The online voting process has started at where participants can cast their votes online up to 4th of September, 2020. The winners will be the ones attracted the most online votes and the results will be announced on the day before the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum.

Nominations shortlisted for the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Awards include the following organisations per category:

SAFETY4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award

  • Cosco Shipping Bulk has been nominated for providing a full range of ship management services consisted of quality, environment, energy, occupational health and safety, social responsibility, internal control, and risk management system.
  • Intership Navigation has been nominated for its commitment to provide excellence in ship management services. The company employs more than 3,500 seafarers on board its ships and has its own fully owned training school in Manila, in which seafarers are being extensively educated and trained.
  • Target Marine SA has been nominated for providing reliable and efficient technical ship management services. The company’s dry Fleet consists of Supramax and Kamsarmax Tonnage, traditional LME Panamaxes and the latest Ultramax designs under construction.
  • V.Group has been nominated for ensuring all operations, staff, suppliers and contractors are aligned with company’s long-term sustainability strategy which makes strong commitments and sets ambitious targets. To this end, a Sustainability Committee was formed in 2019.
  • Wallem has been nominated for putting wellness at sea as a top priority during COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, amid these challenging times, Wallem has openly voiced concerns over crew change issue, urging shipping industry to join forces and come up with a strategic solution soonest possible within the next 6-9 months.


SAFETY4SEA Tanker Operator Award

  • LSC has been nominated for being well known as an operator of a young fleet of modern, well maintained and efficient vessels where crew welfare, safety awareness and environmental conscientiousness are the foundations of the company culture.
  • Maersk Tankers has been nominated for offering to a variety of customers reliable, cost effective ship management services, meeting customer requirement in accordance with all quality, safety and environmental standards, always aiming at achieving zero incident and zero spill.
  • Synergy Maritime has been nominated for offering outstanding ship management services with added value, investing in people at sea and ashore to equip them with the skill and knowledge needed to address crew requirements and contribute to increased ship safety and improved marine operations.
  • Thome Group has been nominated for focusing on safety, health and quality; during the coronavirus pandemic, the company invested heavily in its IT services to support fleet and ensure office staff working remotely had access to network to continue providing quality and reliable services to its clients.
  • Torm has been nominated for its presence in shipping with zero tolerance culture for safety excellence, focusing on prevention of accidental risks and losses due to process failure and putting continuous improvement at its core of its operations.


SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award

  • ABS has been nominated for launching ABS Global Sustainability Center aiming to help maritime transition to a sustainable, lower emissions industry. The Centre plans include leading an industry education program, seminars and lectures, designed to raise awareness of maritime sustainability technologies.
  • Baltic Exchange has been nominated for providing up-to-date and valuable information of the bulk and dry market performance. The information is used by shipbrokers, owners & operators, traders, financiers and charterers as a reliable and independent view of the dry and tanker markets.
  • IACS has been nominated for setting the roadmap towards cyber resilience within the maritime industry from the earliest stages. Apart from previous 12 recommendations, recently, the Association issued a new one to address all technical requirements related to cyber resilient ships.
  • IAPH has been nominated for its ‘Women in Ports Mentoring Program’ which seeks to empower women port professionals by linking them to both female and male expert mentors to expand their knowledge and prepare them to take up operational roles in the Smart Ports of the future.
  • Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre has been nominated for publishing analyst journal to provide insights on the sea theft and robbery incidents and the modus operandi of the perpetrators in the Singapore Straits indicating a list of best practices for ships transiting in the area.


SAFETY4SEA Training Award

  • Kongsberg Digital has been nominated for the development of its K-Sim Fishery simulator to meet the needs of the fishing industry with a specially adapted training system that, complying at the same time with STCW's training requirements, DNV GL's certification standards and UN's Sustainability Goal number 14.
  • Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has been nominated for launching anti-corruption e-learning toolkit for shipowners, managers, agents, and maritime cadet schools. Training modules focus on understanding of bribery laws and the consequences of corruption as well as identifying bribery risks and how to respond.
  • Steamship Mutual has been nominated for producing a series of coronavirus training videos which offer guidance to seafarers on how to build mental resilience to cope with the understandable worries and anxieties that arise from the COVID-19 pandemic and stay safe and protected onboard.
  • The Mission to Seafarers has been nominated for the launch of its new WeCare Social Communications and Financial Literacy training programme. Supported by the UK P&I Club, this training initiative aims to address rising levels of stress among seafarers brought on by financial pressures and the misuse of social networking platforms.
  • World Maritime University has been nominated for its Professional Development Programme in Maritime Welfare (MARI-WEL), which is cooperation with ITF Seafarers’ Trust, puts together the world-leading experts in the field of seafarer rights, maritime regulations, and welfare issues.


SAFETY4SEA Technology Award

  • Aurora Digital Solutions has been nominated for developing a short Virtual Reality training module ('VR Mooring Operations Safety') for training in partnership with the Merchant Navy Training Board and industry training providers in compliance with latest OCIMF MEG-4 guidelines.
  • Empire Group of Companies has been nominated for its Intranet Support Portal developed in collaboration with IQ Solutions SA. The portal is locally installed per vessel and at the offices, while updates are being automatically pushed whenever a new feed, article, lessons learned or guidance is published by the portal administrators.
  • North Club has been nominated for launching ‘the Digital Covid-19 Tracking Tool’, a continuously updated map of the pandemic’s spread. Equipped with detailed information from highly respected maritime and health organisations, with this tool, users know what to expect at any given port and plan their operations accordingly.
  • SRH MARINE SAIT has been nominated for its advanced maritime route planning tool ‘SRHNav’,  which is a custom digital chart viewer application that allows to import, export, calculate or manually create routes, select electronic charts & publications and manage vessels’ existing chart inventory.
  • ST Engineering has been nominated for its ‘Maritime Situational Awareness System’, a solution offers authorities like marine police and coast guards a far-reaching range of situational awareness and surveillance capabilities. In essence, the solution safeguards the safety and security of coastal and territorial waters.


SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award

  • InterManager has been nominated for launching the ‘Maritime Champions League’, a website where ship managers can share their successful crew repatriation achievement with the aim to send a clear message to all industry stakeholders that the maritime industry has not forgotten their seafarers amid COVID-19 pandemic.
  • International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has been nominated for addressing age discrimination in the shipping industry. The Association has issued guidelines which focus on how to protect against unfair treatment and harassment because of age, raising awareness towards a more diverse working environment.
  • The Standard Club has been nominated for launching a series of posters which focus on four topics considered to have the biggest impact on seafarer wellbeing, in the current times – healthy eating, fitness, mental wellbeing and socialisation.
  • TT Club has been nominated for launching the ‘Cargo Integrity campaign’ on cargo safety due to the increase of container ship fires and in favour of the safety of the seafarers. TT Club’s records has estimated that a major container ship fire at sea occurs on average every 60 days.
  • V.Group has been nominated for focusing on COVID-19 impact on maritime operations and lessons learned by producing a series of discussion papers entitled ‘ Life After Lockdown’. Aimed at stimulating debate, the papers challenge operators to embrace rare opportunity for change.


SAFETY4SEA Personality & Leadership Awards

There are no nominees shortlisted for these Awards. After consideration and review of a list of “Editor’s Pick” nominees, the SAFETY4SEA Team will announce the recipients at the the awards ceremony. These are special category awards for any individual that provided industry leadership and contributed towards greener shipping throughout his/her career.