We're excited to announce that T. Parker Host is a finalist for FOUR of the Lloyd's List North American Awards this year! A big thanks to our team for their constant focus on research, safety, and exceptional service.

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Host is a finalist in the following categories:

Port Operator of the Year

This award recognizes the company, port authority or terminal that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service throughout the year. This award is open to any port or terminal operator that can demonstrate exceptional innovation, improved efficiency, profitability or successful investment in port operations. Judges will be looking for evidence of a sustained commitment to customer service, cost and operational efficiency as well as an outstanding safety and environmental record.

Training Award

This award goes to a North American company or institution for outstanding commitment in training its employees ashore or at sea or a company or institution that can demonstrate a contribution towards improving training standards across the maritime industry as a whole. Judges will be looking for examples of investment in new facilities and courses, innovative training solutions and a sustained and effective approach to developing quality staff in the maritime sector.

The HPH Safety Award

This award will go to a company with an exceptional commitment to improving safety standards in the shipping industry. The award is open to companies across all sectors which can demonstrate robust and effective improvements to their operations at sea or ashore. Judges will be looking for examples of safety innovation, investment in safety training and proven reductions to accident rates.

The Lloyd’s List Intelligence Big Data Award

This award recognizes the significant potential that ‘big data’ has to transform shipping, from timely insights drawn from real-time monitoring and forecasting of events to improved management of performance and risk. We are seeking entries from companies that can demonstrate a tangible example of innovation drawn from big data and applied to the benefit of shipping. The criteria for this award is necessarily wide, but we will be looking for solid projects that can prove measurable results in areas such as: performance monitoring and optimization; condition-based and predictive maintenance; optimization across systems and system overview of operations. This award will be judged by a special panel of industry experts drawn from Lloyd’s List Intelligence.