The best of maritime ambition, achievement and innovation


The winners of the 2017 Seatrade Awards were announced at the prestigious awards ceremony in front of a powerful network of maritime industry professionals. Companies from all over the world showed their strength after a rigorous shortlist process.

Safety at Sea Award - sponsored by Lloyd's Register
 

Winner

Reflex Marine Ltd 

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The transfer of personnel is essential for many operations in the maritime environment. Reflex Marine’s design objectives for the personnel carrier WAVE-4 focussed on reducing the identified risks. It adopted methodologies like those used to evaluate the safety performance of motor vehicles and assess the risk of injury. Vessel motion, crane speeds, sea states and the impact on the human body were among the criteria assessed. Reflex Marine developed a rigorous testing and verification program to confirm that these objectives had been met. With the combination of a carefully engineered carrier and comprehensive operational guidance it is anticipated WAVE-4 will ensure effective, safe transfers.

Collected by Mrs Sandra Antonovic, Chief Operating Officer, Reflex Marine Ltd

Presented by Gwynn Lewis, Head of Data, Digital and Software, Lloyd’s Register and Grant Elrick, Global Sales Director, Seatrade

 

Finalists 

Collbaix Canarias, S.L.
Coltraco Ultrasonics
Dynaweb
Inmarsat
Martek Marine
Tasneef Maritime

 

Clean Shipping Award - sponsored by UK Ship Register
 


Winner

ClassNK

Collected by Mr Mitsuhiko Kidogawa, Regional Manager, Europe and Africa, ClassNK

Presented by Doug Barrow, Director, UK Ship Register and Grant Elrick, Global Sales Director, Seatrade

 

Finalists

GAC EnvironHull Limited
LPP Combustion, LLC
MeteoGroup
Rivertrace Limited
Subsea Industries 



Investment in People Award - sponsored by Inmarsat
 

Winner

American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. and IDESS Interactive Technologies

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The American Club sees managing crew competence as key to safety, security and environmental protection. Although training is essential for developing competence, knowledge and skills are often lost relatively soon after the training event, unless they are applied. To address this, the Club, together with IDESS IT developed an online Learning Management System that not only transfers knowledge but also monitors retention through periodic assessment. The output from the assessment of each candidate is analyzed. Any gaps identified are closed by links to relevant learning resources, thereby reinforcing retention systematically, supporting continual personal improvement, and maintaining crew competence.

Collected by Dr William Moore, Senior Vice President, Shipowners Claims Bureau and Manager, American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association and Captain Robert Rayner, President, IDESS Interactive Technologies

Presented by Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Market Strategy, Inmarsat and Grant Elrick, Global Sales Director, Seatrade

 

Finalists

Drydocks World Dubai
Malaysian Maritime Academy (MMA) Sdn Bhd
Manzanillo International Terminal - Panama, S.A.
Martek Marine
Merchant Navy Training Board 'Careers at Sea Ambassadors'
Port Tampa Bay

 

Digital Technology Award - sponsored by China Classification Society
 

Winner

Inmarsat

Collected by Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Market Strategy, Inmarsat

Presented by Mr Zhang Hui, Director, European Regional Centre, China Classification Society and Vanessa Stephens, Global Events Director and  Managing Director Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent, Seatrade

 

Finalists

ABB
AkzoNobel
Bahri
Nakilat
NAPA
Stena Bulk
XVELA

 

Cyber Security Award - sponsored by DP World
 

Winner

ASPIDA

Collected by Panos G. Moraitis, CEO, ASPIDA

Presented by Dirk Van den Bosch, Regional Commercial Director, Europe and Russia, DP World and Vanessa Stephens, Global Events Director and  Managing Director Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent, Seatrade

 

Finalists

ABS
BIMCO
DNV GL
NCC Group
Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited

 

Fuel Efficiency Award
   

Winner

STX France and Royal Caribbean

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The world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas (2016), is the most energy efficient passenger ship built to date. A team effort between STX France and Royal Caribbean International, she combines innovative ship design with technological advancements, making her more than 20%* more efficient than her older sister, Allure of the Seas (2010). Comprised of 89 energy efficiency initiatives, it was not one major improvement that drove the incredible fuel savings, but rather the holistic approach which evaluated and addressed every function on board: propulsion, hull design, power generation, energy recovery, machinery, hotel and HVAC. *daily fuel consumption/passenger


Collected by Mr Arnaud Jacques, Energy Efficiency Manager Harmony Class, STX France and Mr Simon Zielonka, Director, RCCL Marine Operation, UK Operations

Presented by Mary Bond, Managing Director, Publishing and Content, Seatrade and Vanessa Stephens, Global Events Director and  Managing Director Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent, Seatrade

 

Finalists

ABB
APL
DNV GL
Eniram
NRG Marine Ltd

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Award
   

Winner

Pacific Basin

 


Collected by Mr Morten Ingebrigsten, Director, Asset Management, Pacific Basin

Presented by Tom Boardley, Chairman, The Mission to Seafarers and Commodore Barry Bryant, Director General, Seafarers UK and Andrew Williams, General Manager, Seatrade

 

Finalists

Aries Group of Companies
ASPIDA

 

Deal of the Year
   

Winner

PAO Sovcomflot

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The Eurobond issue refinanced Sovcomflot’s debut Eurobond issue of 2010, maturing in 2017. Its significant size for an unsecured bond issue by a shipping company was remarkable, especially at a time when many investors were reducing their shipping industry exposure. Significantly, over 60 per cent of the investors were from international rather than Russian institutions. The Eurobonds were significantly oversubscribed, with the final yield being cut from an estimated 5.75 per cent to a very competitive 5.375 per cent.  The issue was timed to take advantage of a brief window of opportunity within the global financial markets at the time.


Collected by Mr Nikolay Kolesnikov, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sovcomflot and Mr Alexander Verbo, Director, Finance Department and Group Treasury, PAO Sovcomflot

Presented by Andrew Williams, General Manager, Seatrade

 

Finalists

Pacific Basin
PAO Sovcomflot
Standard Chartered Bank
Topaz Energy and Marine
Tristar Transport LLC
Wärtsilä

 

Global Performer 2017 - sponsored by DNV GL
   

Winner

A.P Moller-Maersk

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Accepted on behalf of A.P. Moller-Maersk by Angus Frew, Secretary-General and CEO, BIMCO

Presented by Mr Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV GL, Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade and Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, UBM Asia

 

Young Person of the Year 2017
   

Winner

Christian and Nikolaus Oldendorff, Owners, Reederei Nord

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Presented by Professor Costas Th. Grammenos CBE, Chairman, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade & Finance, Cass Business School and Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade

 

Personality of the Year 2017
 

Winner

Paddy Rodgers, CEO, Euronav

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Presented by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO), Chris Hayman, Chaiman, Seatrade and Simon Parker, Managing Director, UBM EMEA UK

 

Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 - sponsored by ABS
 

Winner

George J. Procopiou, Founder of Sea Traders S.A., Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd and Dynasgas Ltd.

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Presented by Dr Kirsi Tikka, Vice President, Global Marine, ABS, Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO and Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade

2017 Sponsors

abs Bureau Veritas china classification society DP World logo2 inmarsat lloyds register