Seahorse Club Journalism Awards attract record entries – and winners are announced

Clubs, Events, IT and Communications — By on December 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Nick Whitear and Liz McCarthy

This year’s Seahorse Club Awards  attracted 130 entries from more than 50 journalists in 12 countries around the  world.  The awards recognize  excellence in news and feature writing for journalists specialising in the  maritime, transport and supply chain industries.

Liz McCarthy of Lloyd’s List was  named Seahorse Club Journalist of the  Year, for a trilogy of articles on ship demolition and recycling. The judges  commended her clear understanding of the issues and impressive ability to track  down, analyse and present information concisely.  “An outstanding piece of  journalism.”

Runner-up for Seahorse Journalist of  the Year was Jonathan Saul who writes for Thomson Reuters.

Carly Fields with Caroline Creeve

International Editor of the Year was Carly Fields,   editor of Port Strategy, The Baltic and Shipping Network.

Mike King, based in Asia and writing for Air Cargo News, was named Air Cargo Journalist of the  Year.

Environmental  Journalistof the  Year is Wendy Laursen, a freelance based in Australia, with Craig Eason of  Lloyd’s List named runner-up.

 

 

Felicity Landon and Michael Zuchold

Felicity Landon was named Supply Chain Journalist of the Year for  an article in Port Strategy. Alex Lennane, writing for Airline Cargo Management,   was awarded runner-upNews Journalist of the Year was Janet Porter of  Lloyd’s List, and runner-up was Greg Miller, Fairplay’s editor based in the United  States.

Susan Parker of Passenger Ship  Technology won Feature Journalist,   with a joint entry by Michelle Wiese Bockmann & Edward Robinson of Bloomberg  News named runner-up.

 

 

Simon Hall and Janet Porter

Seahorse Club Chairman Peter Owen  also announced the winners of the club’s two special awards, named in memory of  two former Seahorse stalwarts.

Craig Eson and Ray Fenyoe

Sarah Lockie, Senior Vice President  Corporate Communications, DP World, was awarded the John Rose Personality of the Year  Award.

Rebecca Moore and Michael Storgaard

The John Richman Lifetime Achievement Award  was awarded to journalist and editor Ian Martin-Jones.

The awards were presented at the  Seahorse Club’s annual Christmas Party, this year on December 11th in central London, held in  association with Associated British Ports. Event sponsorship was also provided  by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and International Transport Journal.  Individual awards were sponsored by: DP  World, Geodis Wilson, Maersk Line, Port of  Singapore(PSA International), UK  P&I Club and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.

Alex lennane and Michael Zuchold

A raffle on the evening raised £500  for Transaid, a charity which aims  to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods across the developing world through  creating better transport.

Michelle Wiese Bockmann, Michael Storgaard, Edward Robinson

The Seahorse Club is a networking  group for public relations, marketing, advertising and journalism professionals  within the freight, passenger, shipping and logistics  sectors.

www.seahorseclub.co.uk

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