Aristides Dalakas regional manager of East Mediterranean and Northern Black Sea for Event Sponsor ClassNK, opened the event with a few words to the international audience.
The Honourable Dr. Iain Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, addressed guests at the Welcome Reception sponsored by Malta Ship Registry.
The Minister of Shipping & Island Policy, Panagiotis Kouroumblis, greeted the audience with a brief Welcome Address.
Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis presenting the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards annual donation to ARGO, accepted by George Papastelianos.
Jiping Chen of China Classification Society made the Champagne Toast to the health of the Greek shipping industry.
Dry Cargo Company of the Year – Carras (Hellas) Tatiana Vourecas-Petalas accepting the Dry Cargo Company of the Year Award for Carras (Hellas) S.A. from Matthew More of sponsor Marichem Marigases.
Tanker Company of the Year – Maran Tankers
Paillette Palaiologou of sponsor Bureau Veritas presenting the Tanker Company of the Year Award to Dr. Maria Angelicoussis for Maran Tankers Management.
Passenger Line of the Year – Golden Star Ferries
Raffaele Palumbo of sponsor Palumbo Shipyards (centre) presenting the Passenger Line of the Year Award to George Stefanou and Dimitris Stefanou of Golden Star Ferries.
Shipbroker of the Year – Masters’ Shipping
Dennis Vernardakis of Masters’ Shipping (centre) accepting the Shipbroker of the Year Award from Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos and Panagiotis Tsakos Junior of sponsor The Tsakos Group.
Shipping Financier of the Year – Christina Margelou Despina Panayiotou-Theodosiou of sponsor Tototheo Maritime presenting the Shipping Financier of the Year Award to Christina Margelou of Eurobank.
Technical Achievement Award – NanoPhos Marine
Dr. Ioannis Arabatzis founder & managing director of NanoPhos Marine accepting the Technical Achievement Award from Ioannis Chiotopoulos of sponsor DNV GL.
Award for Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection – Panos Zachariadis Theodosis Stamatellos of sponsor Lloyd’s Register presenting the Award for Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection to Panos Zachariadis.
Piraeus International Centre Award – Naftika Chronika
Dr. Ilias Bissias of Naftika Chronika accepting the Piraeus International Centre Award from John Laderos of sponsor SRH Marine Group.
International Personality of the Year – Capt. Fu Chengqiu
Capt. Fu Chengqiu accepting the International Personality of the Year Award from Gerry Ventouris of sponsor Capital Ship Management Corporation.
Seafarer of the Year – Capt. Iakovos Daniil
George Tsavliris of sponsor Tsavliris Salvage Group presenting the Seafarer of the Year Award to Capt. Iakovos Daniil of “Hamburg”.
Award for Achievement in Education or Training– Maria Tsakos Training Centre
Capt. Michail Dimakareas of the Maria Tsakos Training Centre accepting the Award for Achievement in Education or Training from Jorge Barakat Pitty, Minister of Maritime Affairs, Panama Maritime Authority.
Ship of the Year – ‘Georgios Averof’ (Γεώργιος Αβέρωφ)
Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff, Vice Admiral Nikolaos Tsounis HN accepting the Ship of the Year Award for “Georgios Averof” from Taner Umac of sponsor RightShip.
Next Generation Shipping Award – Ioannis Martinos
Ioannis Martinos accepting the Next Generation Shipping Award from Theofilos Xenakoudis of sponsor IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry.
Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award – Aspida
Panos Moraitis of Aspida accepting the Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award from the Chief of Hellenic Defence General Staff, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis HN.
Lloyd’s List/Propeller Club Lifetime Achievement Award – Pavlos J. Ioannidis
Pavlos J. Ioannidis receiving the Lloyd’s List/Propeller Club Lifetime Achievement Award from Marios Demetriades, Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Republic of Cyprus.
Greek Shipping Newsmaker – John Michael Radziwill
Ian White of sponsor ExxonMobil presenting the Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year Award to Carlos Pena, accepting on behalf of John Michael Radziwill.
Greek Shipping Personality of the Year Evangelos M. Marinakis Konstantinos Vasiliou of sponsor Eurobank presenting the Greek Shipping Personality of the Year Award to Evangelos Marinakis.
Co-hosts for the 2017 Greek Shipping Awards were Andriana Paraskevopoulou and Nigel Lowry.
The 17 trophies awaiting the winners of the 2017 Greek Shipping Awards.
A group photo of all the 2017 Greek Shipping Awards winners.
The Greek Shipping Award trophy.
A record 1,200 guests attended this year’s event.