The event began with a Welcome Speech in Greek by Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of Event Sponsor, ClassNK
Minister of Shipping and the Aegean, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, greeted the audience with a welcome address
Guests enjoyed a pre-dinner Welcome Cocktail Reception sponsored by ABS was held in the Gallery of Winners and the main Atrium.
Accompanied by Hosts for the evening, Andriana Paraskevopoulou and Nigel Lowry, Zhou Haisheng of China Classification Society proposed a Champagne Toast to the health of Greek Shipping
Dry Cargo Company of the Year – Empros Lines George Makrymichalos accepting the Award for Empros Lines from Panos Moraitis, Chief Executive Officer of sponsor Aspida
Tanker Company of the Year – Dorian LPG Alexander Prokopakis of sponsor JetOil Bunkering presenting the Award to Marina Hajipateras and Dimitris Orfanos, of Dorian LPG
Passenger Line of the Year – Hellenic Seaways Antonis Apagitos of Hellenic Seaways accepting the Award from Evgenios Filippou of sponsor Capital Ship Management Corporation
Shipbroker of the Year – Allied Shipbroking Inc. Anil Sharma of sponsor GMS Inc. presenting the Award to Costis Tsalpatouros, Founder of Allied Shipbroking inc.
Shipping Financier of the Year – Export-Import Bank of China Zhou Haisheng of CCS accepting the Award on behalf of Export-Import Bank of China from Milena Pappas of sponsor Star Bulk Carriers Corporation
Technical Achievement Award – Poseidon Med Torsten Schramm (middle right) of sponsor DNV GL with Theodore Theodoropoulos, Jose Laranjeira Anselmo and Theodosis Stamatellos for Poseidon Med
Ship of the Year – ‘Ocean Rig Athena’ Gilles Bocabarteille of Ocean Rig (centre) and George Kourelis of TMS Cardiff Gas receiving the Award from Capt. Tim Kenney of sponsor RightShip
Piraeus International Centre Award – MARTECMA Vassilis Papageorgiou of sponsor the Tsakos Group presenting the Award to Stavros Hatzigrigoris and Dean Tseretopoulos of MARTECMA
International Personality of the Year – Lambros Varnavides Alexandros Tourkolias of sponsor National Bank of Greece presenting the Award to Lambros Varnavides
Seafarer of the Year – Capt. Nikolaos Douskos Capt. Douskos master of m/v “Patris” accepting the Award from Alexandra Andreadis Tsavliris of sponsor Tsavliris Salvage Group
Achievement in Education or Training – Hellenic Shipbrokers Association Dimitris Iliou and John Cotzias of the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association receiving the Award from Lambros Chahalis of sponsor Bureau Veritas
Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection – Hellenic Coast Guard Vice Admiral Athanasios Athanasopoulos Commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard accepting the Award from Richard Sadler of sponsor Lloyd’s Register
Lifetime Achievement Award – Nicky A. Pappadakis Nicky A. Pappadakis receiving the Lloyd’s List / Propeller Club Lifetime Achievement Award from Anthony Comninos of sponsor the Target Group
Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year – Evangelos M. Marinakis George Xiradakis of sponsor XRTC Business Consultants presenting the Greek Shipping Newsmaker Award to Evangelos M. Marinakis
Greek Shipping Personality of the Year – Petros Pappas Petros Pappas receiving the Greek Shipping Personality Award from Andy Georgiou of sponsor Royal Bank of Scotland
Woman of the Sea – Capt. Iakinthi Tzanakaki Capt. Tsanakaki accepting the special Woman of the Sea Award from chief of the Hellenic Navy, Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis.
10-Year Sponsorship Award Tsavliris Salvage Group Andreas, Nicholas and George Tsavliris were presented with the silver 10-year Sponsorship Award for Tsavliris Salvage Group by Richard Meade, editor of Lloyd’s List
Charity Donation Despina Papastelianou, president of children’s charity ARGO receiving the annual Greek Shipping Awards donation from special guest Professor Dimitri Nanopoulos.
Co-Hosts for the evening were Andriana Paraskevopoulou and Nigel Lowry
Over 1,100 members of the Greek and international shipping community attended the 11th Annual Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards