Nakilat bags two awards at Lloyd’s List Awards 2016
11 December 2016
Nakilat has been awarded with the ‘Ship Operator’ Award and ‘The Hutchison Ports Environment’ Award at the Lloyd’s List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2016 held in Dubai on 7th December 2016.
The awards come in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution towards reducing its environmental footprint through implementation of green technologies onboard its LNG vessels, as well as its successful fleet expansion amidst challenging market conditions and ability to deliver value to its shareholders through prudent long-term strategies and agreements.
Held annually, the Lloyd’s List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards is one of the most prestigious awards in the shipping industry, recognizing companies and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding achievements over the past year.
Nakilat Managing Director Eng. Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti said: “As a leading company transporting LNG, we have a responsibility not only to ensure the safe working environment for our staff but also to the environment we operate in, which is in line with our corporate responsibility derived from Qatar National Vision 2030. This achievement today serves as a great motivation for us as we embark on consolidating a fully-fledged ship operation for our wholly-owned vessels. We are honoured to be in receipt of these two prestigious awards and be recognized for the hard work, dedication and effort put in by our team, as well as the excellent co-operation and support by our partners. This is testament that the organization is moving in the right direction of achieving our vision to be a global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services.”
Taking a holistic and proactive approach towards sustainable development, Nakilat has successfully carried out the world’s first MEGI (Main Engine Gas Injection) conversion and BWTS (Ballast Water Treatment System) installation onboard its LNG carriers. In addition, a large majority of vessels in Nakilat’s fleet have been certified with the Green Award as a testament to their clean and safe operating systems. The company has consistently delivered value to its shareholders despite challenging market conditions, and upheld excellent safety standards across its fleet to high customer satisfaction.