About the Awards
A glittering, high quality occasion, attended by key decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, The Maritime Standard Awards recognise the achievements of the industry’s outstanding performers and celebrate and reward their successes. Despite being launched only six years ago, The Maritime Standard (TMS) Awards has earned the right to be referred to as the region’s premiere shipping and maritime awards event.
All of the events that have taken place to date have been graced with the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, underlining the esteem in which they are held. Also, all have been staged at the prestigious Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, Dubai.
The 2019 Awards were notable for many well-deserved presentations. In total, 20 awards were handed to individuals and companies following the deliberations of the judging panel. In addition to the awards determined by the judging panel, there were a number of special awards presented by the TMS team for particularly impressive levels of performance. The Maritime Standard Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Eng. Abdullah Aldubaikhi of Bahri; The Personality of the Year Award was given to Captain Mohammed Juma Al Shamsi of Abu Dhabi Ports; The Excellence in Shipping Award went to Sharjah Ports Authority’s Yaqoub Abdullah; while the Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Imtiaz Shaikh, founder of Tomini Shipping, for his achievements in over 30 years in the industry.Other awards selected by The Maritime Standard included Dr Aisha Al Busmait, who was the recipient of the Woman in Shipping award, and Ananda Senanayake of Lanka Shipping and Logistics, who was named Young Person in Shipping. The winner of the Deal of the Year was Tomini Shipping of the UAE, while Dubai Maritime City was presented with the Editor’s Choice Award.Preparations for the 7th Annual Maritime Standard Awards are now well underway. They will again take place at the Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai in November 2020. More details will appear on this website as and when they are confirmed.