Applications are now invited for the 2002 Seatrade Awards. If you have a product, service or system that was introduced or approved in 2001, Seatrade wants to hear from you! The Seatrade Awards are free to enter, and there are no restrictions on the number of entries you can submit. The deadline for submissions is the 31st December 2001. First presented in 1989 the Seatrade Awards symbolise the ongoing effort to improve maritime standards. The scheme focuses on four crucial areas: safety at sea, countering marine and atmospheric pollution, innovation in ship operations and a new category - New IT Applications for the Shipping Industry.
It has helped many ideas from the drawing board to commercial success. From small research teams through to giant corporations, the Seatrade Awards scheme attracts interest from all sectors of the maritime industry. All entries will be sent for preliminary assessment in the Spring. Winners are chosen from a short list by an independent judging panel not connected with Seatrade. Applications can be submitted in the following categories:
Safety at Sea
Significant technical or procedural improvements leading to reduction of risk to human life at sea, introduced or approved during 2001.
Countering Marine and Atmospheric Pollution
The introduction of new, or significant improvements of existing technology which can reduce or prevent marine and atmospheric pollution or assist in its clean up, introduced or approved during 2001.
Innovation in Ship Operations
An innovative project which has the potential significantly to improve the efficiency of any aspect of ship operations and/or cargo handling. Entries will be judged on originality and imagination combined with the perceived practicality of the idea. All submissions must be in sufficient detail for the judges to see the practical possibilities of the concept, supported by research or trial results if available.
New it Applications for The Shipping Industry
A new award to recognise proven advances in the use of the Internet and IT systems for the benefit of the maritime sector.
Seatrade Personality 2002
To an individual who has made some major contribution to the shipping industry in any field. If you know of someone who deserves special recognition why not to nominate him/her as the Seatrade Personality of the Year?