Lloyd’s List Global Award winners revealed (source: Lloyd’s List)
A chance to thank the players that bring out the best in global shipping
THE great and the good of international shipping gathered in London last night to celebrate the industry’s success stories at the annual Lloyd’s List Global Awards.
More than five hundred of the industry’s most senior executives turned out to discover the winners at the maritime sector’s most prestigious prizegiving and to recognise the people and businesses that have led the way through innovation, acumen and bravery over the past 12 months.
The coveted Company of the Year award went to Costamare having impressed the independent panel of judges with “a quality operation, an enviable set of results and ambitious expansion strategy”.
The newsmaker of the year award, which this year was chosen for the first time by Lloyd’s List readers, went to Soren Skou, chief executive of Maersk Line.
The Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognises an individual who has contributed to the wellbeing of the industry in a profound way throughout his or her career, went to Ravi Mehrotra, executive chairman of the Foresight Group.
Speaking at the opening of the ceremony, Richard Meade, editor of Lloyd’s List, told the guests that the key aim of the event was to support the best in the shipping business, but also the best in shipping generally, from courageous seafarers, to innovators who by their inventions save lives, to organisations that go the extra mile to improve environmental standards.
“We see these awards as a reminder of the importance of this industry to both commerce and social good. At Lloyd’s List, we also see it as annual chance to thank you, the upholders of the best in this industry, for your contribution, ” he said.
A full picture gallery and video report of the event will be available on Lloydslist.com shortly
The 2014 roll of honour:
Port Operator Award: DP World Southampton
Ship Operator Award: Berge Bulk Singapore
Amver Assisted Rescue at Sea Award: The crew of Crown Sapphire
Training Award: Magsaysay Maritime
Corporate Social Responsibility Award: CMA CGM
Environment Award: DFDS
Innovation Award: The Lynceus Project
Safety Award: Pacific Basin Shipping
Deal of the Year: Euronav
Maritime Lawyer of the Year: Michael Kingston, DWF
Seafarer of the Year: Park Ji-young
Company of the Year: Costamare
Newsmaker of the Year: Soren Skou, chief executive Maersk Line
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ravi Mehrotra, executive chairman of the Foresight Group