Top industry personalities amongst winners at annual Seatrade Awards ceremony

Awards, Company Profiles, Events, HR, News, People and Places, Person Profiles — By on May 8, 2016 at 9:29 PM
The Winners of the 2016 Seatrade Awards

The Winners of the 2016 Seatrade Awards

Eminent figures from across the shipping industry gathered in London’s Guildhall last  Friday night to honour the achievements of the past year and the distinguished careers of winners at the 28th Seatrade Awards.

The prestigious evening, attended by more than 300 of the industry’s leading personalities, was hosted by Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review, Bob Jaques, in the presence of the guest of honour, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim.

Among those collecting awards were key industry names that included:

  • Philippe Louis-Dreyfus OBE, Chairman, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs received the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award;
  • Jorge L. Quijano, CEO, Panama Canal Authority who received the Seatrade Personality Award;
  • Stavroula Betsakou, received the Seatrade Young Person in Shipping Award;
  • Philip Pascoe accepted the Seatrade Award for Countering Piracy on behalf of the Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea whilst Special Commendation was given to Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) and accepted by Jamal Al Ali;
  • Andrew Baldwin, Head of CARE and Customer Change, Carnival UK, accepted the Seatrade Global Performer Award on behalf of Carnival Corporation and plc
  • Peter Hinchliffe OBE accepted the IMO Themed Award 2016 “Shipping: indispensable to the world” award.

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim commented: “Each year shipping faces an ocean of challenges. Some planned and some unpredictable. It is our task, together, to navigate these with all the skill, dedication and cooperation that we can muster. This is why it is so encouraging to have these Seatrade Awards as a vital reminder of shipping’s ability to tap into rich currents of innovation and excellence, because by recognising and celebrating those who have demonstrated a clear ability to make improvements in key areas such as safety at sea and clean shipping, others may be encouraged to strive for similar achievements.”

Quijano accepted the Seatrade Personality Award as recognition not of himself but of the 10, 000 staff of the Panama Canal Authority, the 40, 000 people who had worked on the expansion project over the last nine years, and finally ‘”the Panamanian people” where an overwhelming 77% majority had backed the project in a national referendum. ‘This is a gift to them, ” he said.

The awards, in time old tradition, remain a secret until the night and are unveiled to great fanfare and celebration.

All the Seatrade Awards 2016 winners:

1.Safety at Sea

Sponsor: Lloyd’s Register

Announcer: Tom Boardley, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate and External Affairs, Lloyd’s Register

Recipient: IMABARI SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD

Kazuyuki Higaki, Executive Senior Managing Director

2.Clean Shipping

Sponsor: RINA

Announcer: Michele Francioni, CEO, RINA Services SpA

Recipient: GAC EnvironHull Limited

Simon Doran, Managing Director

3.Innovation In Ship Operations

Presented by: Seatrade Cruise Review

Announcer: Mary Bond, Managing Director of Publishing, Seatrade

Recipient: ExxonMobil

Nathalie Freeman, Global Marketing Project Advisor

4.Investment in People

Sponsor:DNV GL

Announcer:Martin Crawford-Brunt, Regional Business Development Manager, DNV GL

Recipient: Marine Society

Carla Rockson, Head of Seafarer Education

5.Corporate Social Responsibility

Presented by:Seatrade Maritime News

Announcer:Vanessa Stephens, Global Events Director, Seatrade

Recipient: Drydocks World Dubai LLC

Mohammad Abdulrazaq Alawadhi, Director – HSSEQ & Business Excellence

6.Deal of the Year

Announcer:Fergus Bird, Global Sales Director, Seatrade

Recipient: Topaz Energy and Marine

Geoff Taylor, Chief Operating Officer

7.Seatrade Young Person in Shipping

Presented by: Seatrade Cruise News

Announcer: Mary Bond, Managing Director of Publishing, Seatrade

Winner: Stavroula Betsakou

8.Seatrade Award for Countering Piracy

Sponsor:DP World

Announcer:Dirk van den Bosch, Commercial Director, Europe and Russia, DP World

Special Commendation: Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

Accepted by: Jamal Al Ali

Winner: Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea

Accepted by: Philip Pascoe, Project Lead

9.IMO Themed Award 2016: “Shipping: indispensable to the world”

Presented by: Seatrade Maritime Review

Announcer: Fergus Bird, Global Sales Director, Seatrade

Winner: Peter Hinchliffe OBE

10.Seatrade Global Performer Award

Presented by: Vanessa Stephens, Global Events Director, Seatrade

Winner: Carnival Corporation and plc

Accepted by: Andrew Baldwin, Head of CARE and Customer Change, Carnival UK

11.Seatrade Special Contribution Award

Presented by: Andrew Williams, General Manager, Seatrade

Winner: China Classification Society

Accepted by: Zhang Hui, Director, Europe Regional Center

12.Seatrade Personality

Sponsor: ClassNK

Announcer: M Abdul Rahim, Regional Manager, ClassNK

Winner: Jorge L. Quijano, CEO, Panama Canal Authority

13.Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsor: ABS

Announcer: Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President, Global Marine, ABS

Winner: Philippe Louis-Dreyfus OBE, Chairman, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs

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Source: Seatrade

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