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 fleet is the youngest and greenest in the world surpassing 193 million gross tons representing 5,263 vessels at the end of September 2022. The RMI is the only registry globally to be achieve the United States Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP21 roster for 18 consecutive years and 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
The 20 Years Achievement Award (2004-2023)
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).