Excellence in Regional Shipping to be celebrated at The Maritime Standard Awards


Industry-backed gala awards announces its call for entries to recognise the best of the best from the Middle East and Indian subcontinent’s shipping and maritime industry

31 May 2015, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2015 is the highlight of the year for the region’s shipping and maritime industries where key decision makers from across the Middle East and Indian subcontinent come together.  The high-profile annual Awards gala dinner will recognise the achievements of the industry’s most outstanding performers and reward their successes.

To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, the 2015 TMS Awards will be held on Monday, 9 November once again at the Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.  A total of 24 awards will be presented with over 800 of the industry’s elites expected to attend.  TMS managing director, Trevor Pereira, says, “The event aims to acknowledge and celebrate some of the most influential companies and individuals in the shipping and maritime sectors within the region.  Apart from the established list of awards successfully presented last year, there will be two new categories for Ship Manager of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year.”

A host of leading companies from the region’s shipping and maritime and related industries have already confirmed their attendance, with the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime granting endorsement to the event.  The event has received tremendous support from industry giants including Abu Dhabi Ports, ADNATCO & NGSCO, ADP Marine Services, Clarkson’s Platou, DP World, DNV GL, Dubai Trading Agency (DTA), Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC, Islamic P&I Club, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), Mercmarine Group of Companies, Milaha, Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (NKOM), Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C, Samsara Group, Sical Logistics, Sohar Ports and Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef).  The awards also has the support of regional trade associations from The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), UAE Shipping Association (UAESA), Dubai Shipping Agents Association (DSAA), Organisation of the Islamic Shipowners Association (OISA) and Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI).

Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al Ahmad Al-Sabah, chief executive of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) says, “The 2014 Awards were really like a ‘who’s who’ of the region’s ports and shipping industry. It provided a great opportunity for networking as well as celebration, and I am greatly looking forward to attending this year’s event.”

Entries for the Awards are now open and will run until 13 August.  Information about how companies can nominate can be accessed through the TMS Awards website, on www.tmsawards.com

About The Maritime Standard

A subsidiary of Flagship Events, The Maritime Standard (TMS) publishes an innovative e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and includes up-to-date news and analysis from the shipping and ports industries and related sectors. Topics that are covered include tanker, container, dry and liquid bulk, ro-ro, and cruise shipping; terminal operations; port development; classification; ship repair and conversion; shipbuilding; ship agency; finance and insurance; maritime law; and transportation & logistics.  TMS is edited by Clive Woodbridge, a journalist who has been writing about the maritime sector in the Middle East for over 20 years.

Another division of parent Flagship Events, TMS Events focuses specifically on the requirements of the shipping and maritime sector. The company organises a series of industry-leading events across the Middle East, including conferences and exhibitions. It also organises events for third parties in the shipping and ports business, and has for example recently been responsible for running the BIMCO 2014 AGM and Awards in Dubai, the Islamic P&I 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner and the DNV GL 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner in Dubai. It’s not-to-be-missed in-house TMS Awards offers the industry a fabulous showcase, to highlight its many achievements. The first annual event, on November 6th 2014, was held at Dubai’s prestigious Atlantis hotel on the Palm. As well as 16 general awards categories, there were 7 individual special achievement awards recognizing the contributions made by high profile industry leaders and innovators. The 2nd Annual Maritime Standard Awards will be held on Monday 9th November 2015 once again at the iconic Atlantis, The Palm.

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