The Tsakos Group
Sponsoring: Shipbroker of the Year
The Tsakos family originates from the island of Chios, with involvement in shipping since the 19th century.
The Tsakos Group, headquartered in Athens, Greece was founded in 1970 by Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos, with companies today spanning from the Americas to the Far East. In 1993 Nikolas P. Tsakos founded Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN), a pioneering shipping company, with a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange and a subsequent listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2002.
Today, the Tsakos Group is one of the world’s largest shipping companies, operating more than 100 vessels in excess of 10m dwt.
The Group is proud of its state-of-the-art interactive Maritime Training Centre, established in 2013 and is also sensitive to social responsibility, channelled through the Maria Tsakos Foundation in Uruguay and Greece and the International Centre for Maritime Research and Tradition in Chios, named after the late Maria P. Tsakos. In 2018, the Group also celebrated the opening of the “Tsakos Enhanced Education Nautical School” (TEENS) in Chios, with the vision of becoming a centre of educational excellence and seamanship.Visit website
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Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Greece, ERMA FIRST is a global leader in Ballast Water Technology Solutions. Our robust systems ensure worldwide compliance, provide operational simplicity and reduce operational expenditure.
The ERMA FIRST FIT system is an advanced modular system which can be installed on both newbuilds and as a retrofit. Covering an extensive capacity range from 50 to 3600m3/hr and holding USCG Type Approval, ERMA FIRST FIT is an ideal solution for all types of ships.
ERMA FIRST’s customer-centric approach also offers flexible and convenient servicing through a trusted network of engineers worldwide. ERMA FIRST provides sales, maintenance and training to clients via a network of offices in 46 countries.
ERMA FIRST is the winner of the Lloyd’s List Technical Achievement Award (2013) and the Green4Sea Technology Award (2016).Visit website
Sponsoring: Dry Cargo Company of the Year
Marichem Marigases is a leading company in the international marine chemicals and gases industry.
Our group offers a variety of products at more than 2,100 ports, supplied by a distribution network of 196 stock points, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The efficient operation of our network is backed up by decades of experience from dedicated marine experts, operating according to ISO 14001 & 45001, thus ensuring our commitment to environmental responsibility, quality management, product efficiency and high-standard services to our customers.
At Marichem Marigases, we have been continuously promoting environmental consciousness throughout all stages of production, starting from the raw materials, the manufacturing and handling of our products, through to their final delivery on board the vessel.
Whether it is meeting the constantly rising expectations in quality, efficiency and flexibility or satisfying the demands placed by environmental legislation and strict seaworthiness, our group is up to the challenge.
Sponsoring: Lloyd's List / Propeller Club Lifetime Achievement Award
Since 1991, Franman has provided a wide range of services to the shipping industry, focused on shipbuilding equipment, spare parts, ship repairs and service, ship supplies, security, underwater cleaning and consulting.
From the beginning, the company followed the model of the Japanese Trading Houses with their one-stop-shop philosophy. The company focused on building partnerships in the Far East – initially Japan and South Korea, and later China.
Franman has always aspired to be a leader in Greek and international markets. This has fuelled its drive to expand its partnerships and hence its offerings to shipowners.
During these 3 decades the company has equipped 4,500 newbuildings. Today, the company connects 700 shipping companies with 155 suppliers of equipment and services.
In 2021 Franman was the proud recipient of the Lloyds List Piraeus International Centre Award.Visit website
Sponsoring: Tanker Company of the Year
At Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, we share a drive to shape a better maritime world for future generations.
Pioneering the safety and performance of new technologies since 1828, we are one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and offshore safety and verification bodies, with a global network to support clients worldwide.
We understand the challenges our clients face in designing, building and operating truly sustainable businesses. We’re by their side; supporting them with practical advice, tools and technology to run safe, sustainable and high performing businesses.
We’re known for being responsive and building great relationships with our clients; for being flexible without compromise. And because we’re part of Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, we have a truly global outlook, bringing a broader understanding of the global supply chain and blue economy.
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore. Shaping a better maritime world.Visit website
Sponsoring: Shipping Financier of the Year Award
Tototheo Maritime specializes in maritime technology, focusing on optimizing vessel and fleet performance. Our range of services includes innovative, efficient, and functional solutions in the fields of satellite communication, navigation systems, digitalization and end-to-end cyber security services.
Our offices in Cyprus, Greece and Germany offer complete solutions starting from pre-sales consultancy all through onboard installation and maintenance and after sales support. Through our teams and partners located in Europe, USA, Middle East and Far East we provide a global reach with a local touch.
Our vast experience in the maritime sector provides us with the unique advantage of in depth understanding of our customers’ needs. Combined with our dynamic approach towards innovative technologies, this enables us to provide our clients with the ability to generate more value out of their daily operations.
Tototheo Maritime operates in a connected dynamic and sustainable maritime sector, supported by reliable and efficient connectivity and innovative technologies – all underpinned by the Tototheo values.Visit website
Sponsoring: Passenger Line of the Year
Founded in 1999, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (SWS) is a subsidiary of China CSSC Holding Ltd., a publicly-listed company controlled by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd. (CSSC).
SWS is among the largest, most modern and professional shipbuilders in the world.
SWS’s main business covers design, construction of marine vessels and offshore products.
SWS builds bulk carriers, oil tankers, container vessels and gas carriers. The company has delivered 16% of the world fleet of capesize bulk carriers and 9% of all VLCCs.
SWS is also one of the builders of ultra large container vessels above 20,000 TEU.
The SWS production line also includes FPSO, deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs, jack-ups, drillships, and PSV. The first large cruise ships to come from China are also currently being designed and constructed by SWS.
In recent years, SWS has ranked amongst the Top 5 of the global shipbuilding industry with regard to completion of new ships, new orders and order book.Visit website
Safe Bulkers, Inc.
Sponsoring: Seafarer of the Year
Safe Bulkers, Inc. is an international provider of seaborne transportation services of dry bulk commodities. With a modern fleet of 44 bulk carriers and an outstanding orderbook for 9 newbuildings (EEDI – Phase 3, NOx-Tier III), the Company’s vessels transport a wide range of dry bulk cargoes across the globe, including major bulks as grains, coal and iron ore and other minor bulks as bauxite, alumina and fertilizer.
The Company is listed on the NYSE since 2008 with its common stock trading under the symbol “SB”.
For more information, please visit the Company’s website:Visit website
Sponsoring: Technical Achievement Award
DNV is an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry standards, and inspires and invents solutions.
Whether assessing a new ship design, qualifying technology for a floating wind farm, analysing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to manage technological and regulatory complexity with confidence.
Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps its customers seize opportunities and tackle the risks arising from global transformations. DNV is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.Visit website
Capital Ship Management Corp.
Sponsoring: International Personality of the Year Award
Capital Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital’) is a distinguished oceangoing vessel operator, offering comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management, currently operating a fleet of 37 tankers (12 VLCCs, 13 Aframaxes, 11 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker) with a total dwt of 5.72 million tons approx.
Capital has extensive experience in managing various vessel types and sizes including all tanker segments (VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax/LR2, Panamax/LR1, MR/Handy and small tankers), dry bulk segments (Cape, Panamax, Handymax and Handy), as well as OBOs and containers.
The Capital Group currently controls a fleet of 96 vessels with a total dwt of 10 million tons, including 37 tankers (12 VLCCs, 13 Aframaxes, 11 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker), 15 LNGCs with a total carrying capacity of approximately 2.5 million cbm, 36 container carriers and 7 modern bulk carriers with a total teu of 180,365 approx.
Capital maintains at the heart of its strategy a focus on sustainable development and cleaner maritime transportation, by diversifying into the LNG segment and through investments and research in digitalization and new greener fuels technologies.Visit website
Sponsoring: Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year
For more than 100 years, ExxonMobil has provided ship owners and operators worldwide with advanced lubricants, best-in-class fuels, and industry-leading support and services – building a reputation based on integrity and performance.
We have been at the forefront of innovation in the development of marine fuels and lubricants – from our historic Gargoyle™ brand to our most advanced synthetic lubricants today. Our leading brands of MobilGard™ and Mobil SHC™ Aware™ are all engineered for ultimate performance.
We offer solutions for all your business needs, including:
- Lubricants to help deliver efficient operations, improve vessel performance and support sustainability
- Fuels to customers who value product quality, measurement integrity and reliable supply
- An extensive network of engineers and world-class services to help you improve your bottom line.
Sponsoring: The Sustainability Award
Trusted maritime advisors, partnering with clients to drive performance across the ocean economy.
Lloyd’s Register is a global professional services company specialising in engineering and technology for the maritime industry.
Our Marine and Offshore business is a leading provider of classification and compliance services to the marine and offshore industries, helping our clients design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and environmental compliance.
In the drive for efficiency in the ocean economy, our Maritime Performance Services enable businesses to reach their full potential – now and into the future.
Our Digital Products let the data speak for itself, combining modern digital tools with deep technical expertise.
Lloyd’s Register is wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a politically and financially independent global charity that aims to engineer a safer world through promoting safety and education.
All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day; working together for a safer world.Visit website
Sponsoring: Piraeus International Centre Award
Founded in 1899, ClassNK is a ship classification society dedicated to safer and cleaner seas.
ClassNK provides diverse technical services including surveys and classifications of ships and marine structures based on its own rules, statutory certifications on behalf of more than 100 flag states, management system certifications in line with ISO and other international standards. On top of these services, ClassNK has committed to provide the industry with its full support to pave the way for digitalization and decarbonization challenges.
ClassNK is a global organization providing the highest quality services and supporting its clients 24/7 through a network of competent and well-experienced professionals at 130 exclusive surveyor offices worldwide. With roughly 260 million gross tons or some 20% of the world’s merchant fleet on the register, ClassNK is one of the world’s largest classification societies in terms of gross tonnage.Visit website
IRI / The Marshall Islands Registry
Sponsoring: Next Generation Shipping Award
INTERNATIONAL REGISTRIES, INC. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries. The RMI Registry is one of the leading registries in the world with 5,510 vessels surpassing 196 million gross tons at the end August 2023. IRI has a network of 28 worldwide offices that have the ability to register a vessel, including those under construction, record a mortgage or financing charter, incorporate a company, issue seafarer documentation, and service clientele.
The quality of the RMI fleet can be measured by the RMI’s continued White List status on both the Paris and Tokyo Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). The RMI also meets the flag criteria for a low risk ship under the Paris and Tokyo MoU’s New Inspection Regimes and has qualified for the United States Coast Guard’s Qualship 21 roster for 19 consecutive years, which is unprecedented.
The most important asset to the RMI Registry is its customers and IRI strives to provide them with full service from any office, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Visit website
The 20 Years Achievement Award (2004-2023)
At LPC we strive to provide top level lubrication services to our partners across the globe.
Our mission is to maximize our partners’ assets operating time in an environmentally friendly way.
We have been operating for more than 40 years as a member of Motor Oil Hellas Group, producing lubrication solutions that reach more than 60 countries worldwide aiming for the shortest lead time, highest flexibility and the best after sales service.
Our focus lies on sustainability implementing the strictest Quality and Environmental standards as signified by our numerous accreditations and management systems.
Our marine lubricants product portfolio consists of 2 well established brands, CYCLON & AVIN, while we cooperate with major International players in the field of production & distribution of lubricants.
We grow our marine oriented service offering by strategically expanding our port directory in key maritime locations, namely Piraeus, Singapore, Rotterdam, Fujairah, Las Palmas, Valletta, Istanbul, Busan, Durban, Curacao, Gibraltar.
We deliver, support, expand globally.Visit website
Sponsoring: Ship of the Year Award
ABS is a leading international classification society, guided by its mission to promote security of life, property and the natural environment.
ABS has a long and proud association with the Greek shipping community and continues to support its current fleet and future fleet development. As the Greek fleet has expanded and diversified, ABS has continued to expand and develop its services to support Greek ship owners. ABS is a technical partner providing classification services as well as on-the-ground technical services in areas such as asset performance, energy efficiency, environmental performance and lifecycle management. Delivering practical and innovative solutions, ABS supports the Greek shipping industry in meeting today’s demands as well as future challenges.
Whether it’s tackling cyber-related threats, unlocking the value of operational data, or developing a fleet compliance strategy to meet the latest environmental requirements, ABS understands the challenges that industry faces and is focused on delivering practical and innovative solutions.
ABS is proud of its history and deep roots with the Greek shipping community.Visit website
Sponsoring: Greek Shipping Personality of the Year
The Eurobank Group, consisting of Eurobank S.A. (Eurobank) and its subsidiaries, is a strong banking group active in six countries. Eurobank Ergasias Services and Holdings S.A. (Eurobank Holdings) is the parent company of Eurobank Group.
The Eurobank Group offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to its retail and corporate customers. In Greece, Eurobank operations encompass a retail banking network, dedicated business centers, a Private Banking network and a dynamic digital presence. The Eurobank Group also has presence in Bulgaria, Serbia, Cyprus, Luxembourg and United Kingdom (London).
The philosophy of Eurobank focuses on providing quality services to its customers, paying attention to their particular and diverse needs. Beyond core business activity Eurobank, responding to the needs of today’s ever-changing environment, consistently designs actions relating to social and environmental issues, adopting responsible practices that promote transparency and business ethics. Eurobank links its business decisions to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG).
Panama Maritime Authority
Sponsoring: Lloyd's List Intelligence Big Data Award
The Panama Ship Registry, administered by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), is backed by the Panamanian State providing guarantee to shipowners and their fleets.
Recent global challenges have become the strength of the Panama Registry. This is marked by a 12% growth rate since 2019 which continues to grow.
Following Panama’s commitment to IMO, we have registered eco-friendly and alternative fuel vessels, working to reach Zero-Carbon goals, and monitored in real time 6775 vessels with 92% of compliance.
We are continually investing in technology: upgrading the E-Segumar platform for technical certificates and the PKI platform (soon the REN) for registrations and crew.
Panama’s top priorities are: compliance, modernization and incentives for use of new technologies. Undoubtedly these objectives have had a positive impact in the quality of our fleet.Visit website
Sponsoring: The Safety Award
SEAJETS started out 30 years ago as a family dream, a vision of love, passion, faith, tenacity; in short, a vision of life.
Today, it has emerged as one of the companies with the largest fleet of high speed vessels worldwide, serving a total of 50 ports and more than 400 interconnections from Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Rafina, Lavrio and Crete to the Cyclades and the Aegean Sea.
An ever-increasing fleet of which the flag ship is the WorldChampion Jet, a high performance and high speed vessel with a place in the Guinness World Records for her speed.
SEAJETS’ vision and mission is the overall contribution to the community with different social actions for society, education and the environment, always standing next to the local communities of the Aegean islands. SEAJETS assists in the extension of the tourist season to the destinations it connects and in taking Greek tourism forward.Visit website
Timagenis Law Firm
Deal of the Decade (2014-2023)
Timagenis Law Firm, founded in 1977, is currently a leading business law firm in Greece that specializes in providing bespoke legal services to diverse clients from shipping companies, financial institutions to multinational organizations, across Greece and around the world.
The Firm’s team has a wealth of knowledge in the areas of maritime and commercial law, as well as litigation, banking, finance (especially shipping finance), general corporate and commercial law. With vast experience and skill in handling complex domestic and international litigation and arbitration cases, including major maritime casualties, the Firm has been consistently recognised as one of the top experts in shipping law in Greece by various international legal directories.
Due to the Firm’s extensive Greek shipping clientele (both private and publicly listed) and track record in handling high-profile cases as well as its shipping clients’ highly diverse portfolio, the Firm’s team has also developed expertise in other areas such as mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, bankruptcy, restructuring, real estate, foreign investments, data protection, environmental, employment, tax, and administrative law.Visit website
Shipping Deputy Ministry, Republic of Cyprus
Sponsoring: Award for Achievement in Education or Training
The Shipping Deputy Ministry of the Republic of Cyprus is a progressive and proactive maritime administration, with a customer-oriented approach that prioritizes quality, safety and efficiency. Its responsibilities include, inter alia, the following:
– Registration of ships
– Administration of the Tonnage Tax System
– Inspection and control of ships
– Enforcement of international, EU and national maritime legislation
– Registration, training and certification of seafarers
– Development, administration and enforcement of the Merchant Shipping legislation
– Promoting Cyprus as a sovereign Registry and a base for international maritime operations.
Cyprus is a modern, efficient and integrated shipping centre, ranking amongst the top leading Ship Registries and at the same time, one of the largest and well established shipmanagement centres worldwide. It is amongst the countries having a prominent role in forming global shipping policies with a strong presence and a powerful voice in all maritime fora and international organizations such as the IMO, the ILO and the European Union.Visit website