Seatrade announces winners for the 8th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia in Hong Kong

2015-11-17 10:36 1837

SINGAPORE, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A total of 16 award winners were unveiled and honoured last night at the 8th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia held at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, as part of the Hong Kong Logistics and Maritime Weeks.

Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2015 Winners
Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2015 Winners

Organised by Seatrade and guest hosted by international news journalist Sharanjit Leyl, the awards gala dinner, widely acknowledged as one of the region's most prestigious industry awards was attended by the Who's Who in the maritime and logistics industry. 12 well-deserving winners selected from 54 finalists in the competitive categories, have convinced an independent panel of judges of their outstanding performance and achievements despite keen competition and operating conditions, exhibiting strong resilience characteristic of the maritime industry.

Four special awards were presented to individuals for their exemplary work and contributions to the shipping industry. The prestigious Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to a very select few to honour individuals for their significant and lasting contributions to the maritime industry in Asia went to George Chao, President of, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport. Gerardo Borromeo, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Office, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. and Angad Banga, Executive Director, The Caravel Group Limited, were presented the Seatrade Personality of the Year and Seatrade Young Person of the Year respectively.

Arthur Bowring, Managing Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association was presented the Contribution to the Development of the Hong Kong Maritime Cluster Award. "This award is a much appreciated recognition of the hard work of all the staff at the Association," said Mr Bowring. "But we have to remember that any Association is only as good as its members, and we are extremely fortunate in Hong Kong to have committed quality owners and ship managers, who have enthusiastically participated in the work of the Association and our various events.  It is through that participation that we have the close but inclusive maritime community that is recognised in the presentation of this award."

"We would like to congratulate all winners and express our heartfelt appreciation to all our sponsors, judges and supporting partners who have contributed greatly to the success of this event. The next Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia will return to Singapore in 2016 and we look forward to your continued support," Andrew Williams, Managing Director, Seatrade commented.

Visit for more information about the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia.

Appendix: List of winners at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2015


For more information, please contact:

Daphne Yuen
DID: +65 6922 3740

About Seatrade

Founded in 1970, Seatrade was acquired in 2014 by UBM, the world's second largest media and event organiser across a wide variety of industries. Seatrade's publications, events, management training, research and award schemes cover every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries.  The company's principal strength is its ability to bring key people together, encouraging innovation and facilitating better communication within the industry. Seatrade's headquarters are based in Colchester, UK, with regional offices in Dubai, Singapore, as well as representatives in all major maritime centres and cruise destinations across the globe.

For more information, visit

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. Running over 300 events per year UBM is the second largest exhibitions organiser globally and the biggest commercial organiser in the US, mainland China, India and Malaysia. For more information, go to ; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow@UBM for news and updates from across the businesses and selected members of UBM's Twitterati.

Appendix: List of winners at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2015

Award Category


Environment Protection Award

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd

Technical Innovation Award

GAC EnvironHull Limited

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Holman Fenwick Willan

Safety Award

Berge Bulk

Ship Manager Award

Fleet Management Limited

Ship Owner/Operator Award

Pacific Basin Shipping

Emerging Terminal Operator Award

Pusan Newport International Terminal

Maritime Logistics Award

Kerry Logistics

Maritime Law Award

Ince & Co

Ship Finance Award

Mayer Brown JSM

Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Award

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Limited

Deal of the Year

ICBC Financial Leasing Co Ltd

Contribution to the Development of the Hong Kong Maritime Cluster 2015

Arthur Bowring

Seatrade Young Person of the Year

Angad Banga

Seatrade Personality of the Year

Gerardo Borromeo

Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award

George Chao

Photo -
Logo -

Source: Seatrade Communications