The organisers of the Ghana Shippers Awards 2017 have opened nominations for the event scheduled for May 26, 2017 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

Graphic Business and Globe Productions Limited say nominations are opened until March 31.            

The Ghana Shippers Awards provides a platform to recognize individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and development of the industry while recognizing the key functions within the industry.

The awards cut across road transportations, ocean carriers, air transportation, freight forwarding, shipping agents, express services, courier agencies, government agencies, insurance and financial institution and more.

The organisers said the awards aims to recognize distinctions in the field, and also to promote the interests of the Shipping and Maritime industry – nationally and internationally.

Interested companies are to complete a form at where interested companies can enter more in than one category.

Among the categories are; Container Line of the Year, International Express Operator of the Year, Break Bulk Operator of the Year, Air freight Solutions Provider of the Year,  Sea Freight Solutions Provider of the Year, Project/Heavy lift Forwarder the Year, Road Haulier of the Year,

Others are; Air Cargo Carrier of the Year, Life Time Achievement Award, Shipping line Operator of the Year, Overall Shipping Company of the Year, Domestic Courier Service Provider of the Year, Freight Forwarder of the Year, Customer Service Award, Excellence in HSEQ Award,

Also included for consideration are; Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, Promising Forwarding/Shipping Company of the Year, Young Freight Forwarder of the Year, Terminal/Port of the Year, Environmental Sustainability Awards, Marine Service Provider of the Year, Excellence in Innovation and Technology.

Maritime Personality of the Year, Maritime Institution of the Year, Brand of the Year, Special Recognition Awards, Marine Insurer of the Year, Shipping Financial Service Provider of the Year, Logistics Service Provider of the Year, Consultancy Service of the Year are also up for consideration.

Organisers said the Awards would provide the perfect opportunity for industry players to raise their profile, gain peer recognition and further heighten their visibility.