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THE IHMA AWARDS & GALA DINNER

Recognising excellence in port operations and management

About the Award


The IHMA awards are held to recognise and celebrate the contributions Harbour Masters make to ensuring safe, secure and efficient ports around the world. Do you have any thoughts on which port, individual or photograph deserves to win? Nominate your choice by following the submissions guidelines below! You are also invited to join us for the awards presentation, which will take place at the IMO Gala Dinner on 27th June 2018.

The deadline for nominations is January 31st 2018.

The awards will be judged in three categories:

Safe, Efficient and Secure Port
Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Profession of Harbour Master
Port Operations Photograph of the Year

Safe, Efficient and Secure Port

Judging Criteria

This award will be made to an individual, port or company for their contribution to port efficiency, safety and security. 

The criteria used to judge the submissions will include:

  • Scope and relevance of the project/initiative
  • Sustainability of project/initiative
  • Applicability of the project/initiative to other ports (costs, resources, time, etc)
Judging Criteria
  • Existence of performance program (measure of performance, KPIs, statistics, dashboard, etc)
  • Impact on day to day operations (what are the results of the initiative/project, what is its value)
  • Evidence of innovation
  • Use of technology
How to Nominate

The following information must be included to support the nomination:

  • Port size and brief description of the port’s resources
  • Brief outline of the port’s management / governance
  • Supporting facts & statements including evidence of efficiency gains, and safety and security considerations
  • The maximum submission length should be no more than 1500 words

Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Profession of Harbour Master

Judging Criteria

Awarded to a Harbour Master that has been one or more of the following: a stand-out candidate in raising the profile of HM’s; a driving force within his/her port, country or community; a leader of key initiatives that bring about positive changes and benefits for his/her port or industry. The award is open to present members, non-members and retired HMs. The candidates can be nominated by their port/company or by IHMA members.

The criteria used to decide the recipient of this award will include an assessment of:

  • Excellence and leadership in his/her field of expertise.
  • How they have made a significant contribution to the Port Sector. This may be considered via contributions to industry that supported changes in how the industry is governed.
Judging Criteria
  • How they have made a significant contribution to his/her own Port. This may be supported by examples of port improvements in infrastructure, governance, safety or environmental achievements.
  • How they have made a contribution to the development of people within their sphere of influence.
  • How they have made a contribution to the development and promotion of the role of the Harbour Master locally, nationally or internationally.
How to Nominate

The following information must be included to support the nomination:

  • Career History
  • Achievements
  • Sample Projects
  • Port Effectiveness
  • Supporting facts & statements

Submissions should be no more than 1500 words.

Port Operations Photograph of the Year

Judging Criteria

The winning photograph will:

  • Inspire people around the world to think about port operations and the vital role they play.
  • Convey a strong message about port operations.
  • Be contemporary.
  • Be original.
How to Nominate

Photographs should be submitted in the form of a high resolution jpeg image, and should be accompanied by a short explanation (150 words maximum) providing some background to the photo - i.e. when and where it was taken, and the message it conveys.