Founded in 1899, ClassNK is a ship classification society dedicated to safer and cleaner seas. On top of diverse technical services including surveys and classifications of ships and marine structures based on its own rules, statutory certifications on behalf of more than 110 flag states, management system certifications in line with ISO and other international standards,
ClassNK has committed to provide the industry with its full support to pave the way for digitalization and decarbonization challenges. Devoting significant resources and expertise to R&D, the society works in close partnership with the industry players to develop and implement a broad array of innovative technological solutions aimed at securing a safer, greener, and sustainable future.
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. ClassNK Piraeus now oversees a total of around 1,000 vessels, which is a testament to ClassNK’s diligent service and the trust it shares with Greek shipping clients.Visit website
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 119 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
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 & OHSAS 18001, ensuring our commitment to environmental responsibility, quality management, product efficiency, high-standard services and safety 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 process of the products and their handling, through to the final delivery on board the vessel.
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legislation and strict seaworthiness, our group is up to the challenge.
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. Our leading brands of MobilGard™ and Mobil SHC™ Aware™ are all engineered for ultimate performance to provide you with confidence and peace of mind.
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.
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 surpassing 177 million gross tons with 4,791 registered vessels at the end of September 2020. 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 16 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, 7 days a week.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 56 vessels including 48 tankers (10 VLCCs, 4 Suezmaxes, 7 Aframaxes, 26 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker), 7 LNG Carriers, 1 modern Capesize bulk carrier with a total dwt of 6.50 million tons approx. The fleet under management includes vessels of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P. and NYSE-listed Diamond S Shipping Inc.
Capital’s Safety Management System complies with IMO’s ISM code, the Quality Standard ISO 9001, Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001, Occupational Health & Safety Management System (“OHSAS”) 18001 and Energy Management System ISO 50001 (all certified LRS). Capital completed in 2017 the first LRQA accredited assessment worldwide of its MRV monitoring plan (EU) 2015/757.Visit website
Sponsoring: Shipping Financier of the Year Award
Tototheo Maritime specialises in innovative, efficient and functional solutions in the fields of digitalization, satellite and radio communication, automation and navigation systems. Headquarters are located in Cyprus and we have our own office in Greece and partner offices in Dubai and Singapore. 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, thus allowing our clients 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. We conduct our business with honesty and transparency, offering equal terms of treatment without prejudice. Our team’s foremost goal is to listen and confidently trek into the future while keeping a firm link to the present.Visit website
Sponsoring: The Sustainability Award
Lloyd’s Register started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, we’re one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures for clients in over 75 countries worldwide. The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.
In a world of increasing complexity – overloaded with data and opinion – we know that our clients need more than technology to succeed. They need an experienced hand, a partner to listen, cut through the noise and focus on what really matters to them and their customers. Our engineers and technical experts are dedicated to assurance. That means a commitment to embracing new technology, and a deep rooted desire to drive better performance. So we consider our customers’ needs with diligence and empathy, then use our expertise and over 260 years’ experience to deliver the smart solution for everyone.
After all, there are some things technology can’t replace.Visit website
Sponsoring: Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data 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.
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Shipping Deputy Ministry, Republic of Cyprus
Sponsoring: Lloyd’s List / Propeller Club Lifetime Achievement Award
Cyprus is a world class maritime cluster, including one of the largest Ship Registries. Cyprus has a large resident shipping industry covering the entire range of shipping and shipping-related services, renowned for its high quality services and standards of safety.
The Shipping Deputy Ministry is committed to a 24/7 service of excellence and is responsible for:
- Cyprus’ Integrated Maritime Policy
- Ship Registration
- Competitiveness and development of the Cyprus maritime cluster
- Tonnage Tax System administration
- Flag State Control
- Port State Control
- Representation of the Republic of Cyprus at various international and regional maritime fora (IMO, EU, ILO etc.)
- Registration, training and certification of seafarers
The Shipping Deputy Ministry offers its services through its offices in Cyprus, Piraeus, London, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Brussels and New York.
Our motto: Service of excellence 24/7.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: 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
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 sensitive to social responsibility, channelled through the Maria Tsakos Foundation in Uruguay and Greece and the Maria Tsakos Foundation, International Centre for Maritime Research and Tradition in Chios, named after the late Maria P. Tsakos. In September 2018, the “Tsakos Enhanced Education Nautical School” (T.E.E.N.S.) was opened in Chios, with the vision of becoming a centre of educational excellence and seamanship.Visit website
Sponsoring: Technical Achievement Award
DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions.
Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence.
Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.Visit website