Many Happy Returns
(Posted on 15/11/17)
The major event in the maritime bulk industry’s calendar, the IBJ Awards, took place in Amsterdam on 13th November.
A large crowd of industry executives and leaders was welcomed to the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam’s former Stock Exchange building, in the heart of the city, by IBJ Publisher, Ray Girvan. The Port of Amsterdam’s Head of Energy, Bulk, Agri, Breakbulk & Offshore, Femke Brenninkmeijer, then welcomed guests from all over the world to her home city.
The event saw the ninth IBJ Awards return to where it was launched, with many of those who were present back in 2009 also attending this year along with even more newcomers.
Following the sumptuous dinner, host for the evening, Dutch television icon Angela Groothuizen took to the stage to present shortlists, before sponsors representatives from the bulk industry announce an array of winners.
The full list of winners is:
Award for Safety in Bulk Handling (Marine)
Award for Safety in Bulk Handling (Cargo Handling)
Pacific Coast Terminals
Best Specialist Dry Bulk Port or Terminal
Innovative Technology Award (Marine)
Innovative Technology Award (Cargo Handling)
Bulk Ship of the Year
Venture Joy, Hamburg Bulk Carriers
The People Development Award (Marine)
The People Development Award (Cargo Handling)
Abu Dhabi Ports
Environment Protection Award (Marine)
Environment Protection Award (Cargo Handling)
Best Ship Loading/Unloading System
Bulk Logistics Excellence Award
The Armitt Group
IT Solutions Award (Marine)
IT Solutions Award (Cargo Handling)
Bulk Ships Agent Award
Bulk Ship Operator of the Year
Customer Care Award (Marine)
Customer Care Award (Cargo Handling)
Best Dry Bulk Port
Sohar Port & Freezone
Special Achievement Award
T Parker Host
Entrepreneur of the Year
Personality of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
The IBJ Awards 2018 will take place Ghent on 19th November.