The Welcome Reception in both the Gallery of Winners and the Atrium was sponsored by Erma First.
A full house – with over 1,000 guests from the Greek and international shipping community.
Event Hosts Andriana Paraskevopoulou and Nigel Lowry.
Hiraoki Sakashita of Event Sponsor ClassNK addressed the audience to open the event ceremony.
Minister of Shipping & Island Policy, Mr. Yiannis Plakiotakis greeted the audience with a video message.
Despina Papastelianou receiving the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards annual donation to ARGO from Richard Meade, Editor of Lloyd’s List.
Jiping Chen (centre) of China Classification Society made the traditional Champagne Toast to the health of the Greek shipping industry.
John Mytilineos (left) accepting the Dry Cargo Company of the Year Award for M/Maritime from Matthew More of sponsor Marichem Marigases.
Paillette Palaiologou of sponsor Bureau Veritas presenting the Tanker Company of the Year Award to Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis (right) and George Margaronis of Latsco Shipping.
George Theodosis (left), Chairman of Levante Ferries accepting the Passenger Line of the Year Award from Li Hui of sponsor SWS.
Vassilis Papageorgiou of sponsor The Tsakos Group (centre) presenting the Shipbroker of the Year Award to Yannis Olziersky and Panagiotis Tsilingiris of Xclusiv Shipbrokers.
Andreas Chrysostomou of sponsor Tototheo Maritime presenting the Shipping Financier of the Year Award to Eleni Vrettou of Piraeus Bank.
Ioannis Chiotopoulos of sponsor DNV GL (centre) presenting the Technical Achievement Award to Elias and Panos Mallios of SeaBright.
Despina Iliopoulou of SeaJets presenting The Safety Award to Vice Admiral Theodoros Kliaris, Chief of the Hellenic Coast Guard.
Theodosis Stamatellos (right) of sponsor Lloyd’s Register presenting The Sustainability Award to Alexander Prokopakis of probunkers.
Stelios Mavrelos of sponsor Capital Ship Management Corp. presenting the International Personality of the Year Award to Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou.
John Laderos (right) of sponsor SRH Marine Group presenting the Piraeus International Centre Award for The Municipality of Piraeus to Ilia Salpea and Andriana Zarakeli.
The audience enjoyed a medley of action themes from Percussion4one to start the second half of the ceremony.
Dr. Loukas Barmparis (left) of sponsor Safe Bulkers, Inc. presenting the Seafarer of the Year Award to Capt. Dimitrios Spanoudakis.
Engineer Rafael Cigarruista (right) of Panama Maritime Authority presenting the Award for Achievement in Education or Training to Angelos Pantouvakis of the department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus.
Capt. Vladimir Docekal (right) of sponsor RightShip presenting the Ship of the Year Award to Marios Iliopoulos of SeaJets for “WorldChampion Jet”.
Vassilios Kroustallis of sponsor ABS (right) presenting the Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award to Efstathios Pitsos and Roberto Coustas (centre) of DeepSea Technologies.
Nikolas Martinos 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 Gregory B. Hadjieleftheriadis.
George Youroukos accepting the Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year Award from Frans Horjus of sponsor ExxonMobil.
Christina Margelou of sponsor Eurobank presenting the Greek Shipping Personality of the Year Award to George Economou.
The 2019 Award Winners