The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their fourth year. They will celebrate and reward the achievements of the best and brightest stars in the industry across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, from the shipping, ports and related maritime sectors, at a glamorous, high quality gala dinner in Dubai
The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2017 will take place at the Atlantis Ballroom, Atlantis, The Palm on 23rd October this year. This is the fourth year in succession that the Awards and gala dinner, now established as the leading event of its type in the region, returns to this impressive, iconic venue, aiming to set the bar higher still.
Trevor Pereira, managing director, says, “We have earned a deserved reputation for offering the very best in terms of the value and profile of the Awards and for the integrity of the judging process itself. But we cannot rest on our laurels. So this year we are planning to make the Awards even bigger, bolder and grander than ever before, to ensure we add real value to the industry in this part of the world.”
The glittering event recognises and rewards achievement at the highest level and will be attended by around 700 top maritime executives and decision-makers not only from across the region, but also worldwide. A total of 30 Awards will be presented on the night, including a new one for Superyacht and Passenger Shipbuilder of the Year, reflecting the growing influence of the region in this particular market segment. Of these 22 will be selected by an elite panel of judges, handpicked for their knowledge and experience, while 8 will be chosen by The Maritime Standard team to mark exceptional individual achievements.
Winning an award gives companies and individuals a chance to significantly raise their profile. As Sheikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, chairman of Bahrain shipyard, ASRY, who won The Maritime Standard Editor’s Choice of the Year Award in 2016, says “The high quality of the guests and the audience was truly impressive. I would like to congratulate TMS for the professional manner in which the event was organised, which made it both valuable and enjoyable.”
A host of leading companies from the region’s shipping and maritime related industries have already confirmed their attendance and sponsorship. Those organisations supporting the Maritime Standard Awards 2017 include: Abu Dhabi Ports, Bahri, DNV GL, DP World, Islamic P & I Club, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, Mercantile Marine Management, Oman Shipping Company and Safeen. Supporting Associations for the event include: UAE Shipping Association (UAESA); The Organisation of Islamic Shipowners Association (OISA); The Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI); Mission to Seafarers UAE; Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA), UAE Branch; Indian National Shipowner’s Association (INSA); Pakistan Ship’s Agents Association; Ceylon Association of Ship Agents; World Freight Network; Specialist Freight Network; The Cooperative Logistics Network; Conqueror Freight Network; Globalia Logistics Network.