Capt Rado Antolovic, CEO and managing director, DP World - Maritime Services Division, was awarded ‘Personality of the Year 2019’ at the 16th Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa.
In a glittering awards ceremony awarding the best of the regional maritime industry, Eng Hessa Al Malek, marine transport – executive director, Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, was given the Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector Award.
Bader Naser Al Khashti, chairman of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, was announced as winner of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Outstanding Achievement Award 2019 was given to Capt Abdulkareem Al Masabi, chief executive officer, Adnoc Logistics & Services & Chairman, UAE Shipping Association.
The Investment in People Award went to Bahri; Deal of the Year was awarded to HFW in support of Abu Dhabi Ports & Cosco Ports; Newcomer of the Year award was won by Al-Iraqia Shipping Services and Oil Trading (AISSOT); and the Business Enabler of the Year award was given to Dubai Maritime City.
Taking place on the first evening of UAE Maritime Week, which is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the awards are a highlight in the shipping awards calendar which recognise personalities and organisations that have made significant market impacts across the past year.
Other award winners include:
• Contribution to the Development of the Regional Maritime Cluster Award - Winner: DP World - UAE Region; High Commendation: Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria Ltd
• Green Shipping Award - Winner: Seacor Offshore Dubai
• Safety & Quality Award - Winner: Drydocks World Dubai ; High Commendation: Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Company (ASRY)
• Education & Training Award : Winner: Oman Ship Management Company; High Commendation: Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
• Corporate Social Responsibility Award: Winner: Essar Ports Ltd; High Commendation: Abu Dhabi Ports – SAFEEN
• Technical Innovation Award: Winner: Seacor Offshore Dubai
• Maritime Supply Chain & Logistics Award: Winner: LogiPoint
• Shipping Company of the Year: Winner: Oman Ship Management Company; High Commendation: Bahri
• Shipyard of the Year: Winner: Albwardy Damen
• Port & Terminal Operator Award: Winner: Abu Dhabi Ports
• Ship Agent Award: Winner: Kanoo Shipping
• Maritime Services Award: Winner: Abu Dhabi Ports – SAFEEN
• Africa Maritime Award: Winner: Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA)
• Indian Subcontinent Award: Winner: Indian Ports Association