Greek Shipping Awards 2020 highlight ‘best of the best’ in first-ever virtual ceremony

Greek Shipping Awards 2020 highlight ‘best of the best’ in first-ever virtual ceremony

Anna Angelicoussi wins ‘Personality of the Year’ Award as Athanasios Martinos receives Lifetime Achievement recognition.

Some of the leading names in the Greek shipping industry participated in the first-ever virtual edition of the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards, streamed on Friday, 4 December 2020.

Organised by Lloyd’s List, the provider of international shipping information since 1734, the highly popular annual awards event continued to receive impressive support from Greek and international sponsors, led by overall Event Sponsor ClassNK, despite its recasting as a digital event due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Hosted by Nigel Lowry of Lloyd’s List and Adriana Paraskevopoulou, news anchor at Greek public broadcaster ERT, the show saw awards in 18 categories of achievement presented with full respect paid to social distancing and health precautions.

The online event highlighted the global nature of Greek shipping with exclusive data showing the frequency of Greek ship port calls around the world. Other themes that emerged as the evening unfolded included the industry’s concern for its seafarers during the coronavirus crisis, the importance placed on sustainability and also the resilience of the country’s passenger shipping industry in maintaining services to the Greek islands.

For the first time in 16 years, a woman walked off with the Greek Shipping Personality of the Year Award. The panel of industry judges, which sifted through more than 200 nominations for the 18 awards, selected Anna Angelicoussi of Alpha Bulkers, Alpha Gas and Pantheon Tankers for the honour, making her the first female victor in the category since Athina Martinou in the inaugural year of the awards in 2004.

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