This award goes to a company for outstanding commitment in training its employees ashore or at sea or a company or institution that can demonstrate a contribution towards improving training standards in APAC’s maritime community.
Judges will consider, among other things, examples of investment in new facilities and courses, innovative training solutions and a sustained and effective approach to developing quality staff in the maritime sector. The winner will need to demonstrate why they stand out above all others this year and have set the benchmark for the rest of the industry to aim for.
Sponsored by Jurong Port
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.
Judges will welcome nominations from individuals or shipping companies putting forward any member of the crew, from ratings to masters whom they believe have exemplified the unique characteristics of seafarers.
The award will be given to the logistics or shipping company that has best worked with shippers not only to provide ocean transportation but a total logistics package with a full end-to-end supply chain management solution across both sea and land within APAC and destinations outside the region. Entrants should demonstrate their particular application of expertise to the Asia-Pacific region and how services have benefitted local customers in the region.
Sponsored by PSA
This award recognises the company or port authority that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service throughout the year. This award is open to individual port or terminal operators as well as larger group operations.
Our judges look at quality and performance improvement, not scale. Consideration will be given to tangible examples of innovation, improved efficiency, profitability or successful investment in port operations over the year. Judges will also be looking for evidence of a sustained commitment to customer service, cost and operational efficiency as well as an outstanding safety and environmental record.
Sponsored by China Merchants Energy Shipping
The winner of this award will be a company that has shone brightly throughout the year and can demonstrate first class financial and operational performance. 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.
Submissions may be from companies that have shown a unique and different approach to the sector, leadership in sustainability or business performance or have shown the strength to bring change in the industry.
Sponsored by Safe Lanes Consultants
The dry bulk market has had a volatile year. This award recognises the operator or owner that has demonstrated the best judgment and strength amidst the volatility. Judges will look for the business that stands out from the crowd. It may be a company that has remained strong, consolidated and/or demonstrated a unique resilience to market difficulties through best of class strategy.
The winning dry bulk operator will demonstrate in the entry that, during the previous year, it has maintained first class safety levels, best operational efficiency and consistent performance.
Sponsored by ClassNK
This environmental award honours the institution, company or individual within the region to have done the most to reduce pollution of the environment 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.
Judges will be looking for tangible metrics by which success can be measured.
This award celebrates the very best in the legal profession and will go to the individual lawyer or firm offering legal services 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.
This award recognises the best containership operator or owner in the industry that has demonstrated the best in bold successful performance in the last twelve months.
The award is open to owners and operators that can demonstrate industry leadership and excellence despite the market conditions.
Amongst other things the judging panel will be looking for insight into exceptional performance in operational matter such as safety, efficiency and reliability, but also examples that demonstrate leadership through business excellence, profitability and market.
Sponsored by Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services Pte Ltd
This award will go to a young, up–and–coming shipping industry leader who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry.
Judges are looking for someone brimming with fresh ideas, new priorities and genuine potential. We encourage entries from all sectors to enter – anyone directly contributing to the shipping industry.
Individual entries are welcome, but companies across the industry are encouraged to nominate their best and brightest, supported by examples of why their employee should win. Lloyd’s List’s editorial team will retain the right to nominate in addition to any entries submitted.
Sponsored by Hutchison Ports
This award recognises the achievements of the manager which has demonstrated the region’s best, ongoing commitment to the industry and has raised the standards of ship management in APAC.
Judges will weigh the effort and effectiveness of a range of performance in ensuring the welfare of crew, record of safety, environmental initiatives, support of training, a commitment to ensuring ship security, operational efficiency, innovation in cost control and a proven pattern of client satisfaction
Sponsored by Gulf Marine
This award recognises an innovative project or technology which has demonstrated or has verified potential to move shipping forward. Our panel will welcome entries that showcase new ideas, ship designs, equipment and services that have shown to be, or hold the promise of, offering shipping a distinct application for business improvement.
Whether in safety, environment or operational efficiency, the award is made to the technology solution that the judges believe demonstrates the innovation needed to move shipping forward.
This award recognises an individual that has, over the course of his or her career, contributed to the well-being of the industry in a profound way. The Lloyd’s List editorial panel welcomes submissions on behalf of candidates for this award; however nominations will also be put forward by the Lloyd’s List editorial team and the panel of judges.
Sponsored by Containerchain