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SPNL excited to be recognised as ‘Best Shipping Network’

The SPNL is the proud winner of the ‘Best Shipping Network’ category at this year’s Trade Finance Global Shipping Awards.

The TFG Shipping Awards recognise exceptional candidates driving the global maritime, shipping and transport sector. SPNL received particular acknowledgement for their work in promoting London to the world and nurturing young talent. Commendation was also given to the SPNL FutureLondon report and the network’s contribution to other important maritime industry studies.

Claudio Chiste, Chairman of Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) said:

“It’s a huge honour for SPNL to be recognised as the Best Shipping Network. We are very proud that our passion and dedication to connecting and promoting London’s young shipping professionals has been acknowledged in the prestigious TFG Excellence Awards.”

Best Shipping Network Certificate: SPNL Chairman Claudio Chiste (left), with fellow Board member Patricia Schlotmann

Each category was judged by a panel of professional judges with 2016 being the biggest awards to date, 50 companies competed across 7 sectors.

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TRADE FINANCE GLOBAL Media Release

RELEASE DATE: Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 (0900 BST)

TFG stands behind the UK Chamber of Shipping, identifying the Maritime Skills Gap and need for more investment, at the TFG Shipping Awards

The winners of the 2016 TFG Shipping Awards were announced this week (on Tuesday 23rd February). The awards recognised and rewarded innovative practice in the shipping, transport and maritime industry.

Trade Finance Global stands behind the UK Chamber of Shipping upon announcing the TFG Shipping Awards winners, stressing the importance of digitalization and investment into Ship Registers and seafarer training, in order to promote global shipping.

The TFG Shipping Awards recognised exceptional candidates driving the global maritime and shipping sector and allowing SMEs to trade internationally, a market worth $3tn USD per year.

Each category was judged by a panel of professional judges and 2016 was the biggest awards to date, choosing from over 30 companies across 7 sectors.

James Sinclair, Trade Finance Global editor said:

“Shipping needs to be protected; it’s involves 90% of the world’s trade and is a key driver in our economy. There is a maritime skills gap, a need to reform the UK shipping register, and invest in seafarer training, if the UK wants to maintain its stronghold and boost the UK’s multi-billion pound shipping industry.”

“We were proud to nominate winners across our categories this year. It’s been a pleasure for the judging panel reading independent reviews, talking to experts in the sector, and reviewing websites.

“It’s good to see that digital is driving innovation and competition, which is why we have awarded shipping companies who are striving for digital excellence. Trade finance is a growing industry and we really support shipping companies driving this.”

Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping said:

“We are delighted to win this award. The UK Chamber works hard to champion and protect the industry, not just by persistent lobbying on the specific concerns of our members, but by playing an active and innovative role in growing the UK maritime sector, to ensure the success of UK PLC.”

Innovation and software as a service (SaaS) companies are also heavily disrupting the trade finance space. Dick Metzler, CMO at UShip was awarded Most Innovative Shipping Company. He said:

“Like many industries, we see shipping and logistics becoming far more automated in the coming 3-5 years. We’ll see this happening around spot market pricing, automated booking, mobile apps, software-as-a-service, data analytics, and everything from finding capacity to payment.”

The winners of the prestigious TFG Shipping Awards for Excellence were greatly received and well deserved. Claudio Chiste, Chairman of Shipping Professional Network of London and Best Shipping Network winner said:

“It’s a huge honour for SPNL to be recognised as the Best Shipping Network. We are very proud that our passion and dedication to connecting and promoting London’s young shipping professionals has been acknowledged in the prestigious TFG Excellence Awards.”

Winners for the Awards and Interviews with CEOs can be found on the TFG website (https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/services/tfg-shipping-awards-2016/), and were as follows:

Best Shipping Blog

Winner – Shipping and Freight Resource

Best Shipping Network

Winner – Best Shipping Network

Best Shipping Body

Winner – UK Chamber of Shipping

Most Innovative Shipping Company

Winner – UShip

Runner Up – Shipwire

Best Shipping Carrier Services Company

Winner – Royal Mail Group

Best Shipping Recruitment Agency

Winner – Spinnaker Global