The Ship Efficiency Awards were launched by Fathom to give recognition to excellence in efficient operations, technological innovation and energy efficiency in the shipping industry. These awards put the spotlight on the individuals and companies continuing to make a real difference in advancing leaner, more efficient and sustainable shipping operations.
The 2015 awards, hosted by Lloyd’s Register, will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on 9th September 2015 and promise to be a highlight of not only Ship Efficiency: The Event, but also London International Shipping Week 2015.
“It is important that, as an industry, we raise the profile of all efforts that are striving to ensure a long-term, sustainable future for the commercial shipping industry” said Alison Jarabo, Managing Director, Fathom.
“The sheer number and quality of the entries that Fathom received last year was testament to the fantastic efforts occurring and we are looking forward to seeing what the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015 will reveal”, she continued.
This year, the Ship Efficiency Awards will once again host a highly esteemed judging panel, including Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General/COO BIMCO; Oskar Levander, VP Innovation, Engineering & Technology Rolls-Royce; Roger Strevens, VP Global Head of Environment Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics; and Tristan Smith, Lecturer University College London.
The judging proceedings will be overseen by the awards’ Chairman Katharine Palmer, Environmental Manager, Lloyd’s Register.
“It is important that we properly celebrate and promote those furthering the knowledge and possibilities for the wider industry so that all can benefit. Despite a number of awards schemes within the shipping industry, none are specifically dedicated to maritime efficiency,” she said.
“These awards have been developed in order to address this and ensure that the industry leaders are prominently identified and we are very proud to be supporting them once again.”
The Ship Efficiency Awards are divided into six different categories: Energy Efficiency Solution, Environmental Technology, Initiative of the Year, Sustainable Ship Operator of the Year, The One to Watch and The Outstanding Contribution to Ship Efficiency Award (as voted by the public).
Nominations for these awards are now officially open and the deadline for entries is 7th July. Shortlisted finalists for each award category will be announced in August. Winners will be announced during the Ship Efficiency Awards ceremony on 9th September, 2015.
Only projects or achievements that have taken place in the last 12 months (2014-2015) will be eligible for the 2015 awards. Each award has specified criteria that entries must meet and demonstrate in order to be eligible.
More details on how to nominate an organisation or an individual, criteria and rules and conditions can be found at www.fathomshippingevents.com