THE call is out for nominations ahead of the 25th annual Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards on 12 November.

The event is to be held at the swanky Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney.

People and businesses are encouraged to nominate themselves or others in the many different categories.


Categories include Newsmaker of the Year and the always intriguing Hall of Fame inductee.

Last year’s HoF inductee was Captain James Patrick, the founder and governing director of James Patrick & Co. Pty. Ltd. and the Patrick Line of cargo ships.

Awards include: Port or Terminal of the Year, Gender Diversity Award, Women in Shipping & Maritime Logistics, Supply Chain and Technology, Young Achievement, Maritime Services, Environmental or Safety, Customer Service, Liner Trades, Seafarers’ Welfare, Customs Broker of the Year, Excellence in Bulk Handling or Heavy Lift and Freight Forwarder of the Year.

To enter, nominate, sponsor an award, or just obtain more information, please visit the awards’ website.