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The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards 2018

Date: 30 January 2018

For the 7th year, the International Seafarers' Welfare Awards recognise excellence in seafarers' welfare and those who are helping to raise standards across the industry. Garrets is proud to announce that we once again will be sponsoring Shipping Company of the Year award. The award will be given to the shipping company or ship management company that has strived to provide the highest quality welfare services for seafarers.

The awards is being organised by ISWAN, which promoted seafarers' welfare by collaborating with companies, unions, governments and welfare organisations across the globe. In partnership they run projects which aims at improving the working and living conditions of the worlds seafarers. 

The nominations is currently being evaluated among the judges, and the winner will be announced during the awards ceremony in April. The awards ceremony is held during the Third Meeting of the Special Tripartite Commitee of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006). 

This year, Garrets CEO, Niels Snog, is invited to join the judge panel to find the winners. Niels states: "It is important to acknowledge those who does the best for our seafarers in the industry, and I am delighted to be a part of this."

Garrets has for several years supported the award for Shipping Company of the Year, whereas Wrist Ship Supply has supported Seafarers' Centre of the Year.

Read more about the awards here.