The TMS Awards closes for nominations in just 48 hours’ time on August 17th. So please act fast if you want to enter this year’s event.
Once the deadline passes, all the validated entries will be sent to a carefully selected panel of judges who make up the judging panel. Chaired by Clive Woodbridge, TMS Editor, this year the panel comprises: Abdullah Bin Damitham, CCO, DP World; Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC); Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Chief Executive, ADNOC Logistics & Services; Angus Frew, Secretary General & CEO, BIMCO; H.E. Eng. Hessa Bint Ahmed Al Malek, Marine Transport Executive Director, Federal Transport Authority-Land & Maritime; Capt. David Stockley, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Oman Shipping Company; Capt. Anoop Kumar Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation of India; Capt. Jitendra Misra, Managing Director, Emarat Maritime; Ruwan Waidyaratne, Chairman of CASA and Managing Director of Hayley’s Advantis Limited; Dr. Mustafa Massad, Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies; Eng. Sherine El Naggar, Chairman, AK Naggar Group; and Capt. S.R. Patnaik, Director and Chief Executive Officer, International Shipping and Logistics.
Each of the judges are assigned entries that do not conflict with their particular area of operation, and then mark them against a set of agreed criteria. Their score sheets are then collated and verified to determine the winning entry in each category.
Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard, says, “This is always an exciting time, when the process is moved on to the judges, who have been carefully selected for their knowledge and expertise. We believe it is the most independent, transparent judging process of any awards, and ensures that only the most deserved entries are selected.”
There is still time, just about, to get an entry in. Clive Woodbridge adds, “The panel is ready and waiting to get their hands on this year’s entries but we want to make sure that we have as broad a range of applications as possible. So, if you want to be a part of this process, don’t delay.”
The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 will take place at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai on Monday October 15th. There will be around 30 different awards presented on the night, covering a range of activities in shipping, ports, and related sectors. The majority of these will be selected by the eminent panel of independent judges, with some special awards awarded by the team at TMS. A full list of categories can now be found on the website http://www.tmsawards.com/award-categories/