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World Trade Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands - 21st November 2022

World Trade Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands

A Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry

The city of Rotterdam will host the "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 Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest sea port and as the largest dry bulk port in Europe, has all the facilities required for the storage and transhipment of dry bulk cargo. Due to its ideal location and its unparalleled depth, even the largest dry bulk carriers can be accommodated by the port of Rotterdam without any impediments such as locks or tides. Rotterdam offers a broad selection of service providers for any type of dry bulk cargo, ranging from iron ore to grains to biomass and industrial minerals.

Rotterdam is the second largest city in The Netherlands - one hour south of Amsterdam and two hours north of Brussels. It’s an incredibly modern and diverse city and while the culture is certainly Dutch, Rotterdam has inhabitants from more than 160 countries. Rotterdam is packed full of unique buildings and public art displays and, as the Netherlands city of architecture, is crammed with projects exemplifying the latest trends in building design.

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 Rotterdam’s World Trade Centre, provides a unique networking opportunity for the bulk industry at a glittering gala occasion.


IBJ Awards 2022 - Winners

Award for Safety in Bulk Handling - sponsored by Cargill Ocean Transportation

Cargill Ocean Transportation

Marine:
Logistec, Canada

Best Specialist Dry Bulk Port or Terminal - sponsored by Telestack

Telestack

RAK Ports, United Arab Emirates

Innovative Technology Award - sponsored by Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam

Marine:
AXSMarine, Singapore

Cargo Handling:
Solent Stevedores/Shape Associates, United Kingdom

Bulk Ship of the Year - sponsored by ClassNK

ClassNK

MV Nukumi, CSL Group, Canada

The People Development Award - sponsored by Asia Bulk Logistics

Asia Bulk Logistics

Marine:
PD Ports, United Kingdom

Environment Protection Award - sponsored by LBH Group

LBH Group

Marine:
ADNOC Logistics & Services, United Arab Emirates

Cargo Handling:
Abu Dhabi Ports, United Arab Emirates

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

North Sea Port

EMS-Tech, Canada

Best Grab - sponsored by Sailors’ Society

Sailors’ Society

Verstegen, Netherlands

Bulk Logistics Excellence Award - sponsored by Solent Stevedores

Solent Stevedores

Shi.E.L.D. Services, Indonesia/Italy

IT Solutions Award - sponsored by CSL Group

CSL Group

Marine:
Fleet Management, Hong Kong

Cargo Handling

Cargo Handling:
TBA, United Kingdom

Bulk Ships Agent Award - sponsored by Euroports

Euroports

GP Shipping, United Kingdom

Bulk Ship Operator of the Year - sponsored by Shi.E.L.D Services

Shi.E.L.D Services

Pacific Basin Shipping, Hong Kong

Customer Care Award - sponsored by Sénalia

Sénalia

Telestack, United Kingdom

Best Dry Bulk Port - sponsored by TBA

TBA

North Sea Port, Belgium/Netherlands

Special Achievement Award

Marine:
Morska Agencja Gdynia, Poland

Cargo Handling:
Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Entrepreneur of the Year

Captain Pappu Sastry

Personality of the Year

Steve Fletcher

Lifetime Achievement Award

Gilles Kindelberger

Lifetime Achievement Award

Rod Jones


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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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