2020 SMART4SEA Awards

SAFETY4SEA is delighted to announce the SMART4SEA Awards for the fourth consecutive year within the scope of fostering Smart Excellence & Sustainable Shipping. The process to be employed is a combination of open nomination and vote while the presentation shall take place during the welcome reception & award ceremony to be held on January the 28th, the evening ahead of the SMART4SEA Athens Forum.

SMART4SEA E-Navigation Award
To be awarded to any organization that provided a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution in any aspect of e-navigation in shipping.

The shortlisted nominees are:

  • Furuno, for the AR Navigation System
  • Marine Fields, for data sharing platform Perseus
  • Massterly, for facilitating the path towards autonomous ships
  • One Sea, for promoting a commercial autonomous ships ecosystem
  • Total Marine Solutions, for the Ocean Guardian digital tool


SMART4SEA Connectivity Award
To be awarded to any organization that provided a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution with respect to ship connectivity.

The shortlisted nominees are:

  • Airbus, for the OceanFinder service
  • Marlink, for its BridgeLink
  • MPA Singapore, for the launch of the GeoSpace-Sea system
  • OTESAT/MARITEL, for the ‘[email protected]’ networking tool
  • Port MiFi project, for helping seafarers face connectivity challenges


SMART4SEA Energy Efficiency Award
To be awarded to any organization that provided a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution in any aspect of energy efficiency in shipping.

The shortlisted nominees are:

  • ABS, for its Low Carbon Shipping Outlook
  • Bureau Veritas, for ‘My Fuel Consumption (MFC)’ online tool
  • Kongsberg Digital & Fujitsu, for launching a Vessel Fuel Optimization (VFO) web service
  • LAROS, for the LAROS system enabling remote monitoring and analysis
  • METIS, for optimizing Hull & Propeller performance with AI & Machine learning


SMART4SEA Cyber Security Award
To be awarded to any organization that provided a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution in any aspect of Cyber Security in shipping.

The shortlisted nominees are:

  • BIMCO, for its new cyber security clause
  • ClassNK, for launching a Cyber Security Management System for Ships
  • IACS, for launching 12 cyber security recommendations
  • Port of Amsterdam, for offering cyber security program
  • Wärtsilä, for promoting cyber security awareness as a founding member OTCSA


SMART4SEA Training Award
To be awarded to any organization that provided a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution in any aspect of Training with respect to smart shipping.

The shortlisted nominees are:

  • DNV GL, for its Maritime Academy
  • US Navy, for its training package TRACER
  • Videotel, for offering virtual reality (VR) training on avoiding cargo damage
  • VSTEP, for NAUTIS portable tug simulation training solution


SMART4SEA Technology Award
To be awarded to any organization that provided a milestone technological achievement or breakthrough or significant contribution in any aspect of smart maritime activity.

The shortlisted nominees are:

  • ABS, for its Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels & Offshore Units
  • C Teleport, for the C Teleport app which facilitates crew management
  • Kongsberg, for its Vessel Insight subscription-based service
  • METIS, for offering innovative solutions based on Artificial Intelligence


SMART4SEA Personality Award
To be awarded to an individual that provided industry influence and contributed towards smarter shipping.


SMART4SEA Leadership Award
To be awarded to an individual that has provided industry leadership and contributed towards smarter shipping throughout his/her career.


Awards are subject to the following procedure, terms and conditions.

Nomination and Voting Procedure:

  1. Notification procedure is initiated few months ahead of the event with an open invitation to the industry stakeholders to propose nominations on the web. Nominations are valid only with an online submission completing the form below and can be made by any individual involved in shipping, limited to one nomination per category per person. All nominations MUST be in English language and provide a clear indication of the reasons behind the nomination (as appropriate).
  2. SAFETY4SEA Editorial staff will review all nominations for validity in line with rules, terms and conditions announced and place all valid nominations to the website for the online Open Vote in line with the deadlines announced.
  3. For each category winner will be the nominee that has attracted the most votes by the end of the voting period. Only one vote per person per category will be allowed.
  4. Awards shall be presented to winners during the welcome reception & award ceremony to be held on January the 28th, the evening ahead of the SMART4SEA Athens Forum.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Nominations: 2020 SMART4SEA Awards are open for nominations till Friday, 1st of November 2019. Valid nominations will be reviewed by the editorial staff and put to online open vote on events.safety4sea.com, supported by social media and e-mail campaigns.
  2. Eligibility: Only work or achievements taking place within the last 18 months (2019-2020) will be eligible. Each nomination to meet the award description and specified entry criteria.
  3. Online Open Vote Procedure: Only one vote is accepted per award category. Vote will be open till 3rd of January 2020.
  4. Awards Announcement: Awards shall be presented to winners during the welcome reception & award ceremony to be held on January the 28th, the evening ahead of the SMART4SEA Athens Forum.

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