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Mwani Qatar
The American Club
Bureau Veritas
Class NK
CM Port
DP World

Make new connections, uncover new opportunities

As an award sponsor, you’ll be able to promote your brand to a highly-specialised and targeted audience.

Plus you can seize the networking and relationship-building opportunities our exciting awards events offer.

  • Reach a database of thousands through our email and social channels
  • Raise the profile of your solution and services with online and printed branding
  • Benefit from a year-round PR campaign.


We expect to welcome several hundred global shipping industry experts to the event later this year, and your brand could be facing them all. As well as your company gaining high exposure, you will also receive a complimentary table at the event, with wine and a delicious three-course meal for you and your guests. Sponsorship places are limited – so don’t delay!

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Natasha Dwyer
T: +44 (0)20 7551 9175


2018 sponsors



Lloyd's List Global Awards 2018 Launch Partner 

Mwani Qatar is responsible for Hamad Port and Al Ruwais Port whichare commercial ports, as well as the development of Doha Port into a cruise port. Hamad Port, the largest commercial port in the country is a long-term, physical manifestation of the Qatar National Vision 2030 focusing on the social, economic, environmental and human development of the nation.

The multi-billion dollar investment in the ports sector does not merely offer expanded capacities, but also brings a host of new, sector-specific capabilities in the maritime sector. As a vital support to the infrastructure preparations for the 2022 FIFA world cup and several national projects, Mwani Qatar under the guidance of the Ministry of Transport & Communications closely works with stakeholders and partners to increase cargo volumes both inbound and outbound and establish its entities preferred ports of call for all shipping lines.


Founded in New York in 1917, celebrating 100 years of service, the American Club is the only P&I mutual domiciled in the Americas. Part of the International Group, it offers full cover for Protection and Indemnity and Freight, Demurrage and Defense risks and has in recent years grown and globalized its tonnage. In addition to its headquarters in New York, the Club’s Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., have operations in Houston, London, Piraeus, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Winner of the 2017 Sea Transport Award for Best Global Marine Insurance Services Provider, with dedicated specialized staff, available 24 hours a day, including qualified lawyers, licensed mariners and maritime experts, the Club is proud of the ability to communicate in 11 languages, boasts an active safety and loss prevention program with proven track record and has the know-how and capability to accommodate the needs of members both large and small.




The Bureau Veritas Group is the largest classification and certification society worldwide, with over 74,000 employees and more than 400,000 customers in many different industries across the world.

Bureau Veritas is a service company specializing in QHSE SA management (quality, health & safety, environment and social accountability) and has been listed on the Paris stock exchange since October 24th 2007.

In the maritime field, as of end of April 2018, its missions consist of:

. Classification of ships and offshore units: 11,284 are classed on its register totalling 118.4 GRT
. Certification and issuance of statutory certificates on behalf of more than 130 Government and Flag authorities;
. Technical assistance and advisory services;
. Training services in the marine, technical and regulatory field.

Bureau Veritas has a consistent network of over 2,600 highly qualified marine surveyors, naval architects and engineers specialised in the implementation of safety, security, protection of environment rules and standards, operating in 180 survey stations and located in 90 countries.

Bureau Veritas develops R&D programmes and technical studies with a high level of expertise in safety and quality in order to facilitate decision-making processes and the optimisation of costs.


With a history spanning three centuries and a register boasting 20% of the world’s merchant fleet including the world’s largest shares of bulk carriers and chemical carriers, ClassNK has long been recognized as the global leader in ship classification. An independent, non-profit society, ClassNK’s diverse services include the survey and classification of ships and marine structures, management system certification, and award-winning training programs.

As the infrastructure of the industry, ClassNK also supports the advancement of the maritime industry through its Joint R&D for Industry Program. Since the Program’s inception in 2009, ClassNK has joined forces with government, industry, and leading academic bodies both in Japan and abroad and contributed to over 200 various R&D projects.

ClassNK’s consistently high quality classification services have seen its register swell to over 230 million gross tons as it endeavors to ensure the safety of life and property at sea whilst protecting the marine environment.


China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort), previously China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited, was the first mainland red chip enterprise listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is the largest container port operator in China, with investments in Mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas covering 28 ports in 15 countries and regions in total.

CMPort’s strategic vision is “To be a world’s leading comprehensive port service provider”, it has been embracing the business model of "Port-Zone-City" led by China Merchants Group (CMPort’s conglomerate parent company) to pioneer in the development of regional seaport hubs under China’s national One Belt One Road initiative.

Container throughput handled in 2016 was 95.77 million TEUs (2015: 83.66 million TEUs) at 14.5% growth. Throughput of the first four months of 2017 shown a 9.1% increase at 32.36 million TEUs (2015: 29.65 million TEUs). 


DNV_GL_logoDriven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With our origins stretching back to 1864, our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DP World has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents, including new developments under way in India, Africa, Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three-quarters of its revenue. In 2012, DP World handled more than 56 million TEU. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, capacity is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

DP World has a dedicated, experienced and professional team of 28,000 people serving its customers around the world, and the company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.


sovcomflotSovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading energy shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The company’s fleet includes 147 vessels, of which 80 are ice class, with a total deadweight of 12.7 million tonnes. Sovcomflot services large oil and gas projects in Russia and around the world. The company is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.


wartsilaWärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7551 9175


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