Shipping & Maritime Awards - The Maritime Standard Awards 2020
Patronage Message

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group

Endorsed by:
Logo - Federal Transport Authority, Abu Dhabi
Monday, 23rd November 2020
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

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About the Awards

The Maritime Standard Awards are held annually to recognise and celebrate success in the shipping, ports and related sectors across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. This year the Awards were scheduled for Tuesday 20th October, now a decision has been taken to move the date of this year’s TMS Awards to Monday November 23rd. The 2020 TMS Awards will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE, in the Sheikh Maktoum Hall, will see around 21 general awards presented, in line with the recommendations of an elite, independent judging panel. In addition, there will be a number of special individual awards recognising the contributions made by high profile industry leaders and innovators.
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The TMS Awards are quite simply a must attend event. Everybody who is anybody on the Middle East and Subcontinent Maritime scene is there, along with many high-profile guests from around the world. It is a chance to network with decision makers and influencers at the highest level, as well as to enjoy top quality hospitality and first rate entertainment. The atmosphere in the ballroom is electric as the winners of each category are read out and the guests clap and cheer as the winners go on stage to collect their trophies. Why not make sure you are one of the lucky ones in the audience this year? But please book now, or you may miss out. Places in the ballroom are limited and seats are sold on a first come, first served basis.
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TMs awards Winners 2017

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Sponsoring an Award is an ideal way to raise the profile of your business, not just within the region but globally as well. The Awards generate a huge amount of publicity and so sponsorship inevitably guarantees a high level of exposure. These are extremely prestigious Awards, held under Royal patronage, and that reputation for quality reflects well on companies that sponsor an Award. All sponsors are ensured maximum coverage and brand promotion before, during and after the Awards, thereby maximising value. Sponsorship allows you to capitalise on the strengths of The Maritime Standard brand, its reputation and renowned ability to bring together top executives from all sectors of shipping and maritime to attend the Awards.
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TMs awards Winners 2017

Award Categories

The TMS Awards comprise 21 different categories which are assessed by an elite judging panel, selected for their many years of experience and expertise in a number of different industry segments. Entries are based on nominations received and even dense submitted against specific criteria. Combined, the categories provide comprehensive coverage of all the important shipping and maritime sectors, spanning everything from ports and terminal operations; to all major cargo shipping activities; and the most important components of the maritime business. In addition, there are a number of Awards which are not open for nomination but which are awarded by TMS to companies, organisations and individuals for particularly exceptional levels of service and commitment.
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Watch the most memorable moments from the TMS Awards 2019

Here is a chance to relive the main moments from the TMS Awards 2019 and see for yourself one of the biggest nights on the shipping industry calendar. You can once again witness the VIPs arrive on the red carpet, marvel at the glamour of the guests, applaud as the winners take centre stage, hear the keynote speeches, laugh along with the MC, enjoy the performances of the singers and dancers and much more. It is almost as if you are there in the ballroom! Click through our unique video gallery to witness the region’s most exciting, and coveted, Awards ceremony, as the drama of the night unfolds.
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Ananda SenanayakeAnanda SenanayakeExecutive Director
Lanka Shipping
I am truly grateful for this award from The Maritime Standard. It is one of the highlights of my career so far.

The Maritime Standard Young Person in Shipping Winner 2019

Imtiaz ShaikhImtiaz ShaikhChairman
Tomini Group
I was honoured to be recognised at The Maritime Standard Awards I would like to thank all our teams for their dedication and excellence which earned this Award.

The Maritime Standard Outstanding Achievement Award Winner 2019

Dr. Aysha Al BusmaitDr. Aysha Al BusmaitDirector of Government Communications
Federal Transport Authority
“I am very pleased to receive this award, which pays tribute to the dedication and work rendered by the FTA team. This recognition serves as a welcome addition to the achievements I have made for my work in the maritime sector. I hope this award will also serve as an inspiration and encouragement for women who are considering to start a career in the maritime and shipping industry. I thank the organizers and congratulate my fellow awardees as well.”

The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award Winner 2019

Ali Al SuwaidiAli Al SuwaidiGeneral Manager
Dubai Maritime City
I thank Clive Woodbridge, the editor of The Maritime Standard, for selecting us to receive this Award. Our whole team was delighted to have our contribution to the Region’s Maritime cluster recognised in this way.

The Maritime Standard Editor’s Choice Award Winner 2019

Nitin MehtaNitin MehtaCEO
Tomini Shipping
We worked hard to secure the financing deals that we were nominated for. It was a real boost to have this recognised at the Awards.

Deal of the Year Winner 2019

Capt. Abdulkareem Al MasabiCapt. Abdulkareem Al MasabiCEO
ADNOC Logistics & Services
This recognition from our industry was an honor. Our company has been through a major transformation over the past few years and the positive effects are recognised through this Award.

Shipping Company of the Year Winner 2019

Mohammad JaberMohammad JaberCOO
Agility (Abu Dhabi) PJSC
I love winning, winning provides motivation to perform above & beyond, this award is a reflection of our entire Agility team’s commitment towards excellence in Logistic services

Transportation and Logistics Award Winner 2019

Mohammed Al MuallemMohammed Al MuallemCEO & MD,
DP World, UAE Region
This award is a testimony to our commitment to build on our core logistics services to support our customers and be ready to meet emerging market demands. Our focus is on adding value to transport cargo faster and better for those who place their trust in our capabilities as trade enablers. By increasing productivity at our terminals, we have created one of the most efficient and robust supply chains in the region with multimodal connectivity. DP World, UAE Region strives to create the most productive, efficient and safe solutions not just for trade but also for the broader environment and the ecosystem in which we operate.
Rajiv AgarwalRajiv AgarwalCEO & MD
Essar Ports
This was a wonderful evening, and everyone had a good time. Winning this award was the icing on the cake.

The Environment Protection Award Winner 2019

Mr. Richard von BerlepschMr. Richard von BerlepschManaging Director, Fleet Management,
Hapag-Lloyd AG
We believe that LNG will be an important fuel and bridging technology for the future and to get this Award shows that our initiatives in this field are attracting attention.

The Green Shipping Award Winner 2019

Ms. Irem GokmenMs. Irem GokmenArea Sales Director AMB & India, Marine Products
Massterly AS
We really enjoyed taking part in the TMS Awards. It was a welcome surprise to be rewarded with the Technology/Innovation Award, which will focus attention on the work we are doing.

The Technology/Innovations Award Winner 2019

Sanjeev VakilSanjeev VakilCEO
Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training
This is such an important Award as it will help us promote the educational courses we offer right around the world.

The Maritime Education & Training Award Winner 2019

Julien HornJulien HornRegional Director Middle East & Africa
TT Club
Winning the award was completely unexpected and TT Club’s Dubai team had a fantastic night celebrating at the event. We would like to thank all our members for their continued support.

Marine Insurer of the Year Winner 2019

Mohammad HesamiMohammad HesamiSr. Key Account Manager
These are the most prestigious awards for our region without doubt, and everyone wants to win. So, we were delighted that honoured that the Judges gave this award to us . A great team effort by all the employees of DNVGL Middle East & Indian Sub-continent

Classification Society of the Year Winner 2019

Capt. Mohamed Al AliCapt. Mohamed Al Ali SVP Shipping Management
ADNOC Logistics & Services
I must thank The Maritime Standard for putting on these awards and for the quality of the occasion. Our commitment to supporting the energy, oil and gas sectors is demonstrated by this Award.

Energy, Oil and Gas Shipping Award Winner 2019

Ronald LichteneckerRonald LichteneckerManaging Director
GAC Group
GAC’s long presence in the market, dedicated and experienced staff and our global network and resources have contributed to this win. We will continue to adapt to changes and innovate to help our customers navigate today’s rapidly evolving market.

Ship Agency of the Year Winner 2019

Haitham Al-TaiHaitham Al-TaiGeneral Manager-Finance & Corporate Support
Oman Drydock Company
It was a great honour to be selected for the Best Practices Award. This reflects the progress that we have made and is a credit to the whole team at Oman Drydocks.

Best Practices Award Winner 2019


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