The complete list of finalists for the eighth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, to be held on Monday 22nd November at the World Trade Centre, Dubai, has been announced. More than 800 senior executives from the worlds of shipping, ports, shipbuilding and repair and other maritime sectors are expected to attend the event in person, along with influential figures from governmental agencies and international industry bodies, to witness the presentation of these prestigious awards.
A top class panel of judges, drawn from across the industry, all with a distinguished track record of success, has over the past few weeks been reviewing and ranking nominations for a total of 20 different categories, the winners of which will be announced on the night in line with the panel’s decision. The Editor of The Maritime Standard, Clive Woodbridge, says, “We were overwhelmed this year by the volume of entries, with some categories attracting a record number of nominees. The quality was also exceptionally high, making it difficult for the judges to finalise a shortlist for each category. After some tough discussions, decisions have been reached and those who are finalists for each category of the Awards can be justifiably proud of their achievement.”
The categories judged by the panel are: Safety and Security; Environmental Protection; Green Shipping; Technology & Innovation; Corporate Social Responsibility; Maritime Education and Training; Green Shipping; Transportation & Logistics and Exemplary response to Covid 19. In addition, there are awards for Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility; Bulk Shipping Company; Marine Insurer; Ship Manager; Ship Agency; Tanker Operator; Shipowner and Operator; Classification Society; Terminal Operator; Shipping Company and Port of the Year. For a full list of this year’s finalists click here.