Judging panel assembled for The Maritime Standard Awards 2018

The judging panel for The Maritime Standard Awards 2018, to be held on Monday 15th October at the iconic Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, has now been confirmed. Chaired by The Maritime Standard Editor, Clive Woodbridge, the panel is made up of experienced, well respected individuals that have been drawn from many different fields and countries.

This year The Maritime Standard is pleased to confirm that the judges will comprise: Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard; Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World; Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Chief Executive, ADNOC Logistics & Services; Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC); Angus Frew, Secretary General and Chief Executive, BIMCO; Capt Anoop Kumar Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation of India; Capt David Stockley, Chief Operating Officer, Oman Shipping Company; Capt. Jitendra Misra, Managing Director, Emarat Maritime; Dr Mustafa Massad, President, Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies; Capt S.R. Patnaik, Director and Chief Executive Officer, International Shipping and Logistics; Ruwan Waidyaratne, Chairman of CASA and Managing Director of Hayley’s Advantis; and Eng. Sherine El Naggar, Chairman, AK Naggar Group.

All the judges for The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 are experts in their fields, with many years of experience in shipping, ports, ship agency and logistics, maritime training and other areas of the maritime industry. The judges independently assess the nominations and submit marks based on predetermined criteria to ensure a transparent and fair process.

Mr Woodbridge said: “We are deeply grateful that these experts in their respective fields have agreed to sit on the judging panel this year. Their participation will ensure that the reputation of the Awards is further enhanced and that the winners on the night can rightfully claim that they are indeed the ‘best of the best’.”

The Maritime Standard Awards is a glittering ceremony that recognises exceptional achievements and innovations within the region. Over 700 prominent personalities are expected to attend the gala dinner and awards, representing many of the biggest and most prominent companies within the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.

Trevor Pereira, Managing Director, added: “We are delighted that these leading figures in the industry, whose knowledge spans many different market segments and geographical regions, have agreed to be part of the judging process. Their expertise and integrity are unquestionable and the industry can have every faith in their judgment in adjudicating who are the most worthy winners in all categories.”

There will be around 28 different awards presented on the night, covering a range of activities in shipping, ports, and related sectors.