The event venue was the Athenaeum InterContinental hotel in Athens.
All guest documentation was scanned for safety purposes
Check-in for all guests required personalised documentation
The Greek Shipping Award belonging to the Greek Shipping industry
The Gallery of Winners – 2004 to 2020
The 18 Award trophies awaiting their presentation to the winners
The event theme was “Reflection”
In a welcome address, Minister of Shipping & Island Policy Ioannis Plakiotakis offered his congratulations to the nominees as well as the winners of the 2021 Awards.
Mr. Hiroaki Sakashita of overall Event Sponsor ClassNK
Hosts for the evening were Andriana Paraskevopoulou and Nigel Lowry
A brief message by Eleni Polychronopoulou of Welcome Drinks sponsor Erma First
The traditional Champagne Toast was made by Baochun Wang of CCS Athens
The 2021 Panel of Judges
Hellenic Chamber of Shipping chairman George D. Pateras kindly presented a donation on behalf of the event organisers to ‘Argo’, the charity supporting children with disabilities in the families of Greek seafarers.
Dry Cargo Company of the Year – Stamatios Tsantanis of Seanergy Maritime received the Award from Matthew More of Marichem Marigases
Tanker Company of the Year – Paillette Palaiologou of Bureau Veritas presented the Award to George Angelopoulos of Arcadia Shipmanagement Co.
Passenger Line of the Year – Baochun Wang of CCS presented the Award, on behalf of SWS, to Vasileios Agapitos of Alpha Lines
Shipbroker of the Year – Venetia Kallipolitou presented the Award on behalf of The Tsakos Group to Liona Bachas of Hellaschart Ltd.
Shipping Financier of the Year – Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou of Tototheo Maritime presented the Award to Theofanis Moustakatos of National Bank of Greece
Technical Achievement Award – George Teriakidis of DNV presented the Award to Panos Zachariadis
The Safety Award – Jerry Kalogiratos of Capital Product Partners accepted the Award for Capital Shipmanagement Corp. from Ioannis Giannakopoulos of Seajets
The Sustainability Award – Mark Darley of Lloyd’s Register presented the Award to Semiramis Paliou for Helmepa
Piraeus International Centre Award – Janet Wood presented the Award to Costis J. Frangoulis of Franman
International Personality of the Year – Niki Kalogiratos of Capital Shipmanagement Corp. presented the Award to Christina Theodorika of MSC Greece who accepted on behalf of Gianluigi Aponte
Seafarer of the Year – Capt. Michail Makris accepted the Award from Dr. Loukas Barmparis of Safe Bulkers, Inc.
Achievement in Education or Training – Ilias Bissias of Isalos.net accepted the Award from Eng. Rafael Cigarruista of Panama Maritime Authority
Ship of the Year – Ezekiel (Zeke) Davis of ABS presented the Award to Tony Lauritzen of Dynagas, owners of “Transgas Power”
Big Data Award – Byron Antoniades of Seafair accepted the Award from Nigel Lowry who presented on behalf of John Michael Radziwill of C Transport Maritime
Next Generation Shipping Award – Amalia Miliou-Theocharaki accepted the Award from Theo Xenakoudis of IRI / The Marshall Islands Registry
Lifetime Achievement Award – Shipping Deputy Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Vassilios Demetriades, presented the Award to Ninetta Vafias who accepted on behalf of Nicholas H. Vafias
Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year – Aristides J Pittas accepted the Award from George Prassinos of ExxonMobil Marine
Greek Shipping Personality of the Year – Konstantinos Konstantakopoulos accepted the Award from Christina Margelou of Eurobank