The Honourable Dr. Iain Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, addressed guests at the Welcome Reception sponsored by Malta Ship Registry.
Seiichi Gyobu, Corporate Officer, Regional Manager of Eastern Mediterranean Sea and Northern Black Sea for Event Sponsor ClassNK opened the event with a few words to the international audience.
Janet Wood, commercial representative for Lloyd’s List Greece & Cyprus presented a silver trophy to ClassNK to commemorate 10 years of Event Sponsorship.
Alternate Minister of Shipping & Island Policy, Nektarios Santorinios, greeted the audience with a brief Welcome Address.
Alternate Minister Nektarios Santorinios (right) presenting the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards annual donation to ARGO to Despina Papastelianou.
Jiping Chen of China Classification Society (centre) made the Champagne Toast to the health of the Greek shipping industry, joined by event hosts Andriana Paraskevopoulou and Nigel Lowry.
Nicolas D. Pateras (right) accepting the Dry Cargo Company of the Year Award for Contships Management Inc. from Matthew More of sponsor Marichem Marigases.
Paillette Palaiologou of sponsor Bureau Veritas presenting the Tanker Company of the Year Award to Stamatis Bourboulis of Euronav Ship Management Hellas.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis of sponsor Five Oceans Salvage presenting the Passenger Line of the Year Award to Marios Iliopoulos (centre) of Seajets.
Savvas Athanasiadis of Clarksons Platou Hellas accepting the Shipbroker of the Year Award from Harry Hajimichael of sponsor The Tsakos Group.
Despina Panayiotou-Theodosiou of sponsor Tototheo Maritime presenting the Shipping Financier of the Year Award to Yiannis Karamanolis of BNP Paribas.
Kostas Fanouriadis of Farad S.A. accepting the Technical Achievement Award from Ioannis Chiotopoulos of sponsor DNV GL.
Alistair Marsh of sponsor Lloyd’s Register presenting the Award for Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection to Dr. George A. Gratsos.
Christopher J. Wiernicki accepting the International Personality of the Year Award from Gerry Ventouris of sponsor Capital Ship Management Corporation.
John Laderos of sponsor SRH Marine Group presenting the Piraeus International Centre Award for The Propeller Club, port of Piraeus to George Xiradakis (centre) and US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.
Dr. Loukas Barmparis of sponsor Safe Bulkers, Inc. presenting the Seafarer of the Year Award to Capt. Efstratios Kavros of “Eleftherios Venizelos”.
Margareth Mosquera (centre) of Panama Maritime Authority presenting the Award for Achievement in Education or Training to Capt. Thanassis Karapoulios, Panagiotis N. Tsakos junior and Ms. Venetia Kallipolitou for Tsakos Enhanced Education Nautical School.
Martin Crawford-Brunt of sponsor RightShip presenting the Ship of the Year Award for m/v “Afros” to Marianthe Patrona of Blue Planet Shipping.
Vassilios Kroustallis of sponsor ABS presenting the Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award to Ioannis Martinos for Signal Ocean Platform.
Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis accepting the Next Generation Shipping Award from Theofilos Xenakoudis of sponsor IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister Natasa Pilides presenting the Lloyd’s List/Propeller Club Lifetime Achievement Award to Simos P. Palios.
Angeliki Frangou accepting the Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year Award from Iain White of sponsor Exxon Mobil.
Christina Margelou of sponsor Eurobank presenting the Greek Shipping Personality of the Year Award to John Platsidakis.
Over 1,000 guests attended the event.
The Greek Shipping Award trophy
All 17 Winners of the 15th Annual Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards.