2017 Award Categories

Entries have now closed for the 2017 Seatrade Awards, but you can view this year's categories below

New for 2017! Intelligent Shipping Awards
Entries for these categories are judged by our independent judging panels

Digital Technology Award
Sponsored by China Classificaton Society
Demonstrating a significant contribution to moving the maritime industry along the digital technology track
dp world

Cyber Security Award
Sponsored by DP World
Recognising a solution to the challenge of improving the robustness, accessibility and cost effectiveness in cyber security across the whole maritime industry


Efficiency Award
Focusing on contributions to making real fuel cost savings or enhancing the commercial usability of new fuels such as LNG, fuel cells, methanol electricity etc.

Industry Awards
Entries for these categories are judged by our independent judging panels

Safety at Sea
Sponsored by Lloyds Register
Significant technical or procedural improvements leading to reduction of risk to human life at sea.
UKShipRegister CMYK 

Clean Shipping
Sponsored by UK Ship Register
The introduction of new, or significant improvements of existing technology which will support the objective of Clean Shipping.
Investment in People
Sponsored by Inmarsat
This award will recognise a significant contribution to the recruitment, training, retention and advancement of the industry’s most valuable asset, its people.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award - Judged by readers of Seatrade Maritime News
This award recognises a leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy or initiative delivered in the last year. The policy must have successfully contributed to the welfare of the company’s employees, its local community and its business performance overall.
Deal of the Year – Judged by the Seatrade Editorial Board
This award recognises a significant business deal in the international maritime industry supporting its growth and sustainability. The Seatrade Editorial Board are looking for background information on the deal; the impact it had on the company; an indication of the complexities of the deal; any innovative features, how it was done and the final transaction value in US$.

Personality & Community Awards
Nominations for these awards are invited from the international business community and the winners chosen by Seatrade

Personality of the Year 2017
Awarded to an individual who has made a major contribution to the shipping industry in any field.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
Sponsored by ABS
This award is to honour an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to shipping and the maritime industry.
Global Performer 2017
Sponsored by DNV GL
Awarded to a company or organisation that has made a major contribution to the shipping industry in any field.
Young Person of the Year 2017
Presented to an individual under 45 who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry.

2017 Sponsors

abs Bureau Veritas china classification society DP World logo2 inmarsat lloyds register