Hong Kong – ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda was honored with the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award at the Seatrade Asia Awards on 21 June 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the maritime sector in Asia.
Held annually by London-based maritime media company Seatrade Communications, the Seatrade Asia Awards recognizes excellence in such fields as innovation, safety, and education within the Asian maritime industry. The awards ceremony was held in the JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong with the attendance of almost 400 people from all over the maritime industry.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ueda said: “As chairman and president of ClassNK, it has been my mission to ensure that our classification society would make a positive and lasting impact on the maritime industry. I am deeply honored to receive this award, a symbol that we have achieved some small part of this goal”.
ClassNK was also awarded with the “Classification Society Award” and the “Technical Innovation Award” by a distinguished panel of judges. This marks the third consecutive year for ClassNK to be awarded the Classification Society Award. These selections were based on ClassNK’s commitment to innovation and activities in the greater Asian maritime industry and its dedication to contributing to the intellectual development of the industry over the past year. The awards were received by Mr. Ueda on behalf of ClassNK.