Rules and Procedures
The Lloyds List Turkish Shipping Awards are intended to honour achievement in the Turkish shipping community. For most of the Awards, Turkish is identified as based in Turkey or else of Turkish ethnicity if based outside Turkey. In the case of service awards, non-Turkish companies are eligible but must be demonstrably active in the Turkish shipping marketplace (see Who can be nominated). The judges decision on eligibility will be final.
WHO CAN NOMINATE?
Every person involved in the Shipping Industry (Turkish and International) is entitled to nominate candidates.
You may, however, ONLY nominate ONE person or company/organization FOR EACH AWARD CATEGORY. You may nominate for as many categories as you like.
Please read the criteria below to ensure that your nominee is indeed eligible for this category.
The Lloyd's List Turkish Shipping Awards are adjudicated based on the QUALITY of nominations. NOT on the number of entries received for any particular candidate.
MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS WILL NOT IN ANY WAY AFFECT THE FINAL DECISION - THE JUDGES WILL CONSIDER THE REASONS AND NOT THE NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS RECEIVED FOR EACH CANDIDATE.
All nominations must be clearly readable and the form must be completed in full with your full contact details as well as a one sentence reason for why your nominee merits the award. We shall then contact the nominee and ask them to justify their nomination.
This nominations form may also be completed electronically through this website: click on the NOMINATION FORM link on the side index.
Nominations may also be accepted by a simple fax letter or email, as long as you include all necessary contact information. Clearly state the category of award and nominee, and include a one line reason why your candidate would be a worthy winner.
Lloyds List reserves all rights to exclude any nomination that is improperly submitted or after the nominations closing date. Thereafter, all decisions made by the independent panel of judges shall be final.
Who can be nominated
Dry Cargo Company of the Year
Turkish companies owning or operating bulk carriers, containerships, freight ro-ros and any other category of dry cargo vessel.
Tanker Company of the Year
Turkish energy shipping companies owning or operating ships carrying any type of liquid and energy cargoes, including oil tankers, chemical or product tankers, other types of liquid cargo, LPG or LNG.
Ship of the Year
Any vessel built in Turkey or for any vessel built for a Turkish operator. This award will be made to the Turkish or non-Turkish owner of the vessel.
Shipyard of the Year
For expertise and/or innovation by any Turkish Shipyard.
Shipping Financier of the Year
Turkish or non-Turkish banks, other financial institutions or individuals active in providing finance or financial guidance for Turkish shipping.
Port or Terminal the Year
For outstanding service and contribution to the development of Turkish ports or services to the Turkish shipping or tourism industry.
Maritime Training & Education
For a significant contribution by a company or institution or individual to improve the efficiency of the Turkish shipping industry through specialised training and/or education programmes.
Maritime Services Award
For excellence and innovation in maritime support services provided by a Turkish or non-Turkish company, organisation or other entity which has demonstrated outstanding service to the Turkish shipping industry. Open to ship agents, suppliers, insurance brokers, shipbrokers, classification societies, bunker services, telecommunications, IT and software and any other important maritime-related service.
Award for Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection
For Turkish individuals, crews, companies and other organizations whose act, initiative or product contributes to safety and/or environmental protection.
Turkish Shipping New Generation Award An under 35-years of age Turkish executive playing a significant role in the shipping industry, either by shipowning, ship management, shipbroking or other maritime activity.
Turkish Shipping Personality of the Year
For Turkish personalities whose recent initiatives or achievement in the industry exemplify the dynamism, quality or importance of Turkish shipping.
Lifetime Achievement Award
For Turkish personalities whose past successes or long record of contribution to the industry exemplify the best in Turkish shipping.
Criteria & Adjudication
An independent judging panel representing a broad cross-section of the Turkish shipping community and impartial experts in the industry will assess nominations and decide the recipients of all awards.
Our distinguished panel will be asked to assess the candidates in each field objectively and, with the exception of the 'Lifetime Achievement' category, to attach most importance to meritorious activity in the last year.
Previous winners of the Lloyds List Turkish Shipping Awards may again be nominated and are eligible to win the same award again or any other category. The only exception is the Lifetime Achievement Award, which may not be won twice by the same individual or entity.
Specific criteria for adjudicating the awards may differ broadly from award to award. Suggested criteria may include, but are not limited to: business success, quality, growth, exemplary initiative, financial results, share price, investment, integrity, service, safety, environmental record, commercial acumen, technical or operational performance, employment, innovation, good corporate citizenship, or any other criteria the panel individually or collectively wishes to take into consideration, depending on the award category.
The judges' deliberations and selections, to be decided democratically, are at their own discretion and the panels decisions are final.
Members of the Judging Panel personally and any companies in which they participate as principals or managers are not eligible for awards in the year of their adjudication.