Evangelos Marinakis, Pavlos Ioannidis, Maran Tankers, Carras (Hellas), Aspida and Naftika Chronika among the winners at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards held on 24 November 2017
27 November 2017: SHIPOWNER Evangelos M. Marinakis was named Greek Shipping Personality of the Year for 2017 and veteran Onassis Group personality Pavlos J. Ioannidis was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Athens on Friday, November 24 at the 14th annual Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards.
A record attendance of fully 1,200 Greek and international shipping personalities gathered at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel for the 2017 event, organised by Lloyd’s List, the international maritime information provider since 1734.
They hailed the brightest performers for 2017, including some of the industry’s best-known personalities and companies, and enjoyed an exciting event programme that reflected increasing interest in digitalisation and its impact on the future of the shipping industry.
ClassNK, a longtime supporter of the event, was once again overall lead sponsor of the Greek Shipping Awards.
Greece’s minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Panagiotis Kouroumblis, opened the ceremonies and presented a donation on behalf of the event organisers to ‘Argo’, the charity supporting children with special needs in the families of Greek seafarers.
Guests enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail reception hosted by the Malta Ship Registry while China Classification Society offered a champagne toast to the health of Greek shipping that has become one of the traditions of the event.
The annual awards, which recognise achievement within the Greek shipping community and in the Greek shipping market place, were hosted by Lloyd’s List’s Athens Correspondent Nigel Lowry and co-host Andriana Paraskevopoulou, a leading Greek broadcaster and news anchorwoman for Greek state broadcaster ERT.
Winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges representing a broad cross-section of the Greek shipping industry.
The Awards are supported by prominent bodies in the Greek shipping industry, including the Union of Greek Shipowners, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee. Supporting organisations also include The Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association, the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – Helmepa, the Hellenic Shipbrokers’ Association, the Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies, the Propeller Club, International Port of Piraeus, WISTA Hellas, the Association of Banking & Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping, and the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration.
Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2017
Dry Cargo Company of the Year
Tanker Company of the Year
Maran Tankers Management
Passenger Line of the Year
Golden Star Ferries
Shipbroker of the Year
Shipping Financier of the Year
Technical Achievement Award
Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection
Piraeus International Centre Award
International Personality of the Year
Captain Fu Chengqiu
Seafarer of the Year
Capt. Iakovos Daniil
Achievement in Education or Training
Maria Tsakos TCM Training Centre
Ship of the Year
Next Generation Shipping Award
Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award
Lloyd’s List/Propeller Club Lifetime Achievement Award
Pavlos J. Ioannidis
Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year
John Michael Radziwill
Greek Shipping Personality of the Year
Evangelos M. Marinakis