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Best Fuel Solution Award


This award recognises contributions to making real fuel cost savings and/or enhancing the commercial usability of new, cleaner fuels in the Americas. Judges will look for verified improvements in fuel efficiency, performance and environmental benchmarking, including efforts to bring forward low sulphur/carbon sustainable fuel technology and supply to the market. Judges will consider entrants’ plans and activities that have influenced suppliers, clients or other third parties to embrace innovations in marine fuel efficiency, performance and emissions. This award is open to any company or organisation in the marine fuel supply chain or initiating a marine fuel-related solution.

Best Technology for Cleaner Emissions


This award will be given to the individual, company or organisation that has demonstrated a practical advancement in technology in the current year to achieve cleaner emissions. This award, recognising innovation, is open but not restricted to any business, classification society, technology provider, marine engineer or owner/ operator. Judges will expect entries to include quantified evidence of the technology improving emissions quality in the Americas. 

Company of the Year


Judges will look for the most dynamic success story or development by a business operating primarily in the maritime sector. Judges will look, beyond just scale, for the company that best innovated and adapted in the past 12 months’ rapidly changing market conditions and returned profit. Judges will require unique stories that demonstrate advancements in strategy, profitability, efficiency and CSR and will need to be convinced the winner has succeeded above all others.

Cruise Safety Innovation Award


This award recognises the importance of the cruise industry in and to the Americas. It will be given to the company, individual or organisation that judges decide has made the most significant contribution to improving safety in cruise shipping over the past year through policy, practice, product or technology initiated, in service and delivered in the eligible year. Judges will look for demonstrated examples of safety innovation, R&D investment in safety and metrics on year/year reductions in accident and casualty rates.

Cyber Security Innovation Award


This award will recognise the most outstanding contribution by an individual, company or organisation to improving the robustness, accessibility and cost effectiveness in cyber security across the maritime industry. Judges will select the best initiative and/or technology that demonstrates protection of systems, staff, crew, customers, cargo and vessels in the Americas.

Deal of the Year

Deal of the Year

This award, celebrating best in class, will go to the individual financier, practitioner or entity with an established presence in the Americas, primarily responsible for what judges deem the best deal in the maritime industry over the past 12 months. Judges will looking for exemplary expertise and commitment to the shipping industry as well as clear examples of innovation in playing the pivotal role in what judges regard as notable cases including, but not limited to, restructuring, consolidation, M&A, structured credit, structured equity financing or general corporate purposes. The winner will impress the judges with the deal’s size, timeliness and winning strategy.

Environment Award


This award honours the institution, company or individual that has done the most to reduce the pollution of the marine environment in the Americas from maritime sources. The contribution could include, but is not restricted to, ship design and operation, port operations, company-wide environmental policy, or successful policy effort on the part of a public official with maritime responsibility. The category is open to all players in the maritime industry that can demonstrate an outstanding contribution to reducing marine pollution. Judges will be looking for tangible metrics by which success can be measured.

i-law Maritime Law Award

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 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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

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 and the judging panel itself.

Lloyd’s List Intelligence Data Innovation Award

Digital Innovation

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, the internet of things and data security.

Port Infrastructure Development of the Year


This award recognises the company, terminal operator, port operator or port authority that has completed an outstanding port infrastructure investment that drives economic and social change in the Americas, at the same time as improving environmental surroundings. The infrastructure must have been completed either in whole or in planned completion phase, strictly within the dates of the awards’ terms and conditions. Judges will look for proven examples of innovation, efficiency, and profitability of the infrastructure investment, with attention to those projects that improve the living standards of local populations through access to better employment opportunities, business opportunities and trade. 

Port Operator of the Year

Port Operator of the Year Award

This award recognises the company, port authority or terminal that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service in the Americas. The winner must demonstrate exceptional innovation, improved efficiency, profitability or successful investment in port operations. Judges will look beyond just scale, requiring evidence of a sustained commitment to customer service, cost and operational efficiency as well as an outstanding safety and environmental record, irrespective of the operator’s size.

Safety Training Initiative

Training Award

This award goes to a shipowner, operator, manager, company or institution that can demonstrate an outstanding commitment to improving safety training for employees ashore or at sea, within the Americas’ maritime industry. Judges will be looking for examples of investment in new facilities, courses and roles, innovative training solutions and a sustained and effective approach to developing quality staff. The winner will need to demonstrate why they stand out above all others this year and provide metrics to show year/year improvements in both safety and accident rates and workforce retention

Ship Operator/Charterer of the Year

Ship Operator of the Year Award

This award recognises exceptional performance in ship and chartering operations and is open to charterers, shipowners, operators and shipmanagers across all sectors. Judges will be looking for solid examples of achievement that demonstrate excellence in the operation and/or chartering of ships in the Americas over the past year and put the winner beyond best practice. Judges’ consideration will be given, but not limited, to examples of business development, safety, efficiency, reliability, profitability and CSR.

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