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IBJ Awards » Introduction

Grand Elysee, Hamburg, Germany - 25th November 2019

Hamburg, Germany

A Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry

The port city of Hamburg will host this year’s "Night of the Year" for the Maritime Bulk Industry. The IBJ Awards salute achievements by individuals and organisations and uniquely provide companies with an opportunity to put themselves in the spotlight, or to nominate an organisation who they believe is doing a fantastic job. This is your chance to be part of a momentous event in the bulk industry where you can dine and network with world leading companies.

The IBJ Awards salute achievements by individuals and organisations and uniquely provide companies with an opportunity to put themselves in the spotlight, or to nominate an organisation who they believe is doing a fantastic job. This is your chance to be part of a momentous event in the bulk industry where you can dine and network with world leading companies.

Being shortlisted, or winning at The IBJ Awards increases profile to the bulk industry and boosts staff morale. The awards event, to be held at Hamburg’s Grand Elysee, provides a unique networking opportunity for the bulk industry at a glittering gala occasion.

The Venue

The beautiful city of Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World. It is the country's largest port, located astride the River Elbe, some 100 kilometres from the North Sea. Proud of its status as a "Free and Hanseatic City", it is also Germany's second largest city.

Bulk cargo handling in Hamburg is of special importance for the trade. More than 40 million tons of bulk cargo is handled in Hamburg every year. This includes bulk goods such as building materials and fertilizer, suction cargo such as grain and animal feed, grab cargo such as iron ore and coal, as well as liquid goods such as mineral oil and chemicals.

IBJ Awards 2019 - Winners

Award for Safety - sponsored by DNV GL


CSL Group

Cargo Handling:
Pacific Coast Terminals

Best Specialist Dry Bulk Port or Terminal - sponsored by Telestack



Innovative Technology Award - sponsored by Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam

ADNOC Logistics and Services

Cargo Handling:
Superior Industries

Bulk Ship of the Year - sponsored by ClassNK


St Laurent, Fednav

The People Development Award - sponsored by Nectar Group


Pacific Basin Shipping

Cargo Handling:

Environmental Protection Award - sponsored by Port of Amsterdam

Port of Amsterdam


Cargo Handling:
BRUKS Siwertell

Best Ship Loading or Unloading System - sponsored by North Sea Port

North Sea Port


Best Grab - sponsored by The Maritime Standard

The Maritime Standard

Anvil Attachments

Bulk Logistics Excellence Award - sponsored by Solent Stevedores

Solent Stevedores

Shi.E.L.D. Services

IT Solutions Award - sponsored by Wista



Cargo Handling:
Abu Dhabi Ports/Maqta Gateway

Bulk Ships Agent Award - sponsored by Euroports


Morska Agencja Gdynia

Bulk Ship Operator of the Year - sponsored by UK P&I Club

UK P&I Club

Oldendorff Carriers

Customer Care Award - sponsored by Sénalia


PD Ports

Best Dry Bulk Port - sponsored by TBA


Associated British Ports, Humber

Special Achievement Award - sponsored by ADNOC Logistics & Services

ADNOC Logistics & Services


Cargo Handling:

Entrepreneur of the Year - sponsored by Caravel


Simon Coughlan

Personality of the Year - sponsored by Associated British Ports

Associated British Ports

Rajiv Agarwal

Lifetime Achievement Award - sponsored by Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports

Kishore Rajvanshy

IBJ Awards 2018 Highlights Video

What people say about the IBJ Awards

"On behalf our Management and colleagues in the Hamburg Bulk Carriers Group, I would like to thank you so much for organising such great event with a fantastic atmosphere and attendance.

We met some good old friends and certainly we made new friends there. I can't put in words how emotional and proud this award makes us. Thank you so much. We will be delighted to have you in our office any time."

Andre Marcano, Chartering Director, Hamburg Bulk Carriers

"An amazing event and it was worth the effort and the time."

Capt Anil Tejpal, Anglo Eastern Univan Group

"It was a great evening. You and your team put on a first class event. We are looking forward to next year."

Wade Leslie, Pacific Coast Terminals

"Many thanks for your hospitality at the beautiful Amsterdam city. It was great event and I look forward to meet when you are in UAE."

Capt Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Terminals

"It was great meeting with you at the fabulous event. It was an extremely nice evening. We enjoyed it very much."

Dr Abdul Rahim, Manager, South East Asia, ClassNK

"Thank you for a wonderful evening. A first class event with thanks to all involved."

Olivier Baiwir, Managing Director, Aderco

"Thanks for organising the event last night. Good food, great venue and a chance to network with some interesting people on the table."

Nigel Bradshaw, Pacific Basin Shipping

"Congratulations to you and ‘your team’ for another successful Awards Dinner."

John Carr, Business Development Manager, Industrial Chemicals Limited

"Thanks for hosting a great evening. Lots of fun. Looking forward to catching up in Montreal. You put on a great evening!! Well done indeed."

Tom Paterson, Fednav

"It was a very good night. Really enjoyed it."

Jens Neilsen, Commercial Director, Associated British Ports

"It was a great evening and thanks for all involved."

Ian Thompson, Managing Director, TMS Ship Management

"Congratulations on a successful night for the IBJ, it was a splendid evening, as always, and we thoroughly enjoyed it."

Simon Coghlan, Managing Director, GP Shipping

"Congratulations on a splendid evening. Our guests were very pleased and impressed."

George Di Sante, Logistec

"We had a great evening. Thanks again and congratulations. It was top!"

Carl Ghekiere, Chief Commercial Officer, Euroports

"Thank you for memories of a very nice evening. We had a good time in the Beurs van Berlage, many thanks for having us at the IBJ. We’ll keep in touch for next year, in Ghent."

Femke Brenninkmeier, Port of Amsterdam

"Great evening and well organised event… we will be in Ghent trying to win again!"

Nicholas Marshall, Commercial Director Frank Armitt & Son Limited

"Many thanks again for a very memorable and enjoyable evening…we found the execution and detail given to all aspects of the event was truly top class. Well done. We also had some quality interactions with other attendees and we hope to follow up on these."

Tommy Casey, Vistrato

"It was a very enjoyable evening and I must congratulate you on the professional and entertaining way in which the awards ceremony itself was conducted. I have been to a few and they can sometimes drag on a bit! I particularly enjoyed your choice of music!"

Phil Hughes, Commercial Manager, Coldharbour Marine

"The Night of the Year was fantastic…Congratulations."

Marek Kowalski

"Many thanks for the Awards evening; a good attendance as always."

Steve Pullen, Dan Shipping

"It was a great show to attend, I had a great evening and it was an honor to hand over the award."

Sylvia Boer, Head of Communications, Damen Shipyard

"Thank you and congratulations to you and your team for putting on such a great evening."

Chris Leonard, Nectar Group

"Thanks for another wonderful evening."

Sarah Summers, Partnerships Development Executive, Sailors’ Society

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