China Classification Society
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Founded in 1956, China Classification Society (CCS) is headquartered in Beijing and is a full member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).Provides classification services to ships, offshore installations and related industrial products by furnishing world-leading technical rules and standards.
By committing to the mission of “safety, environmental protection and creating value for clients and society” and based on the 120 offices established across the globe, CCS provides services for a range of industry and fields including shipping, shipbuilding, shipping finance and insurance, marine equipment, ocean resources exploitation, ocean scientific research, industrial supervision, system certification, government policy and rule development, energy saving and emission reduction, risk management and evaluation, and is constantly developing new business areas.
By sticking to the policy of “building first-class international classification society with own characteristics and with technology as the foundation and credibility as the cornerstone”, CCS improves continuously its image and value through advanced technology and quality service and is widely and highly recognized by the international industry.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: 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™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.Visit website
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), 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 approx. 100 vessels 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
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 fleet is the youngest and greenest in the world surpassing 192 million gross tons representing 5,243 vessels at the end of August 2022, and the only registry globally to be recognized by the United States Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP21 roster for 18 consecutive years. The RMI is also ranked in the top 10 on the whitelists of both the Paris and Tokyo Memorandums of Understanding.
These factors, in addition to the Registry’s investment in people and expertise, also contribute to the overall growth of the Registry.
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 RMI fleet is committed to supporting the developing renewables energy and advanced technologies industry while also implementing new technologies to create a sustainable future. The most important asset to the RMI Registry is its customers, and IRI strives to provide them with full service from any of its 28 worldwide offices, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.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 40 bulk carriers, 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.
Incorporated in the Marshall Islands with offices in Greece, Cyprus, Monaco and Switzerland, Safe Bulkers is the largest ship-owner under the Cyprus registry. The Company is listed on the NYSE since 2008 with its common stock trading under the symbol “SB”.
Throughout the years, Safe Bulkers has achieved worldwide recognition for its operational excellence among charterers and transparency of corporate governance and strong capital structure for its investors.
At this stage, Safe Bulkers is focusing on its environmental performance ahead of the new GHG regulations by renewing its fleet with modern, energy-efficient vessels (EEDI Phase 3, NOx-Tier III), retrofitting existing vessels with eco-efficient technologies and closely monitoring Company’s ESG performance through the annual issuance of a comprehensive Sustainability Report.Visit website
Sponsoring: Dry Cargo Company of the Year
Marichem Marigases is one of the leading companies 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 & ISO 45001, ensuring our commitment to environmental responsibility, quality management, product efficiency, high-standard services and safety to our customers.
We have been continuously promoting environmental consciousness throughout all stages of production, starting from the raw materials, the manufacturing process of the products and their handling, through to the 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 environmentalVisit website
legislation and strict seaworthiness, our group is up to the challenge.
Sponsoring: Tanker Company of the Year
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has 75,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore is a world-leading classification society with more than 190 years of expertise. We provide support and in-depth knowledge to protect people, ships and offshore structures, going beyond the scope of individual projects to find new ways to anticipate and manage risk across the industry, promoting safety and health, and protecting the marine environment. We work with the industry to support innovation via new rules and tools.Visit website
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: Shipping Financier of the Year Award
Tototheo Maritime specialises in maritime technology, focusing on optimizing vessel and fleet performance. Our range of services includes innovative and functional solutions in the fields of connectivity, navigation, digitalization and cyber security services. Our offices in Cyprus and Greece offer complete solutions starting from pre-sales consultancy all through onboard installation and maintenance and after sales support. Through our teams and partners located around the world we provide a global reach with a local touch.
Our 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: 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 ship owning 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 Greek ship owners. ABS is a technical partner providing traditional classification services as well as on-the-ground technical services in 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 industry.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 38 ports and more than 300 interconnections from Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Rafina and Crete to the Cyclades, the Sporades 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 approaching 50 Knots, with a capacity up to 1275 passengers and 200 vehicles.
The company’s 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. The company assists in the extension of the tourist season to the destinations it connects and in taking Greek tourism forward.
Abiding by high service levels and safety standards, the company aims to establish itself in the field of passenger shipping as the best and most reliable solution for trips to the Aegean Sea, satisfying even the most demanding passengers by providing comfortable, fast and secure sea travel.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 33 tankers (12 VLCCs, 8 Aframaxes, 12 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker) with a total dwt of 5.20 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.Visit website
Sponsoring: Greek Shipping Personality of the Year
Eurobank Group, consisting of Eurobank S.A. and its subsidiaries, is a dynamic banking group active in six countries. The parent company Eurobank Ergasias Services and Holdings S.A. (Eurobank Holdings) was established in 1990 and rapidly expanded through organic growth to become a leading force in the Greek banking sector.
In Greece, Eurobank operates through a wide retail banking network, as well as specialized business centers, and award-winning electronic service channels.
Eurobank has a strong presence in the Greek corporate scene and has developed a strategic position in Greek Shipping through a dedicated Shipping Unit based in Piraeus, that acts as a “Shipping Hub” for the Group. The offering provides full range of shipping related services and is complemented by an operating platform in Group’s subsidiary in Cyprus. Eurobank Shipping has been twice awarded “Shipping Financier of the year” by the internationally accredited Lloyd’s List.
The Group also holds a strategic position in retail and business banking in Bulgaria and Serbia, and offers distinguished Wealth Management services in Cyprus, Luxembourg and London.Visit website
C Transport Maritime
Sponsoring: Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award
C Transport Maritime S.A.M. (“CTM”) was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Monaco. Today it is one of the largest dry cargo ship management companies globally focusing on Chartering, Sale and Purchase, Operations and Technical management as well as being a specialist in pool management.
CTM employs over 85 people from 13 different nationalities and directly operates about 125 vessels, ranging from Handysize to Newcastlemax bulk carriers, and over 200 vessels including Capesize Chartering Ltd. (CCL). The Company’s foundations are based on the expertise and the professionalism of its managers and employees all of whom have years of experience in the commercial, operational and technical management of dry cargo vessels.
CTM belongs to the Brentwood Shipping Group owned by the Radziwill family. John Michael Radziwill is the Chairman and CEO of CTM.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 15% 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
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
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: 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
Panama Maritime Authority
Sponsoring: Award for Achievement in Education or Training
The Panama Ship Registry, administered by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), focuses primarily on providing legal and technical support to thousands of Shipowners who trust the Panamanian flag.
The Panamanian fleet maintains a 96% compliance rate according to results and performances of the inspections by Port State Control in the various memoranda of understanding around the world, at the end of the first half of 2021.
Panama, which maintains its commitment in favor of a responsible maritime industry, is present in various forums and meetings on maritime safety, maritime security and marine environmental matters, through its Permanent Mission to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
As a financial encouragement for Shipowners to build ships with new technologies reducing greenhouse gases emissions therefore the carbon footprint, the Registry maintains special incentives for the tonnage tax scheme so called “Eco Ship”.Visit website
GMS is an innovator and leader in residual asset management and the ship and offshore recycling markets.
Established in 1992 in the USA, GMS is now the world’s largest buyer of ships and floating offshore assets for recycling. With over 4,000 deals concluded and offices and representatives in all of the major shipping and recycling markets worldwide, GMS is the only company in the world to offer end-to-end, high value, one-stop solutions.
GMS is also the first and only cash buyer to develop a comprehensive and value-driven Sustainable Ship and Offshore Recycling Program (SSORP) designed to meet the highest standards of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the ship recycling industry. The GMS SSORP provides an opportunity to recycle ships at high quality, certified yards globally.Visit website