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Seatrade Awards 2009 Ceremony

Seatrade Awards 2009 Ceremony
Over 350 members of the maritime community celebrated the outstanding contributions made over the last year for safe, efficient and environmentally friendly shipping at the Seatrade Awards Ceremony Dinner.

Over 350 members of the maritime community celebrated the outstanding contributions made over the last year for safe, efficient and environmentally friendly shipping at the Seatrade Awards Ceremony Dinner.

Guest of Honour Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport, presented the awards and Tim Sebastian former BBC foreign correspondent and presenter of HARDtalk hosted the awards ceremony.

The Seatrade Awards programme rewards new ideas and concepts that have proved themselves in early operational use and awarding those at the forefront of new thinking. The independent judging panel chaired by Efthimios Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the IMO, selected the winners of the 2009 awards.



SEATRADE PERSONALITY 2009
Dr Helmut Sohmen, Chairman, the BW Group was presented with the Seatrade Personality Award for 2009 in recognition of a remarkable career at the helm of the world's outstanding bulk shipping groups, as a leader and innovator in industry affairs over many years and as a strong supporter of education and academic research worldwide.

Dr Helmut Sohmen received the Seatrade Personality 2009 Award from Guest of Honour, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport.



SEATRADE GLOBAL PERFORMER 2009
(Award sponsored by Korean Register)
David Moorhouse CBE, Chairman, Lloyd"s Register was presented with the Seatrade Global Performer 2009 Award, for his contribution to the global maritime industry since his appointment as Chairman of Lloyd"s Register in November 1999.

David Moorhouse CBE, Chairman, Lloyd"s Register receiving the Seatrade Global Performer 2009 Award from Guest of Honour, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport and sponsor, Oh Kong-gyun, Chairman & CEO, Korean Register.

SEATRADE YOUNG PERSON IN SHIPPING 2009
(Award sponsored by Drydocks World)

Yudhishthir Khatau, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Varun Shipping Company Limited was presented with the Seatrade Young Person in Shipping Award for 2009. The Award recognised the strong contribution he has made as President of the Indian National Shipowners Association and active member of its Tonnage Tax Committee, as well as his role on the Board of BIMCO and as the Counsellor for BIMCO 39, the platform for young people in shipping.

Yudhishthir Khatau receiving the Seatrade Young Person in Shipping 2009 Award from Guest of Honour, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport and sponsor, Geoff Taylor, Executive Chairman, Drydocks World, with Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade and Efthimios Mitropoulos, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization.



SAFETY AT SEA
(Award sponsored by Lloyd"s Register)

Winner:
Survival Systems International, USA
Triple5 lifeboat Release Mechanism

Bob Gray, General Manager, Survival Systems International, receiving the Award for Safety at Sea from Guest of Honour, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport and sponsor, David Moorhouse CBE, Chairman, Lloyd"s Register.

Runners up:

Concateno Plc ? Medscreen, UK
Benzene biomonitoring service for seafarers

Minimax GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Minifog Marine XP

PROTECTION OF THE MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT
(Award sponsored by ABS)

Winner:
Hempel A/S, Denmark
HEMPASIL X3

Jesper Christensen, Regional Marine Director, Hempel UK, receiving the Award for Protection of the Marine and Atmospheric Environment from Guest of Honour, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport and sponsor, William Sember, President, Europe Division, ABS.

Runners up:

Environmental Protection Engineering S.A, Greece
MBR System for onboard treatment of black and grey water

Jeppesen Marine Inc., USA
Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solutions


INNOVATION IN SHIP OPERATIONS
(Award sponsored by Germanischer Lloyd)

Winner:
Marinvest Engineering AB, Sweden
?Help me Home? emergency drive for large, slow speed diesel engines

Roger Karlsson, Technical Director and Bo Bengtsson, Senior Technical Advisor, Marinvest Engineering AB, receiving the Award for Innovation in Ship Operations from Guest of Honour, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport and sponsor, Günther Albers, Commercial Manager, Germanischer Lloyd.

Runners up:

DK Group Netherlands B.V., Netherlands
Air Cavity System

Intelligent Engineering Ltd., UK
Sandwich Plate System: ?SPS Overlay?

OMC International Pty Ltd., Australia
DUKC® PPU and DUKC® VTS Real-time under keel clearance management for in-transit navigation

INVESTMENT IN PEOPLE

(Award sponsored by North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA))

Winner:
International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO), UK
Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS)

Captain Howard Snaith, Director: Marine, Ports, Terminal, Chemicals & Environmental section, INTERTANKO, receiving the Award for Investment in People from Guest of Honour, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport and sponsor, Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director, NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association).

Runners up:

Singapore Maritime Academy, Singapore
Education/training of maritime professionals

Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd, Singapore
Certification and verification of crew appraisal and training system DNV Seaskill

JOHN A. HADJIPATERAS SCHOLARSHIP 2009

For the ninth year, the John A. Hadjipateras scholarships ? worth a total of £11,000 ? were presented to two promising graduates, Kyriaki Tsilaki and Tom Hinrich Eckelmann both of whom are studying MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance at London"s City University, Cass Business School.

Kyriaki Tsilaki and Tom Hinrich Eckelmann receiving the 2009 John A. Hadjipateras Scholarship.

Source: Seatrade

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