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Congratulations to the winners of the CrewConnect Global Industry Awards!

Recognising passion. Rewarding dedication.


Blue Philippines Partner Recognition

The POEA and Government of the Philippines recognised the following companies for their continuing contribution to the overall growth and success of the manning industry:Shortlisted companies:

  • Bright Maritime Corporation
  • BSM Crew Service Centre Philippines Inc
  • Careeer Philippines Shipmanagement Inc
  • CF Sharp Crew Management Inc
  • Jebsens Maritime Inc
  • Maersk-Filipinas Crewing Inc
  • Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
  • Marlow Navigation Phils. Inc
  • NYK-Filship Management Inc
  • OSM Maritime Services Inc
  • Pacific Ocean Manning Inc
  • Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc
  • RCCL Crew Management Inc
  • Southfield Agencies Inc
  • United Philippine Lines Inc
Innovation and Adoption of Technology Award

Awarded to nominees demonstrating a significant contribution to moving the maritime industry along the digital technology track to positively impact crews in any of the following areas: 

Marine Training and Education / Seafarer welfare /Seafarer recruitment or engagement /Professional advancement 

Shortlisted companies:

• V Ships
• Magsaysay
• Thome Ship Management
• OSM Maritime Group


OSM Maritime Group

Excellence in Training Award

Presented to the company that is demonstrably excelling at improving competency of their crews through an innovative approach to training or training techniques.

Shortlisted companies:

• Fleet Management
• Philippine Transmarine Carriers
• Magsaysay
• Capt Pankaj Sarin (ARI PVT LTD)



Welfare and Corporate Social Responsibility Award

This award recognises a leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy or initiative delivered in the last year. 

Shortlisted companies:

• OSM Maritime Group
• Philippine Transmarine Carriers
• MSC Shipmanagement
• SeaTeam Management


Philippine Transmarine Carriers

Safety at Sea Award

Awarded to a company, individual or team who have implemented significant technical or procedural improvements leading to reduction of risk to human life at sea.

Shortlisted companies:

• MSC Shipmanagement
• Wallem Group



Young Person of the Year

Presented to a marine HR professional under 40 who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry.

Shortlisted professionals:

• Capt. Niraj Nanda
• Nina Sue M. Da Silva
• Bien Carlo Galapon


Nina Sue M. Da Silva

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is to honour an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to shipping and the maritime industry.

  • VADM Eduardo Ma R. Santos, AFP (Ret)
  • Colonel Generoso F. Tanseco
  • Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas
  • Marissa Oca


Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas

Seafarer of the Year Award

Awarded to an active seafarer, someone who has stood out in the past 12 months’ as making a real difference to the crew and operations on board.

Shortlisted professionals:

• Manuel Balinquit - Philippine Transmarine Carriers
• Maria Javellana – V Ships
• Master Maksym Cherniy – MSC Shipmanagement


Master Maksym Cherniy – MSC Shipmanagement



Check out our top tips for entering

1. Do check your entry meets the criteria

You’d be surprised how many entries get rejected due to ‘technical slip’ such as being in the wrong category or wrong year. Our eagle-eyed judges will check the criteria. You should too.

2. Do stick to the word limit

No-one wants to wade through an overblown entry full of frothy platitudes on why your entry is the best. Stick to the word limit. Always.

3. Do provide supplemental information

Our judges do a surprising amount of research into the shortlisted entries. Make their job easy by including links to online videos, webinars or articles that support your entry. Don’t get silly
though. Tweets of your favourite cat gif will not go down well.

4. Do enter more than one category

There is no limit to the number of categories you
can enter. A single project, deal or technology
solution could work for a number of categories.

5. Do set free your inner journalist

Cub reporters at media school have the ‘What, Where, When, and How’ drummed into them from day one. What is the entry about? Where did it take place? When did it happen? How did
it come about? You can add one more: Why is it significant to the industry?

6. Do hit the deadline

Late entries get binned. No-one wants that.

The fine print

The rules

• All entries must be written in English
• All entries must be no longer than
400 words. Entries above this word
limit will be disqualified
• All entries must be accompanied by a
50-word synopsis of the entry as you
would like it to appear on all publicity
• All entries must be submitted via our
online entry system
• All entries will be treated as
confidential but we reserve
the right to publish positive extracts
from winning entries
• Wereserves the right to
publish your 50-word summary of
your project
• All entries must be based on activities
undertaken from Jan 2017 to Aug 2018


Nominations may also come from third
parties (individuals or companies) who
feel a particular company or person
should be considered for an award. In
this instance please provide contact
details (email, telephone, name and
company name) for the relevant
company or individual and we
will endeavour to contact them to
submit an entry.
Please note we cannot be
held responsible for any nominated
company that does not supply an entry
once contacted.


Knect365, organiser of the CrewConnect Awards, recognises and
respects the sensitive nature of the
information submitted in the entries.
We ensure that this recognition is
shared by our Judging panel and that
entries are not disclosed or discussed
outside the judging process.
The judging panel is selected to avoid
any conflict of interest. Once an entry
is shortlisted, extracts from the entry
summary only will be sourced for
inclusion in the awards ceremony and
any subsequent editorial coverage.
Please ensure your entry summary
contains no confidential or sensitive

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