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Opening Address

Opening Address

The 2009 Event was opened with a pre-recorded video welcome message from Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping, Louka Katseli who was in the US the same day.

Welcome Speech

Welcome Speech

The Prime Minister and government were represented at the event by Sokratis Katsikas, General Secretary for Communication at the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks.

Event Sponsor
www.ey.com

Event Sponsor

ERNST & YOUNG
Dimitris Constantinou, Partner and Shipping Sector Leader of Event Sponsor, Ernst & Young addressing the audience of nearly 1,000 guests from the shipping industry at the 6th Annual Greek Shipping Awards Ceremony.

Welcome Cocktail Reception
www.dianashippinginc.com

Welcome Cocktail Reception

DIANA SHIPPING INC.
The Welcome Cocktail Reception was hosted both in the famous Atrium and in the Hall of Fame by Diana Shipping Inc.

Champagne Toast
www.excelmaritime.com

Champagne Toast

EXCEL MARITIME CARRIERS
Gabriel Panayotides, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Excel Maritime Carriers, the Sponsor of the evening's Champagne Toast to Greek Shipping, proposes a toast to the health of the industry. Also in the picture: Master of Ceremonies Nigel Lowry.

Charity Donation

Charity Donation

ARGO
Peter Attwater of Informa Australia, presented the Charity Donation to Despina Papastelianou, President of the children's charity ARGO.

Dry Cargo Company of the Year
www.navios.com
www.helex.gr

Dry Cargo Company of the Year

NAVIOS MARITIME HOLDINGS
Spyros Capralos, Chairman of Athens Exchange and CEO of sponsor, Hellenic Exchanges Group, who presented the Dry Cargo Company of the Year Award to Angeliki Frangou, CEO of Navios Maritime Holdings.

Tanker Company of the Year
www.capitalship.gr
www.jetoil.gr

Tanker Company of the Year

CAPITAL SHIP MANAGEMENT CORP.
Evangelos Marinakis, CEO of Capital Ship Management Corp. receiving the Tanker Company of the Year Award from Alexander Prokopakis, General Manager of sponsor, JetOil Bunkering.

Passenger Line of the Year
www.aegeanspeedlines.gr
www.lloydslist.com

Passenger Line of the Year

AEGEAN SPEED LINES
Leonidas Demetriades-Eugenides accepting the Passenger Line of the Year Award for Aegean Speed Lines from Tom Leander, Editor of Lloyd’s List.

Shipbroker of the Year
www.goldendestiny.gr
www.allied-shipbroking.gr

Shipbroker of the Year

GOLDEN DESTINY
Nassos Hadjigeorgiou, Senior Broker of sponsor, Allied Shipbroking presenting the Shipbroker of the Year Award to Michail Kokkinis of Golden Destiny.

Shipping Financier of the Year
www.nbg.gr
www.starbulk.com

Shipping Financier of the Year

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Akis Tsirigakis, CEO of sponsor Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (centre) presenting the Shipping Financier of the Year Award to (right) Alex Tourkolias, General Manager of Corporate and Investment Banking and Dimitris Vassilacos, Manager of the shipping division of National Bank of Greece

Technical Achievement Award www.naval.ntua.gr/~sdl
www.gl-group.com
www.american-club.com

Technical Achievement Award

SHIP DESIGN LABORATORY (NTUA) AND GERMANISCHER LLOYD
Pierre Sames, Head of Research & Development of Germanischer Lloyd, and Professor Apostolos Papanikolaou of the Ship Design Laboratory (NTUA) both received the Technical Achievement Award from Joseph M. Hughes (centre) Chairman and CEO of the Ship Owners’ Claims Bureau, managers of sponsor, The American Club.

Piraeus International Centre Award
www.hsa.gr
http://marineplussa.com

Piraeus International Centre Award

HELLENIC SHIPBROKERS ASSOCIATION
Dimitris Vranopoulos, Managing Director of sponsor, Marine Plus presenting the Piraeus International Centre Award to John Pachoulis, President and Dimitris Iliou, Secretary General of the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association.

Ship of the Year
www.polrom.gr
www.classnk.or.jp


Ship of the Year

“AKTEA OSRV”
Tateo Kaji, Executive Vice President of ClassNK (centre) presented the Ship of the Year Award to Polrom Oil for “Aktea OSRV”. Accepting the award on behalf of Polrom Oil (affiliate of the John Polychronopoulos EPE Group), are Operations Manager, Capt. Stefanos Skarvelis and Technical Manager, Yiannis Romanidis.

International Personality of the Year
http://ec.europa.eu
www.ampni.com

International Personality of the Year

Dr. JOE BORG
Carla Montesi, Director for Maritime Affairs (Mediterranean & Black Sea) for the European Commission accepting the International Personality Award on behalf of Commissioner Joe Borg. The award was presented by Spyros Fokas of sponsor, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc..

Seafarer of the Year
www.minoan.gr
www.anek.gr
www.tsavliris.com


Seafarer of the Year

Capt. EFSTRATIOS KAVROS,
Capt. ALEXANDROS STAMATAKIS, Capt. HARALAMBOS PETRAS

Alexander G. Tsavliris, Principal of sponsor, Tsavliris Salvage Group, presented the Seafarer of the Year Award to Capt. Alexandros Stamatakis of Minoan Lines (centre right) and Operations and Human Resources managers of Anek Lines for Capt. Efstratios Kavros and Capt. Haralambos Petras.

Man of the Sea





Man of the Sea

THANOS MIKROUTSIKOS
Thanos Mikroutsikos receiving the Man of the Sea for 2009 Award from Nigel Lowry, Athens Correspondent of Lloyd’s List.

Award for Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection
www.imo.org
www.lr.org

Award for Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection

EFTHIMIOS MITROPOULOS
Elias Mitropoulos accepted the Award for Safety or Environmental Protection on behalf of his father, Ethimios Mitropoulos, from Apostolos Poulovassilis, Regional Marine Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa of sponsor, Lloyd’s Register.

Award for Achievement in Education or Training
www.cass.city.ac.uk
www.arcadiasm.gr

Award for Achievement in Education or Training

Prof. COSTAS GRAMMENOS, CBE, DSc.
Professor Costas Grammenos. CBE, DSc., accepting the Award for Achievement in Education or Training from Nicholas Manias, Managing Director of sponsor, Arcadia Shipmanagement Co.

Lifetime Achievement Award
www.alpha.gr



Lifetime Achievement Award

Capt. VASSILIS C. CONSTANTACOPOULOS
Christos Kokkinis, Manager of the Shipping Division of sponsor, Alpha Bank, presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Capt. Vassilis C. Constantacopoulos.

Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year
www.seanergymaritime.com
www.estsa.gr
www.xrtc.gr

Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year

VICTOR RESTIS
Victor Restis accepting the Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year Award from George Xiradakis, Managing Director of sponsor, XRTC Business Consultants.

Greek Shipping Personality of the Year
www.marfininvestmentgroup.com
www.rbs.com/shipping

Greek Shipping Personality of the Year

ANDREAS VGENOPOULOS
Lambros Varnavides, Managing Director and Global Head of Shipping for sponsor, Royal Bank of Scotland, presenting the Greek Shipping Personality of the Year Award to Andreas Vgenopoulos of Marfin Investment Group.

Greek Shipping’s Dinner of the Year

Greek Shipping’s Dinner of the Year

The grand ballroom of the Athenaeum InterContental, Athens once again hosted nearly 1,000 VIP guests from the Greek Shipping Community.

 

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