The 15th edition of the prestigious ShipTek International Conference & Awards 2022 concluded successfully from March 7th – 8th 2022, at the Constellation Ballroom, The Address Marina Hotel, Dubai. Organized by Biz Events Management in association with Aries Group, the event brought together the key decision-makers and high-level policymakers within the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector under a single umbrella.
H.E Eng. Hessa Ahmed Hamdan Almalek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport Affairs, The UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure and H.E Eng. Essam M Alammari, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the International Maritime Organization, graced the event and delivered the “Keynote Address”.
The Maritime Industry is on the quest for sustainability while driving growth and profitability. It is critical to the industry as it transits to clean fuels to utilize the solutions in the market to make an immediate environmental and financial impact today. These factors can potentially shape the future of the Shipping Industry tomorrow.
From decarbonization to digitalization, ShipTek 2022 focused on the industry’s pressing issues and emerging trends. The event witnessed interesting and engaging panel discussions where experts discussed how the shipping industry gears up to face the decarbonization challenge and the “GO GREEN” initiative. Experts reflected on the efforts taken by the shipping industry to fulfill its commitment towards the environment, ensuring the sustainability of the sector in the future. The conference contemplated how decarbonization facilitates greater opportunities while retaining the industry’s commitment to nature. It also noted the resilience and leadership exhibited by women in the sector amidst the pandemic and how it can further the growth and sustainability of the industry. Discussions on the role of women in maritime took the spotlight as experts in the sector elaborated on the resilience and leadership adopted amidst the global pandemic, weighing in on the part of women in the same.
The much-anticipated International ShipTek International Awards 2022 were bestowed on industrial veterans who contributed significantly to the industry and demonstrated innovation, vision, and leadership in their endeavours. The Awards was presented by H.E Eng. Essam M Alammari, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the International Maritime Organization & SIR Sohan Roy, President, International Maritime Club, Founder Chairman & CEO, Aries Group.
Prof. Mustafa A. Massad, President, Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies (JAMS), and H.E Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman-Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI emirates), Chairman & Group CEO KBI UAE, were endowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award – Academics and the Lifetime Achievement Award – Maritime Affairs respectively.
ShipTek Individual Excellence Awards were bestowed upon the promising professionals in this sector. The winners included Capt. AbdulKareem Al Masabi, CEO, ADNOC L&S (ShipTek Maritime Personality of the Year); Dr. Anil Sharma Founder & CEO, GMS (CEO of the Year); Effat Mostafa, Executive Director, Tactics Management & Managing Director, Marasi News (Rising Star Individual-Female); Ramee Rashid, Owner & Director Seamaster Maritime (Rising Star Individual-Male).
ShipTek Organizational Excellence Awards were presented to various renowned Shipping organizations. The winners included Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (Tanker Operator of the Year); BAHRI (Best Employer of the Year); ADNOC L&S (Shipping Company of the Year); ALBWARDY DAMEN (Best New Building Yard); Tomini Shipping (Ship Operator of the Year); The UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure (Regulatory Initiative in Maritime Sustainability & Innovation); Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies (Best Maritime Education & Training Institution); BUREAU VERITAS (Classification Society of the Year); WINGD (Best Project Innovation); STAG MARINE (Rising Star -Organization); ASYAD DRYDOCK (Ship Repair Yard of the Year); Synergy Marine Group (Deal of the Year); ABS (Best Service Provider -Offshore); V. Ships (Ship Manager Of the Year); INCHCAPE SHIPPING SERVICES (Ship Agency of the Year) FICHTE & CO. (Law Firm of the Year); BAHRI (Green Shipping Award); DRYDOCKS WORLD (Excellence in HSE Activities); Port of Fujairah (Port of the Year); Doosan Babock (EPC Contractor of the Year); Red Sea Gateway Terminal (Best Terminal Operator of the Year)
The event sponsors by ADNOC L&S & NGI (Gold Sponsors) ; JAMS -Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies, LUKOIL OIL COMPANY & The Hawks Pvt Ltd. (Silver Sponsors); BUREAU VERITAS, ABS (Bronze sponsors), BAHRI (Badge &Lanyard Sponsor), WINGD Registration Area Sponsor; ASYAD Drydock (Lunch and Coffee sponsor); StormGeo, Stag marine, Tomini shipping (Conference session sponsors) ; ClassNk, Albwardy Damen, Heritage Group, FOSRAMS, SSI, Saifee, Fichte&Co, AI Nashwan, Dolphin Ship Management &Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, India (Associate sponsors) ;
Media partners: Strategic Media Partner – Marasi News, Robban Assafina Magazine, Trade maker, CIO INSIGHTS, COAL SPOT.com, EXPO ROOMS, Petro finder, Sailor Today, World oils, Financial Nigeria, Green Journal, GREENMATCH, OASIS, Refiner Link, Hellenic Shipping News, UFO, Project Cargo Network, Cargo Connections, Bunkerspot.
Supporting partners: YoungShip UAE, DCMMI, FONASBA, DSAA, International Freight Network, The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), Specialist Freight Network, World Freight Network, Conqueror Freight Network, Globalia logistics network, the cooperative logistics network