Ghana Shippers and Maritime awards kickstarts with a bang

The first ever awards for the Shipping Industry took place over the weekend at the Labadi Beach Hotel and it has taken the standard of Corporate Awards to a whole new level

Organised by Ninetyeightz Events, the Company behind the Ghana Aviation Awards, the first ever Ghana Shippers Awards recognised key players and organisation in the Shipping Industry in a very well attended colourful event that will forever remain on the minds of all participant.

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Delivering the welcoming address, the CEO of Ninetyeightz Events, Bergis Kojo Frimpong indicated that Ghana’s discovery of oil in commercial quantities cannot be written in the history books without an honourable mention of the Marine and Shipping Industry players.

He indicated that the awards which is the first of its kind will be an annual event to recognition individuals and organisations who serve Ghana through the Shipping Industry because Ghana is nothing without the Shipping Industry

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The shipping industry generates Ghana’s highest revenue with a contribution of over 80% of Government’s total revenue generated in 2016

Present at the event was Madam Beatrice Vormawaa, Ghana’s first Lady Ship Captain. Acknowledged and called on to give an impromptu address, she indicated that women should take interest in working as seafarers because it is an area women can equally excel as man

She revealed that working as seafarer has given her and her colleagues a broader view of life and instilled in her a sense of discipline and attention to details.

shippers maritime awardsAccording to her,” even though going to sea is tough, anyone who goes into it comes out seasoned, independent, ambitious and intelligent.”

She called on young ladies to take up the challenge of becoming seafarer because with the requisite training, it is an area they can excel with flying colours and will never regret making that bold step

Consolidated Shipping, McDan Shipping, West Blue Shipping, Red Sea Services and Maersk Line were the biggest winners on the day

Below are details of award;

GHANA MARITME & SHIPPING AWARDS -2017

FINAL APPROVED AWARD LIST                                                                          

  1. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF AWARDEES

In recognising deserving individuals and companies operating in Ghana’s maritime industry, the Consultants and the Final Award Panel gave consideration to:

  • Entries from companies after the award nominations advertisement, and who submitted the required information and data on their operational activities.
  • Local Content i.e. local companies who submitted entries for the various categories
  • Evidence of industry excellence by companies’ activities, and their capacity for delivering quality services.
  • Encouragement to small and medium companies in the maritime and shipping sector who are making giant strides in their respective operations.
  • Finally, recognition of industry players – personalities, organisations and companies by the Final Award Panel, who have made significant contributions to Ghana’s Maritime and Shipping Industry from inception and date.

AWARD DETAILS

No. of Entries  (Companies)

Entries with  Full Details

Categories to be Awarded

Winners

Runners-up

Future Prospect of the Year

18

18

Freight Forwarder of the Year

McDan Shipping  Company Ltd

Transglobal Logistics Limited

Damco Logistics Ghana Limited

8

8

Maritime Logistics Award

Antrak Logistics Ghana Limited

Total Logistics Ltd

Apex Shipping Company Limited

11

11

Break Bulk /Project Cargo Transport And Handling Award

Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited

9

9

Liner Shipping Company of the year

Maersk Line Ghana Limited

14

13

Ship Agency of the Year

Maersk Line Ghana Limited

Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited

 

5

4

Company with the Best Safety And Security Record Of The Year

Maersk Line Ghana Limited

 

3

3

Technology/Innovations Awards (Commercial)

Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited

 

N

5

5

Technology/Innovations Awards (MDA/Consultancy))

Westblue Consulting Ghana

 

1

1

Sustainable Development for the Year

Redsea Maritime Services

 

1

1

Best Shore Handling Company of the Year

Redsea Maritime Services

 

3

3

Best Bank in Export and Import Finance

GT Bank Ghana

Access Bank Ghana

 

2

2

Best Company in Marine Insurance (H&M/Cargo) & Ship Finance

Star Assurance Company Ltd.

Omega Marine

 

3

3

Customer Service Award

Damco Logistics Ghana Limited

UT Logistics Ltd

 

1

1

Best in Marine Environmental & Waste Management

Zeal Environmental Technologies Ghana Limited

 

4

1

Best Media House focused on Maritime and Shipping for the Year

BFT

 

1

1

Best Reporter in maritime and shipping news

Dela Russell Ocloo – Daily Graphic

 

3

3

Socially Responsible Company of The Year

OMA Ghana Limited

Kanshipp Ghana Limited

 

1

1

Stevedoring Company of The Year

Agilent Maritime Services Limited

 

 

  1. SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORY

Special Awards

Instn./Person

Individuals

Organisation

Reason

Approved by

Maritime Education and Training Award

Regional Maritime University

1

Being the only recognised international maritime training institution in West Africa.

FAP

Maritime Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Asuma Banda – Antrak

Mr. Seth Dowuona- Adonai Shipping

2

For pioneering role & invaluable services to the maritime and shipping industry.

FAP

Posthumous Achievement Award

Capt. Tekyi-Menson (deceased)

1

For his pioneering role as Ghana’s first Ship Captain and later MD of Black Star Line.

FAP

National Maritime Security Award

Ghana Navy

1

For their continuous invaluable services in protecting the territorial maritime boundaries of Ghana.

FAP

Contribution to the Growth of the Maritime Industry

-Ing. Alfred Fafali Adagbedu

-Capt. Francis Boakye

 

2

 

Owner of SeaWorld Engineering Company and Owner of 2 Vessels.

Owner of Flatsea Marine Company

FAP

Female Maritime Personality

Captain. Georgina Jopap

 

 

Former IMO Representative for West and Central Africa

FAP

Legion of Honour

Dr Kofi Mbiah

1

CEO – Ghana Shippers Authority

FAP

Maritime Personality of the Year

Dr  MacDonald Vasnani

1

Owner/CEO – Conship

For being the only local Ship Captain who has transitioned into maritime business.

FAP

Significant Maritime Achiever of the Year

Mr Paul Asare Ansah

1

Current Director-General of GPHA. For significant commitment and involvement in ports improvement and expansion projects.

FAP

Special Award

Ghana Maritime Authority

1

Regulator for the Maritime Industry

FAP

Special Award

Ghana Revenue Authority/Customs Division

1

Strategic Partner to Maritime Industry

FAP

Special Award

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority

1

Strategic Partner – Port Operations

FAP

Special Award

Maritime Professionals’ Club (MPC)

1

Key Manpower Body for Maritime Industry

FAP

Special Mention

“Eye on Ports” – TV programme by GPHA

 

1

Special media programme on the Maritime Industry.

FAP

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