4th ITALIAN SHIPPING AWARDS
4th Italian Shipping Awards postponed to 2013
After consultation with supporting organisations and sponsors, a reluctant decision has been taken to postpone the 2012 Lloyd's List Italian Shipping Awards. Launched with spectacular success in Naples in 2008, then in Genoa and Rome, the Lloyd's List Italian Shipping Awards has honoured many Italian maritime companies, both large and small as well as recognising the outstanding personal achievements of personalities of the Italian maritime community.
While general enthusiasm for the Italian Shipping Awards remains strong, feedback from the Italian maritime community indicates that several sectors are experiencing difficult trading conditions. In light of this, the general consensus is that conducting an Awards event during these difficult times would not be appropriate and we have reluctantly decided to postpone the 2012 event.
While this decision is disappointing, we are looking to return in 2013 as there seem to be some encouraging signs for the Awards to be held on a two-year time frame. We are confident that the Italian shipping industry will again embrace this event in the same whole-hearted manner it has done in the past.
We greatly appreciate the support of all our sponsors and participants of the 2011 Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner, and look forward to again celebrating Excellence in Italian Shipping in 2013.
Producer Lloyd's List Italian Shipping Awards