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Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2019: The winners

The Lloyd’s List Global Awards are the culmination of the Lloyd’s List Excellence in Shipping Awards 2019

THE winners of the Lloyd’s List Global Awards represent the shipping industry’s brightest and best, demonstrating greatness in key categories ranging from supply chain management and innovation, to port management, to safety and training.

Drawing from our list of regional event winners in Asia, SAMEA, Europe and the Americas, the Lloyd’s List judging panel were given the unenviable task of deciding on an overall global winner in each category.

It is our pleasure to now reveal the final list of Global Awards winners for 2019, as well as the reasons why they deserve the top prize.


Reefer reliability is a major issue and the panel felt that Cargosmart’s innovative application of digital systems to provide a solution deserved their support.

By leveraging Internet of Things and AI technology, our panel felt that the company had delivered a proven improvement to operational efficiency and planning.


The judging panel was impressed by the upgrade that PHILCAMSAT delivered last year with the development of a new IMO Model Course.

By bringing in behavioural experts to its faculty, their enhanced focus on human element in maritime safety and enabling management level officers to develop effective critical thinking in the face of challenging onboard situations was a welcome step forward in developing Filipino maritime personnel standards.


Many aspire to create a truly ‘smart port’, but Rotterdam World Gateway has demonstrated what is possible with the implementation of data and automation technology.

Our judges were looking for tangible examples of genuine innovation and they found it in spades at RWG, where even the testing to continuously improve efficiency of their automation is fully automated.


HFW impressed with the breadth and complexity of the work it has undertaken globally. It also grew the size of its shipping team, strategically expanding the office network.

While there was little to separate the top-notch quality across our short-listed firms this year, the judges praised HFW for their consistent attention to detail, impressive record and experience in dealing with high-value and complex shipping disputes.


It was Drydocks World Dubai’s commitment to ‘Zero Harm to People and the Environment’ that led to its award for Excellence in Environmental Management.

While the competition from outstanding regional winners made the global choice a very close run decision, Drydocks World Dubai’s unerring pursuit of this strategic mantra, and the impressive results they were able to provide as evidence of its effectiveness, led to the decision to award them the overall global winner award this year.


The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator embodied everything the awards were established to champion and the judges described the results achieved thus far as important and impressive.

This is the first accelerator of its kind globally, hastening the adoption of digital technology for safety and risk in critical industries, including the maritime sector. The programme facilitates and guides collaboration between innovative digital startups and industry corporates, to make the world a safer place.


MOL’s bold bid to acquire Nordic Tankers stood to reason amid wider market consolidation, but also in terms of efficiency and service network.

By adding Nordic Tankers’ fleet, the company now operates more than 80 chemical tankers, is the second largest operator in the sector and continues to grow.


Eastern Pacific Shipping emerged as the first tonnage provider to invest in Dual-Fuel LNG technology at scale, but that was just part of a much wider commitment to green shipping and technology that saw our judging panel unanimously declare this company the stand-out winner against a field of impressive entries.

In the eyes of our judges, this is a “bold, dynamic company committing to a green, safe and efficient future for the industry”.

For more information on the Lloyd’s List Global Awards winners, and to see which companies were also nominated, you can download our special Global Awards 2019 supplement here.

Celebrate your success in 2020

Missed out this year? Fear not as the 2020 Excellence in Shipping awards programme is now open for entries across all regions. We look forward to celebrating with you at the end of 2020 at our ceremonies in Dubai, Singapore, New York and London.

For information about all the regional awards and how to enter, go to lloydslist.com/awards

Why not sponsor an event?

Attracting a huge online engagement, high profile guests on the night and significant interest from the industry, sponsoring our awards is a fantastic opportunity to raise your profile within the industry, whether you are looking to increase brand awareness, gain exposure, generate leads or just position yourself as a market leader.

For any questions regarding sponsorship of the 2020 Awards series, please contact Natasha Dwyer:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7551 9175

Email: natasha.dwyer@informa.com

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