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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:

Robbi Tamne
T: +44 (0)20 7017 4954
M: +44 (0)7876 342914

2018 sponsors



Lloyd's List Global Awards 2018 Launch Partner 

Qatar Ports Management Company – Mwani Qatar is a Qatari shareholding company established in 2009. Mwani Qatar manages seaports, quays, dry ports, container and other terminals, including cruise and passengers, and provides navigation assistance and pilotage, towage as well as Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in addition to loading/ unloading and handling and storage of cargoes in all forms. The company is closely involved in the development of seaports and related services to the highest internationally recognized standards of safety, security and quality.

The strategic goal of the company is to transform Qatari ports into the ports of choice for all port users, including main shipping lines through efficient operations and enhanced customer focus. Mwani Qatar endeavors to consolidate its leading position locally for a strong regional and international presence as a leading integrated port and logistics services provider.
The company owns and manages three main commercial ports in Qatar: Doha Port, Al-Ruwais Port and Hamad Port” which will become Qatar’s premier gateway and a regional hub in the Area and the World, fulfilling the Qatar National Vision 2030.

In addition, Mwani Qatar is partnering with Qatar Tourism Authority to develop and implement the cruise industry in Qatar. Further to the completion of the Final Phase of Hamad Port and the relocation of all commercial operations from Doha Port, the latter will be redeveloped into a fully-fledged cruise and leisure yacht terminal facility.


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.


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.

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For any questions relating specifically to the Lloyd's List Awards series, please contact Jo Kirkpatrick

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


Tel: +44 (0)20 7551 9175


Sponsoring the Lloyd’s List Global Awards guarantees you a place in the spotlight of a 281 year old institution and aligns your company with the prestigious Lloyd’s List brand. We have a range of sponsorship packages to suit the needs of your business.

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