BIMCO launches award nominations in search of shipping industry excellence

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BimcoBIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, is now calling for nominations for its prestigious awards, to be presented in Hamburg in November 2015.

Angus Frew, Secretary General at BIMCO, said: “We are looking forward to receiving nominations from across the industry for the BIMCO Awards this year.

“The awards are focused on the quality and innovation shown by the companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry, and entry is not restricted to members of BIMCO.”

The first BIMCO Awards were launched last year at the association’s annual conference in Dubai. This year, the awards will be presented during a celebratory dinner at BIMCO’s 2015 annual conference in Hamburg.

Nominations  for appropriate companies or individuals can be made online and the deadline is 25 September 2015. The award categories are:

BIMCO Shipping Company of the Year – for a shipping company which has recently demonstrated innovative customer service, business profitability and solid service reliability.

BIMCO Contracts and Clauses Award – for a company or person which/who has produced the best recent publication on international maritime contractual issues, has been a prolific user of BIMCO forms in the past 12 months, has promoted harmonisation in the contractual area of shipping based on BIMCO’s contracts and clauses.

BIMCO Education and Training Award – for a company which has invested in new facilities and/or courses, delivered growth in number of students/graduates, demonstrated innovative teaching methods/techniques.

BIMCO Regional Shipping Personality of the Year – for an individual who has made an exceptional personal contribution to the shipping industry in Europe in the past 12 months. For example, this can be a demonstration of their contribution to outstanding commercial success for their company, contribution to the profile of their company or to the shipping industry in the region, innovative approach or dedication to the industry’s success.

BIMCO’s President Philippe Louis-Dreyfus will also present a special award during the event. Full details on BIMCO’s awards and the Hamburg conference are available at