Post COVID 19, the maritime industry witnessed its first in-person event which concluded successfully in Dubai. Organised by Biz Events Management, ShipTek 2021 – An International Conference on Marine, Offshore and Oil & Gas Industry and International Maritime Awards, celebrated its astounding 14th edition at Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai scheduled on 7th – 8th June, 2021, the conference was inaugurated by IMC President & Founder Chairman & CEO, Aries Group of Companies Dr. Sohan Roy and the Keynote address was given by HE Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman & Founder of KBI-UAE; Chairman of DCMMI Emirates & Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries; Ex Board Member - MD & Group CEO of Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC and Ex-Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World. The event was organized following all COVID protocols as directed by the UAE Government.

Launched in the year 2008, ShipTek 2021 is one of the most celebrated maritime events which is eagerly anticipated by the industry. ShipTek is a perfect platform for industry professionals to discuss and engage in insightful discussions, network with likeminded peers and, strike deals to take business to next level. This edition once again witnessed an impressive line up of speakers who discussed on the present and future of maritime industry.

Besides the much-appreciated conference, the event also witnessed a dazzling award ceremony where industry veterans who have been instrumental in proposing creative solutions were honored for their accomplishments. The ShipTek 2021 Top Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Mr. Bader N. Alkhashti, Chairman, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC). ShipTek - Individual Excellence Awards were presented to few of the renowned Maritime Professionals:

Capt. Abdulkareem Al MasabiADNOC Logistics & ServicesCEO of the Year Award
Mr. Eugene MayneTristar Group Founder & Group CEOMaritime Personality of the Year Award
H.E. Hessa Al MalekExecutive Advisor to Minister for Maritime Affairs, UAE Ministry for Energy and InfrastructureShipTek Award for Maritime Competitiveness & Leadership
Capt. Ahmad Bin DalmookThe Office of H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Director of Yachts Excellence in Professional Services – Marine Award
Dr. M. Abdul RahimClassNK,Middle East and South Asia, ClassNK, Managing DirectorExcellence in Professional Services - Marine Statutory Affairs Award

Major organizations which were honored during the awards included:

P&O Maritime Logistics Best Employer of the Year
ADNOC Logistics & Services Excellence in HSE Initiatives
Fairdeal Marine Services Best Service Provider – Marine
Overseas Marine Logistics(Best Service Provider – Offshor
BAHRI Ship Operator of the Year
Synergy Marine Group Shipping Company of the Year
American Bureau of Shipping Classification Society of the Year
ALBWARDY DAMENBest New Building Yard
Lankhorst Ropes Excellence in Sustainable Innovation
THE HAWKSRising Bunker – Organization
Abu Dhabi National Insurance CompanyBest Insurance Provider of the Year
Tomini Shipping Excellence in Maritime & Transportation – Organization
Gulf Agency Company Best Shipping Agency
Red Sea Gateway TerminalTerminal Operator of the Year
FICHTE & CO. Law Firm of the Year
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport Distinctive Contribution to Innovation in Maritime Education
AlMansoori Specialized Engineering Best CSR Initiative
MARASI NewsBest Maritime Media
Oman DryDock CompanyShip Repair Yard of the Year
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Shiptek 2021 Event is sponsored by:

  • Castrol BP (Platinum Sponsor)
  • ADNOC L&S (Gold Sponsor)
  • Fairdeal and The Hawks Pvt. Ltd. (Silver Sponsors)
  • Inchcape Shipping Services
  • ABS
  • Lankhorst Ropes (Bronze Sponsors)
  • P&O Maritime Logistics (Notepad & Pen Sponsor)
  • Bahri (Badge & Lanyard Sponsor)
  • Oman Drydock Company (Lunch & Coffee Sponsor)
  • LukOil (Registration Area Sponsor)
  • Cadmatic (Award Sponsor)
  • Exalto Emirates Marine Equipments (Welcome Drinks Sponsor)
  • SOLAS (Conference Session Sponsor)
  • WIN GD
  • Albwardy Damen
  • ClassNK
  • Almufaddal Group
  • Heritage Group
  • Ocean Power International
  • Foresight Group
  • Bureau Veritas
  • ARC Group
  • Saifee
  • Arka Global Marine Services (Associate Sponsors)

Key Media Partners:

  • Robban Assafina Magazine
  • Marasi News
  • Trade Maker
  • Energy CIO Insights
  • Expo Rooms
  • Petrofinder
  • Sailor Today
  • World Oils
  • Financial Nigeria
  • Green Journal
  • Green Match
  • Oasis
  • Refiner Link
  • Hellenic Shipping News
  • UFO
  • Project Cargo Network
  • Cargo Connections
  • Freightbook
  • OPCA
  • Energy Dais
  • Marine Insight
  • Bunkerspot

Supporting Partners include:

  • DSAA
  • ICS
  • International Freight Network
  • Specialist Freight Network
  • World Freight Network
  • Gobalia Logistics Network
  • The Cooperative Logistics Network
  • The Conqueror Freight Network

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