisk Defence Club
The BIMCO President’s Award
Presented by BIMCO President John Denholm, this award will honour an individual or a company who has made a significant contribution to shipping and the maritime industry. The winner will be announced by the BIMCO President at the awards ceremony.
A distinguished judging panel has been established, headed by BIMCO’s President John Denholm. He has been joined by Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Vice Chairman of DP World, and Captain Jitendra Misra, Managing Director of Emarat Maritime and Director of BIMCO, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, President of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and President Designate of BIMCO and Angus Frew, Secretary General & CEO of BIMCO.
The Awards will be presented in Dubai on 29 April 2014 at the BIMCO Awards Gala Dinner. The presenter at the Awards ceremony will be Laura Buckwell, Presenter/Producer at City7 TV Dubai.
BIMCO’s Annual Conference, Perspectives in Shipping, takes place on 29 April 2014 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, with tracks including a live, interactive simulation of a maritime casualty and an expert discussion on the viability of technologies designed to ensure shipping meets upcoming environmental regulations. There is still time to register for the conference and the gala dinner with award ceremony – full details here.