The 2023 Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards

Many of the biggest names in the Greek shipping industry, but also dynamic and important service providers, were recognised with prestigious awards on Friday, December 1 as the 2023 Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards were presented in front of an industry audience of about 1,100 guests.

The event marked the 20th Anniversary of the Greek Shipping Awards and was full of reminders of the history of the shipping world’s biggest awards event. A special 20 Years Achievement Award recognised the extraordinary energe and growth of the Greek LNG shipping sector as a world leader over the same time span as the Greek Shipping Awards. Seven major LNG leaders and first-movers in the sector, representing 185 LNG carriers – more than 90% of the Greek-controlled fleet, were awarded on the night.

The other special Award of the night saw Evangelos M. Marinakis and Capital Product Partners (CPLP) named as the winners of the Deal of the Decade Award for their 2008 deal to spin off CPLP’s tanker fleet in a $1.65 billion merger with Diamond S Shipping.


Greek Shipping Personality of the Year: George Procopiou

Dry Cargo Company of the Year: Diana Shipping

Tanker Company of the Year: Tsakos Energy Navigation

Passenger Line of the Year: Celestyal Cruises

Shipbroker of the Year: Cass Technava Maritime

Shipping Financier of the Year: Alpha Bank

Technical Achievement Award: Erma First

The Safety Award: Black Rope

Achievement in Education or Training: Helmepa Academy

Piraeus International Centre Award: V.Ships Greece

The Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award: Procureship

International Personality of the Year: Emanuele Grimaldi

Seafarer of the Year: Capt. Kyriakos Mouzakis

Ship of the Year: “Antonis I. Angelicoussis”

The Sustainability Award: Star Bulk Carriers

Next Generation Shipping Award: Petros Panagiotidis

Lloyd’s List/Propeller Club Lifetime Achievement Award: Nicholas G. Moundreas

Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year: Kriton Lentoudis


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