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BIMCO includes the Institute in its winners of the 2015 Awards
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 and tagged as Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
BIMCO's awards are intended to celebrate excellence in shipping.
This year, they were presented at BIMCO's Annual Conference in
Hamburg on 18 November 2015.
The BIMCO Education & Training Award,
sponsored by Spectec, was
awarded to the Institute of Chartered
The judges chose the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers as the
winner of this award because: "…it fulfils a unique role; providing
global, professional shipping qualifications, holding all students
to an equally high standard, but ensuring none are left
The BIMCO Contracts & Clauses
Award, sponsored by Skuld was awarded to the Nordisk Defence Club.
The judges chose the Nordisk Defence Club as the winner of this
award because: "For more than 80 years, it has lent its legal
expertise to many major BIMCO contracts and clauses including
NEWBUILDCON, BARECON, and NYPE 2015.
"As one of the BIMCO Documentary Committee's longest serving
members, Nordisk continues to demonstrate its commitment to BIMCO's
goal to develop and promote harmonised contracts and clauses for
all sectors of the shipping industry."
The BIMCO Shipping Company of the Year Award,
sponsored by CCS, was
won by Oldendorff
The judges chose Oldendorff Carriers to win this award because,
"…despite their challenges as one of the biggest global operators
and owners in the bulk segment- serving more ports and destinations
than any other - they have remained profitable during the
difficulties of the current market."
The BIMCO Regional Shipping Personality of the
Year, sponsored by ClassNK, was awarded to Dr
The judges chose Dr Gast to win the award in recognition of his
work to drive Hamburg Süd to economic success. The panel noted his
strong business ethics, commenting on his "application of a
value-driven policy about people, the environment and doing
BIMCO President Philippe Louis-Dreyfus used the awards to give
public recognition to all seafarers who have been - and still are -
involved in rescuing people in distress at sea.
Mr Louis-Dreyfus awarded the BIMCO President's
Award to Columbia
Shipmanagement Hamburg, for their "outstanding" work in rescue
operations involving migrant boats in the Mediterranean. He asked
Captain Horber from Columbia Shipmanagement to accept
the award on behalf of their crews, but also on behalf of
all seafarers who risk their lives in rescue
Shipping professionals attending the event saw a video showing
the events of an evening in September 2013 when a Columbia ship,
the King Julius, responded to two calls to assist boats in
distress in one night- bringing over 180 people to safety in a
matter of hours.
Mr Louis-Dreyfus called these events "a classic example of the
outstanding work done by our seafarers." He went on to say:
"BIMCO recognises the commitment and achievement of King
Julius' crew - and by all seafarers involved in similar rescue
"No doubt the large number of people who have been
rescued or assisted at sea during migration would also thank them
if they could. Many of them owe their lives to the seamanship and
skills of our seafarers."
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