Few prizes for Hong Kong at Seatrade Asia Awards

Taylor Maritime's Edward Buttery proved Hong Kong can still attract young talent by receiving the Young Person of the Year Award

Last Friday, close to 400 leading maritime figures made their way to the Intercontinental Hotel on Kowloon for the 10th Seatrade Asia Awards. For members of the Hong Kong Maritime Community there were to be some disappointments tempered by one or two pleasant surprises.

In the event, the only Hong Kong-headquartered company to walk away with an award was Fleet Management who, against some serious competition, lifted the Ship Manager trophy.

International law firms with a Hong Kong presence did well. Stephenson Harwood lifted the Maritime Law Award for the second year running, and Ince & Co took the Ship Finance Award.

Among the individual awardees, the Hong Kong winner of the night was Edward Buttery who was recognised as the Seatrade Young Person of the Year 2017. Mr Buttery is the chief executive of Taylor Maritime (HK) Ltd, a bulk carrier manager formed in 2013.

Sadly Hong Kong’s most highly respected dry bulk operator, Pacific Basin, went home empty handed despite being nominated in four categories.

Other winners on the night included:

Education & Training Award

Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd

Environment Protection Award

Berge Bulk

Technical Innovation Award

Mampaey Offshore Industries

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Magsaysay People Resources Corporation

Safety Initiative Award

Keppel FELS Limited

Ship Owner/Operator Award

China Merchants Energy Shipping Co Ltd

Ports & Terminal Awards

PSA Singapore

Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Award

Sembcorp Marine Ltd

Deal of the Year Award

ICBC Financial Leasing Co Ltd

Seatrade Personality of the Year 2017

Randy Chen

Seatrade Lifetime Achievement 2017

His Excellency Ambassador Carlos C Salinas

 

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