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The role of the professional adviser is becoming ever more central to the London market and its participants. This award seeks to reward the often-overlooked contribution that professional advisers make to the insurance sector. It is open to any individual or organisation whose principal role is providing advice or service to the insurance industry.
The award’s scope includes lawyers, accountants, loss adjusters, claims professionals, rating agencies, IT providers and consultants. Our judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate a genuine understanding of the needs of the sector as a whole and have a proven record of promoting and improving the industry for the sake of participants and clients.

 

In particular this award seeks to highlight those teams that have broken new ground and moved into new markets through the application of innovative thinking. The business of broking never gets easier and the recent economic turmoil only emphasises that. With this award we seek to reward those broking teams that have shown that they can cope and prosper in the tough new environment and deliver value-adding solutions for their customers.

This is a broad category open to insurers and reinsurers but judges would also welcome joint entries from carriers and brokers.The winner will have shown a good track record for excellent claims handling skills or will have put in place a claims initiative which has benefited the customer and demonstrated innovation both in underwriting risk and dealing with claims.

Talent and diversity have become key issues for the London market as it seeks to maintain its competitive position on the global stage. This award recognises the organisation that has demonstrated a real commitment, creativity and innovation in harnessing the best talent.  The award can be for an individual initiative – such as in relation to diversity or apprenticeships - or a wider programme of work.  Judges will be looking for evidence of the benefits or outcomes of the initiative or programme. Insurers, re/insurers, industry associations or professional bodies can enter.
The insurance world has faced numerous challenges over the years to stay ahead of the game. But in many instances it has coped manfully and this award seeks to reward the innovation displayed by insurers, reinsurers, brokers or service providers in achieving excellence to meet the needs of their clients.
The award will recognise the initiative that redefines the industry’s competitive landscape and raises the bar for customers’ or partners’ expectations.
Insurtech is reshaping the insurance industry, introducing new and disruptive distribution models, and bringing new ways to improve operational efficiency. The London re/insurance market is not immune to these developments. Many companies are looking for ways to harness the opportunities that insurtech offers. 
This award recognises the insurtech initiative that, in the view of the judges, will have the greatest impact on the London market. 
Entries from early stage and more developed initiatives will be accepted. The judges will be looking for an initiative that is innovative and which can clearly demonstrate how it will improve existing business practices. 
Managing general agencies (MGAs) are playing an increasingly important role in the market, providing new income streams for capacity providers and vehicles for innovative underwriters to bring new products to market. This category is open to London market MGAs and service providers. The award is for a successful initiative over the past year. This could include the launch of an MGA operation, or the introduction of a new line of business by an existing MGA. Innovative services to support the MGA market will also be considered.  
 
For this award we are looking for the stars of the future. They will have a good knowledge and understanding of the successes of the past − and the failures − but more importantly will have an appetite for innovation to address the developing needs of the 21st century market place. The winner of this award will be an individual − under the age of 35 − working as an underwriter or broker in the London or
This award will be given to an individual who has met these criteria through work carried out for a specific project or a series of projects that can be measured by the judges. The category is open to individuals under the age of 35 on 1 December 2018
 

The award recognises the initiative that redefines the industry’s competitive landscape and raises the bar for customers’ or partners’ expectations. The award may be for a system developed in-house or purchased, a business process outsourcing solution or a combination of these elements.
This award recognises exceptional performance in shipmanagement and is open to shipmanagers across all sectors. Judges will look for solid examples of achievement that demonstrate excellence in the operation of ships over the past year, backed by proven client satisfaction. Judges’ consideration will be given, but not limited, to examples of business development, safety and training, crew welfare, ship security, operational efficiency, reliability, organic revenue growth, profitability and CSR.

This award is designed to reward the most successful underwriting team of the year. The size of the team doesn't matter. Insurance Day is looking for those teams that have achieved the remarkably difficult task of achieving growth in profitability while at the same time delivering quality of service and improved results for customers.

 

Insurance Day’s role as the only daily newspaper for the international insurance and reinsurance sectors puts it in a unique position to inform and delight its readers with news and insight all day every day.
Over the course of the year we bring you hundreds of stories, providing context and insight that helps you navigate the tides of the insurance cycle and wider economic eddies. But which of those news stories has had the most profound impact on the London insurance market during 2018?
This year Insurance Day will give guests at the London Market Awards Dinner the chance to decide. Voting will take place at the awards ceremony – so you can have your say!
This award is designed to reward an individual for making a real difference to the industry over the period, through leading a collective effort or making a series of outstanding individual contributions.
This award is for those individuals who have gone well beyond the call of duty and achieved a result for their company or industry body and the industry as a whole. This award particularly seeks to reward those who have taken on a big and challenging project and made it work. This award is only open to individuals.
The skill and enthusiasm of individuals has underpinned the 300-year-plus successful history of the London insurance market. Uniquely not just among financial services, but among industry generally, the insurance industry thrives on co-operation between competitors. Because of the importance of relationships within the London market there is enormous scope for individuals to affect the way business is done. The history of the London market resounds with iconic individuals who blazed a trail ensuring that London established itself as the center of global insurance and more recently retained that title in the face of competition from new jurisdictions. That continues to this day and that it is the long-term contribution to the London market by individuals that we are looking to recognise with this award.
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This award will be given to the bunker supplier that has best demonstrated a recognised commitment to quality standards, quantity assurance and customer satisfaction. Judges will expect examples of product innovation, new business won from competitors and evidence of customer satisfaction. All entries must demonstrate quality and adequacy of supply, speed and safety of delivery and respect for the environment. Investment and or/innovation in the use of low carbon-fuelled equipment should also be included in the entry.
Judges will look for the most dynamic success story or development by a business operating primarily in the maritime sector. Judges will look, beyond scale, for the business that best innovated in the past 12 months, improved profitability upon the previous year and significantly impacted market sector in which they operate. Judges will require unique stories that demonstrate year-on-year advancements in strategy, turnover, productivity, efficiency, diversity and CSR and will need to be convinced the winner has succeeded above all others. Editorial coverage in Lloyd’s List of the year’s ‘movers’ will assist judges in their deliberations.

 

This award recognises the containership owner or operator that has best responded to the changing commercial and regulatory landscape through new ocean shipping configurations and port pairings, simplified booking and documentation processes, action to reduce ship pollution and other innovations that have made the supply chain more efficient. Entrants must demonstrate profitability, leadership and excellence in the sector and provide examples of exceptional performance in operational matters such as safety, reliability, efficiency and new business processes.
This award recognises a data technology project that has demonstrated innovation that redefines operational excellence and creates new business opportunities in the maritime sector. Our panel will welcome entries from the shipping community and maritime service industries that go beyond the collection of large data sets to break barriers with innovation in information storage and software processing that display measurable and proven results. This includes - but is not limited to - machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, 5G, the internet of things and data security. Judges will be supported by Lloyd’s List Intelligence analysts to rate the submitted project’s impact on shipping.
This award, celebrating best in class, will go to the financier, practitioner or entity, primarily responsible for what judges deem the best deal in the maritime industry over the past 12 months. Judges will look for exemplary expertise and commitment to the shipping industry as well as clear examples of innovation in playing the pivotal role in notable cases including, but not limited to, restructuring, consolidation, M&A, structured credit, structured equity financing or general corporate purposes. Joint entries will be considered. The winner will impress the judges with the deal’s size, timeliness and winning strategy. Editorial coverage in Lloyd’s List of the year’s deals will assist judges in their deliberations.
This award recognises an operator or owner that has taken clear advantage of the changing dynamics in the dry bulk sector in the past year. Judges will look for the business that stands out from the crowd and displayed acumen and will look for successes as published in Lloyd’s List.  It may be a company that has remained strong or expanded or is a start-up or spin-off. The winning dry bulk operator must demonstrate that, during the year, it has maintained first class safety levels, best operational efficiency and consistent and profitable performance.
This award honours the institution, company or individual that has done most to reduce marine environment pollution from maritime sources. The contribution could include, but is not restricted to, ship design and operation, port operations, fossil fuel use reduction, company-wide environmental policy, or successful policy initiatives on the part of a public official with maritime responsibility. Vessel operators should demonstrate advanced/early adoption of abatement technology such as scrubbers for SOx, NOx as well as ballast water treatment systems. Entrants must show metrics of how many vessels have been fitted, together with year-ahead plans, or that they have sold to owners. Judges will be looking for tangible metrics by which success can be measured and will be supported by Lloyd’s List Intelligence data and analysis.
This award celebrates excellence in the legal profession and will go to the individual lawyer or law firm that has offered the best service to the maritime industry over the past 12 months. Judges will use Lloyd’s Law reports, in part, to validate entries. They will look for exemplary expertise and commitment to the shipping industry as well as clear examples of innovation through which lawyers have played a crucial role in notable cases, restructuring or dispute resolution.
This award recognises exceptional performance in shipmanagement and is open to shipmanagers across all sectors. Judges will look for solid examples of achievement that demonstrate excellence in the operation of ships over the past year, backed by proven client satisfaction. Judges’ consideration will be given, but not limited, to examples of business development, safety and training, crew welfare, ship security, operational efficiency, reliability, organic revenue growth, profitability and CSR. 
 
This award recognises the maritime business that has demonstrated excellence in supporting the offshore energy industry through services or the operation of offshore service and supply vessels. Judges will be looking for an exemplary record of achievement in business development, profit, implementation of safety measures, preparedness for offshore emergencies, technical efficiency, adequacy of supplies, reliability and promptness of delivery and respect for the environment.
This award recognises the company, port authority or terminal that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service. The winner must demonstrate exceptional innovation, improved efficiency, profitability and investment during the year in port operations. Entries should explain infrastructure port-side improvements and how they have resulted in increased and diversified business, specifying the increase in activity by the number of ships and calls. Judges will look beyond just scale, requiring evidence of a sustained commitment to customer service, cost and operational efficiency and a faultless safety, training and environmental record, irrespective of the operator’s size. Judges will rely, in part, on the annual Lloyd’s List Top 100 Ports survey and Lloyd’s List Intelligence data on time in port, time at terminal and berth, turnaround times and fuel accessibility.
This award will go to the shipowner, operator, manager, company or institution that demonstrates the most outstanding commitment to improving welfare, safety and training for employees ashore and/or at sea. Entrants must demonstrate excellent survey records, class surveys all conducted on time, certificates recorded. Entrants should demonstrate how their systems have introduced safety management to avoid casualties. Judges will want to see improved metrics for year/year improvements in safety and accident rates and staff retention, in addition to examples of how equality and diversity policies have affected positive changes. Judges also want evidence of investment in new facilities and courses, innovative training solutions and a sustained and effective approach to developing quality staff in the maritime sector. Judges will be supported by a range of Lloyd’s List Intelligence vessel data for inspections, deficiencies, detentions, casualties and survey timeliness. 
The award will be given to the logistics-focused business which judges deem has best served shipping customers within the end-to-end land and sea supply chain. Profitability and metrics-based overperformance in customer expectation is required. Judges will favour entries that explain how technology is driving supply chain innovation that benefits both customer and carrier. Judges may refer to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data to validate evidence. Entries should also cite new business won, or at-risk business retained, through innovative solutions. Judges may also give weight to examples of how a business has converted market obstacles into a win.
This new award recognises the importance of trade financiers in securing global seaborne trade and the growing entry into this specialised field by some traditional shipping houses. Judges, drawing on expertise from within Lloyd’s List Intelligence and the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board, will need to see evidence of entrants’ transaction volume, scope of global coverage, exemplary customer service, competitive pricing, proven risk mitigation instruments, nonperforming loan ratio and innovative and technological development to improve all-party transactional transparency. Judges will place emphasis on quality, irrespective of scale, giving equal weight to new entrants and established trade financiers. 
This award recognises an individual who has, over the course of his or her long career, contributed to the well-being of the industry in a profound way. Judges select the winner from a list of nominations submitted by the Lloyd’s List editorial team, the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board and the judging panel itself. Judges will also refer to past and current publications of the annual Lloyd’s List Top 100 People.
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Judges will look for the most dynamic success story or development by a business operating primarily in the maritime sector. Judges will look, beyond scale, for the business that best innovated in the past 12 months, improved profitability upon the previous year and significantly impacted market sector in which they operate. Judges will require unique stories that demonstrate year-on-year advancements in strategy, turnover, productivity, efficiency, diversity and CSR and will need to be convinced the winner has succeeded above all others. Editorial coverage in Lloyd’s List of the year’s ‘movers’ will assist judges in their deliberations.

 

This award recognises the containership owner or operator that has best responded to the changing commercial and regulatory landscape through new ocean shipping configurations and port pairings, simplified booking and documentation processes, action to reduce ship pollution and other innovations that have made the supply chain more efficient. Entrants must demonstrate profitability, leadership and excellence in the sector and provide examples of exceptional performance in operational matters such as safety, reliability, efficiency and new business processes.
This award recognises an operator or owner that has taken clear advantage of the changing dynamics in the dry bulk sector in the past year. Judges will look for the business that stands out from the crowd and displayed acumen and will look for successes as published in Lloyd’s List.  It may be a company that has remained strong or expanded or is a start-up or spin-off. The winning dry bulk operator must demonstrate that, during the year, it has maintained first class safety levels, best operational efficiency and consistent and profitable performance.
This award honours the institution, company or individual that has done most to reduce marine environment pollution from maritime sources. The contribution could include, but is not restricted to, ship design and operation, port operations, fossil fuel use reduction, company-wide environmental policy, or successful policy initiatives on the part of a public official with maritime responsibility. Vessel operators should demonstrate advanced/early adoption of abatement technology such as scrubbers for SOx, NOx as well as ballast water treatment systems. Entrants must show metrics of how many vessels have been fitted, together with year-ahead plans, or that they have sold to owners. Judges will be looking for tangible metrics by which success can be measured and will be supported by Lloyd’s List Intelligence data and analysis.
This award recognises an individual who has, over the course of his or her long career, contributed to the well-being of the industry in a profound way. Judges select the winner from a list of nominations submitted by the Lloyd’s List editorial team, the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board and the judging panel itself. Judges will also refer to past and current publications of the annual Lloyd’s List Top 100 People.
In partnership with Insurance Day this award highlights the role and work of the insurance company and the P&I Club. Entries should come from clubs and insurance companies that can demonstrate excellence in underwriting, claims and risk management. Judges will look for entrants that not only show underwriting and claims expertise and profitability over the past year, but also show evidence of new products or services that underscore a drive to reduce risk.
This award celebrates excellence in the legal profession and will go to the individual lawyer or law firm that has offered the best service to the maritime industry over the past 12 months. Judges will use Lloyd’s Law reports, in part, to validate entries. They will look for exemplary expertise and commitment to the shipping industry as well as clear examples of innovation through which lawyers have played a crucial role in notable cases, restructuring or dispute resolution.
This award recognises exceptional performance in shipmanagement and is open to shipmanagers across all sectors. Judges will look for solid examples of achievement that demonstrate excellence in the operation of ships over the past year, backed by proven client satisfaction. Judges’ consideration will be given, but not limited, to examples of business development, safety and training, crew welfare, ship security, operational efficiency, reliability, organic revenue growth, profitability and CSR. 
 
This award recognises the company, port authority or terminal that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service. The winner must demonstrate exceptional innovation, improved efficiency, profitability and investment during the year in port operations. Entries should explain infrastructure port-side improvements and how they have resulted in increased and diversified business, specifying the increase in activity by the number of ships and calls. Judges will look beyond just scale, requiring evidence of a sustained commitment to customer service, cost and operational efficiency and a faultless safety, training and environmental record, irrespective of the operator’s size. Judges will rely, in part, on the annual Lloyd’s List Top 100 Ports survey and Lloyd’s List Intelligence data on time in port, time at terminal and berth, turnaround times and fuel accessibility.
This award will go to the shipowner, operator, manager, company or institution that demonstrates the most outstanding commitment to improving welfare, safety and training for employees ashore and/or at sea. Entrants must demonstrate excellent survey records, class surveys all conducted on time, certificates recorded. Entrants should demonstrate how their systems have introduced safety management to avoid casualties. Judges will want to see improved metrics for year/year improvements in safety and accident rates and staff retention, in addition to examples of how equality and diversity policies have affected positive changes. Judges also want evidence of investment in new facilities and courses, innovative training solutions and a sustained and effective approach to developing quality staff in the maritime sector. Judges will be supported by a range of Lloyd’s List Intelligence vessel data for inspections, deficiencies, detentions, casualties and survey timeliness. 

This popular and prestigious award recognises the skill, bravery and professionalism that the industry’s seafarers demonstrate daily. We are looking for nominations of crew of all ranks who have shown leadership, courage, seamanship and vision while at sea over the past 12 months. In addition to submissions from Amver, judges will welcome nominations from individuals or shipping companies putting forward crew – from ratings to masters – on Amver-participating vessels, whom they believe have exemplified the unique characteristics of seafarers.

The award will be given to the logistics-focused business which judges deem has best served shipping customers within the end-to-end land and sea supply chain. Profitability and metrics-based overperformance in customer expectation is required. Judges will favour entries that explain how technology is driving supply chain innovation that benefits both customer and carrier. Judges may refer to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data to validate evidence. Entries should also cite new business won, or at-risk business retained, through innovative solutions. Judges may also give weight to examples of how a business has converted market obstacles into a win.
 
The winner of this award will be the company that has shone brightest throughout the year and has been able to demonstrate first class performance operationally and financially. Judges will look for the operator, whether in crude or product or chemical trades, that has led the way by demonstrating a level of excellence that goes well beyond the norm. Entrants should be companies that have shown a unique and different approach to the sector through technical innovation, measurable advancement in sustainability, protection of the environment and business performance and have shown the strength to lead change in the industry.
This new award recognises the importance of trade financiers in securing global seaborne trade and the growing entry into this specialised field by some traditional shipping houses. Judges, drawing on expertise from within Lloyd’s List Intelligence and the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board, will need to see evidence of entrants’ transaction volume, scope of global coverage, exemplary customer service, competitive pricing, proven risk mitigation instruments, nonperforming loan ratio and innovative and technological development to improve all-party transactional transparency. Judges will place emphasis on quality, irrespective of scale, giving equal weight to new entrants and established trade financiers. 
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This award will be given to the bunker supplier that has best demonstrated a recognised commitment to quality standards, quantity assurance and customer satisfaction. Judges will expect examples of product innovation, new business won from competitors and evidence of customer satisfaction. All entries must demonstrate quality and adequacy of supply, speed and safety of delivery and respect for the environment. Investment and or/innovation in the use of low carbon-fuelled equipment should also be included in the entry.
This award honours the institution, company or individual that has done most to reduce marine environment pollution from maritime sources. The contribution could include, but is not restricted to, ship design and operation, port operations, fossil fuel use reduction, company-wide environmental policy, or successful policy initiatives on the part of a public official with maritime responsibility. Vessel operators should demonstrate advanced/early adoption of abatement technology such as scrubbers for SOx, NOx as well as ballast water treatment systems. Entrants must show metrics of how many vessels have been fitted, together with year-ahead plans, or that they have sold to owners. Judges will be looking for tangible metrics by which success can be measured and will be supported by Lloyd’s List Intelligence data and analysis.
This award will go to the provider of the best solution for commercial use of new, cleaner fuels in preparation for 2020. Judges will look for the supplier that, among other things, produces/supplies sustainable fuels with zero harmful emissions, produces/supplies fuels with least disruption to existing sources and institutions of supply and demonstrates recognised commitment to quality standards, giving examples of product innovation, new business won from competitors and evidence of quantifiable customer satisfaction.
This award celebrates excellence in the legal profession and will go to the individual lawyer or law firm that has offered the best service to the maritime industry over the past 12 months. Judges will use Lloyd’s Law reports, in part, to validate entries. They will look for exemplary expertise and commitment to the shipping industry as well as clear examples of innovation through which lawyers have played a crucial role in notable cases, restructuring or dispute resolution.
This award recognises the maritime business that has demonstrated excellence in supporting the offshore energy industry through services or the operation of offshore service and supply vessels. Judges will be looking for an exemplary record of achievement in business development, profit, implementation of safety measures, preparedness for offshore emergencies, technical efficiency, adequacy of supplies, reliability and promptness of delivery and respect for the environment.
Judges will select the recipient from a list of nominations submitted by the Lloyd’s List editorial team, the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board and the judging panel itself. Judges will also refer to the annual Lloyd’s List Top 100 People.

 

This award recognises the company, port authority or terminal that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service. The winner must demonstrate exceptional innovation, improved efficiency, profitability and investment during the year in port operations. Entries should explain infrastructure port-side improvements and how they have resulted in increased and diversified business, specifying the increase in activity by the number of ships and calls. Judges will look beyond just scale, requiring evidence of a sustained commitment to customer service, cost and operational efficiency and a faultless safety, training and environmental record, irrespective of the operator’s size. Judges will rely, in part, on the annual Lloyd’s List Top 100 Ports survey and Lloyd’s List Intelligence data on time in port, time at terminal and berth, turnaround times and fuel accessibility.
Open to any maritime business and partner/s and not-for-profit organisation. Entries must detail a successful rebranding campaign, explaining rationale, strategy and result. Judges will need to see evidence of how the rebranding impacted retention or growth of business, market acceptance, employee satisfaction and revenue performance. Editorial coverage in Lloyd’s List of the year’s rebranding examples will assist judges in their deliberations.
This award will go to the shipowner, operator, manager, company or institution that demonstrates the most outstanding commitment to improving welfare, safety and training for employees ashore and/or at sea. Entrants must demonstrate excellent survey records, class surveys all conducted on time, certificates recorded. Entrants should demonstrate how their systems have introduced safety management to avoid casualties. Judges will want to see improved metrics for year/year improvements in safety and accident rates and staff retention, in addition to examples of how equality and diversity policies have affected positive changes. Judges also want evidence of investment in new facilities and courses, innovative training solutions and a sustained and effective approach to developing quality staff in the maritime sector. Judges will be supported by a range of Lloyd’s List Intelligence vessel data for inspections, deficiencies, detentions, casualties and survey timeliness. 
The award will be given to the logistics-focused business which judges deem has best served shipping customers within the end-to-end land and sea supply chain. Profitability and metrics-based overperformance in customer expectation is required. Judges will favour entries that explain how technology is driving supply chain innovation that benefits both customer and carrier. Judges may refer to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data to validate evidence. Entries should also cite new business won, or at-risk business retained, through innovative solutions. Judges may also give weight to examples of how a business has converted market obstacles into a win.
 
Judges will look for the most dynamic success story or development by a business operating primarily in the maritime sector. Judges will look, beyond scale, for the business that best innovated in the past 12 months, improved profitability upon the previous year and significantly impacted market sector in which they operate. Judges will require unique stories that demonstrate year-on-year advancements in strategy, turnover, productivity, efficiency, diversity and CSR and will need to be convinced the winner has succeeded above all others. Editorial coverage in Lloyd’s List of the year’s ‘movers’ will assist judges in their deliberations.
This award recognises a data technology project that has demonstrated innovation that redefines operational excellence and creates new business opportunities in the maritime sector. Our panel will welcome entries from the shipping community and maritime service industries that go beyond the collection of large data sets to break barriers with innovation in information storage and software processing that display measurable and proven results. This includes - but is not limited to - machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, 5G, the internet of things and data security. Judges will be supported by Lloyd’s List Intelligence analysts to rate the submitted project’s impact on shipping.
This accolade will be awarded to the maritime business best demonstrating future, long-term commitment to a low-carbon economy through its policies, practices and planning. This category is open to all businesses operating in the maritime space. Entries must include measurable evidence that confirms leadership in decarbonisation planning. Vessel operators, for example, must demonstrate a discernible shift to fossil-free fuels, but judges will give equal weight to land-based businesses that submit a targeted, measurable strategy to deliver and demonstrate leadership in decarbonisation.
This award, celebrating best in class, will go to the financier, practitioner or entity, primarily responsible for what judges deem the best deal in the maritime industry over the past 12 months. Judges will look for exemplary expertise and commitment to the shipping industry as well as clear examples of innovation in playing the pivotal role in notable cases including, but not limited to, restructuring, consolidation, M&A, structured credit, structured equity financing or general corporate purposes. Joint entries will be considered. The winner will impress the judges with the deal’s size, timeliness and winning strategy. Editorial coverage in Lloyd’s List of the year’s deals will assist judges in their deliberations.
This award honours the institution, company or individual that has done most to reduce marine environment pollution from maritime sources. The contribution could include, but is not restricted to, ship design and operation, port operations, fossil fuel use reduction, company-wide environmental policy, or successful policy initiatives on the part of a public official with maritime responsibility. Vessel operators should demonstrate advanced/early adoption of abatement technology such as scrubbers for SOx, NOx as well as ballast water treatment systems. Entrants must show metrics of how many vessels have been fitted, together with year-ahead plans, or that they have sold to owners. Judges will be looking for tangible metrics by which success can be measured and will be supported by Lloyd’s List Intelligence data and analysis.
This award recognises an individual who has, over the course of his or her long career, contributed to the well-being of the industry in a profound way. Judges select the winner from a list of nominations submitted by the Lloyd’s List editorial team, the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board and the judging panel itself. Judges will also refer to past and current publications of the annual Lloyd’s List Top 100 People.
This award recognises exceptional performance in shipmanagement and is open to shipmanagers across all sectors. Judges will look for solid examples of achievement that demonstrate excellence in the operation of ships over the past year, backed by proven client satisfaction. Judges’ consideration will be given, but not limited, to examples of business development, safety and training, crew welfare, ship security, operational efficiency, reliability, organic revenue growth, profitability and CSR. 
 
This award recognises the maritime business that has demonstrated excellence in supporting the offshore energy industry through services or the operation of offshore service and supply vessels. Judges will be looking for an exemplary record of achievement in business development, profit, implementation of safety measures, preparedness for offshore emergencies, technical efficiency, adequacy of supplies, reliability and promptness of delivery and respect for the environment.
This award recognises the company, port authority or terminal that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service. The winner must demonstrate exceptional innovation, improved efficiency, profitability and investment during the year in port operations. Entries should explain infrastructure port-side improvements and how they have resulted in increased and diversified business, specifying the increase in activity by the number of ships and calls. Judges will look beyond just scale, requiring evidence of a sustained commitment to customer service, cost and operational efficiency and a faultless safety, training and environmental record, irrespective of the operator’s size. Judges will rely, in part, on the annual Lloyd’s List Top 100 Ports survey and Lloyd’s List Intelligence data on time in port, time at terminal and berth, turnaround times and fuel accessibility.
This award will go to the shipowner, operator, manager, company or institution that demonstrates the most outstanding commitment to improving welfare, safety and training for employees ashore and/or at sea. Entrants must demonstrate excellent survey records, class surveys all conducted on time, certificates recorded. Entrants should demonstrate how their systems have introduced safety management to avoid casualties. Judges will want to see improved metrics for year/year improvements in safety and accident rates and staff retention, in addition to examples of how equality and diversity policies have affected positive changes. Judges also want evidence of investment in new facilities and courses, innovative training solutions and a sustained and effective approach to developing quality staff in the maritime sector. Judges will be supported by a range of Lloyd’s List Intelligence vessel data for inspections, deficiencies, detentions, casualties and survey timeliness. 
This award recognises exceptional performance in ship operations and chartering and is open to shipowners, operators and charterers. This award recognises the business that has best responded to the changing commercial and regulatory landscape through new ocean shipping configurations and port pairings, simplified booking and documentation processes, action to reduce ship pollution and other innovations that have made the supply chain more efficient. Entrants must demonstrate excellence in the sector and provide examples of exceptional performance in operational matters such as CSR, new business practices, safety and reliability. Judges will use Lloyd’s List Intelligence KPIs to measure ships’ activity and determine change in average miles per day over the year.
The award will be given to the logistics-focused business which judges deem has best served shipping customers within the end-to-end land and sea supply chain. Profitability and metrics-based overperformance in customer expectation is required. Judges will favour entries that explain how technology is driving supply chain innovation that benefits both customer and carrier. Judges may refer to Lloyd’s List Intelligence data to validate evidence. Entries should also cite new business won, or at-risk business retained, through innovative solutions. Judges may also give weight to examples of how a business has converted market obstacles into a win.
The winner of this award will be the company that has shone brightest throughout the year and has been able to demonstrate first class performance operationally and financially. Judges will look for the operator, whether in crude or product or chemical trades, that has led the way by demonstrating a level of excellence that goes well beyond the norm. Entrants should be companies that have shown a unique and different approach to the sector through technical innovation, measurable advancement in sustainability, protection of the environment and business performance and have shown the strength to lead change in the industry.
This new award recognises the importance of trade financiers in securing global seaborne trade and the growing entry into this specialised field by some traditional shipping houses. Judges, drawing on expertise from within Lloyd’s List Intelligence and the Lloyd’s List Editorial Board, will need to see evidence of entrants’ transaction volume, scope of global coverage, exemplary customer service, competitive pricing, proven risk mitigation instruments, nonperforming loan ratio and innovative and technological development to improve all-party transactional transparency. Judges will place emphasis on quality, irrespective of scale, giving equal weight to new entrants and established trade financiers. 
The Customer Care Award recognises industry-leading customer care strategies and real examples of outstanding customer care.

 

This category is open to all freight forwarders. The Digital Transformation Award recognises innovative new processes that are revolutionising the forwarder - shipper relationship.
A business is only as good as its people, so how do you look after yours? The winner of this award will show a major commitment to developing its staff through skills and personal development, investment, and achievement programmes.
The Environment Award winner will demonstrate leadership in efforts to reduce energy consumption, emissions, noise pollution, and environmental impact.
This category showcases smart new products, services or processes which approach the everyday in new ways, enhance performance, decrease costs, or spearhead that big change that no one even knew they needed until it was made.
Project Forwarding Award Project and heavylift movements require a deep skillset and the ability to overcome real complexity. We need to see truly outstanding examples of excellence from nominees for this category.
This award is aimed at freight forwarding and logistics solutions providers, or similar agents, whose core business is focused on providing services for specific geographic regions, routes, industry verticals or other freight specialisms. You may focus on serving a niche customer base and serving them well.
The winner of this category will show the rest of their industry how a smart partnership creates customer value.
This award recognises an individual who has, over the course of her or his career, contributed to the wellbeing of the industry in a profound way.

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For all 2019 sales enquiries, including booking a table and sponsorship, please contact Natasha Dwyer for more information.

 

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  • Full category guide and criteria

 

 

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