Ship Manager of the Year Award 2022

The 15th edition of the prestigious ShipTek International Conference & Awards 2022 concluded successfully from March 7th – 8th 2022, at the Constellation Ballroom in The Address Marina Hotel, Dubai. The event brought together the key decision-makers and high-level policy makers within the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector under a single umbrella.

Her Excellency Eng. Hessa Ahmed Hamdan Almalek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport Affairs, The UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure and His Excellency Eng. Essam M Alammari, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the International Maritime Organization, graced the event and delivered the “Keynote Address”.

The maritime industry has a quest for sustainability while driving growth and profitability. It is critical to the industry as it transits to clean fuels to utilize the solutions in the market to make an immediate environmental and financial impact today. These factors can potentially shape the future of the shipping industry tomorrow.

From decarbonization to digitalization, ShipTek 2022 focused on the industry’s pressing issues and emerging trends. The event witnessed interesting and engaging panel discussions where experts discussed how the shipping industry gears up to face the decarbonization challenge and the “GO GREEN” initiative. Experts reflected on the efforts taken by the shipping industry to fulfil its commitment towards the environment, ensuring the sustainability of the sector in the future. The conference contemplated how decarbonization facilitates greater opportunities while retaining the industry’s commitment to nature. It also noted the resilience and leadership exhibited by women in the sector amidst the pandemic and how it can further the growth and sustainability of the industry. Discussions on the role of women in maritime took the spotlight as experts in the sector elaborated on the resilience and leadership adopted amidst the global pandemic, weighing in on the part of women in the same.

The much-anticipated International ShipTek International Awards 2022 were bestowed on various renowned Shipping organizations which contributed significantly to the industry and demonstrated innovation, vision, and leadership in their endeavours.

V.Ships was awarded the Ship Manager of the Year Award.

Accepting the award on behalf of V.Ships, Christopher Kirton, ITM Managing Director, said: “We are humbled to receive such a prestigious award. This award is credit to the hard work displayed by our colleagues, and their determination to provide flawless service delivery despite continuous challenges from the pandemic. I am privileged to be standing here on their behalf.

We would also like to congratulate ShipTek for organising yet again a dynamic and engaging event. Such an event is key for reconnecting with peers in the maritime industry.”