ASRY Chairman Wins Maritime Award

MANAMA: The Chairman of the Board of ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa has been awarded the Seatrade Maritime Industry Award at the recent Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East Indian Sub-continent and Africa (MEISA) in Dubai. The award honours an individual that has made an exceptional contribution to the maritime sector in this region.

Commenting after receiving the award, Shaikh Daij said, “It’s a great honour to be selected for this award, especially amongst such esteemed company. Some of the regional leaders of the maritime industry are present, and I’m proud to be able to make a contribution to the development of the maritime sector. My hope is that an improved marine industry across the region will boost prosperity of not only our nations, but also our people.”

The selection committee highlighted several of the ASRY Chairman’s achievements including his first role in the ports sector of Bahrain, where he oversaw the launch of a new port, the privatisation of port operations, and the creation of a new logistics zone. This was followed by his leadership of ASRY to maintain its status as one of the region’s leading ship repair companies, expanding the range of its facilities and finding innovative new solutions in response to market challenges, including the latest initiative known as Project Jupiter. This is in addition to the active role in the development of a national maritime policy for his country, and being a major supporter of its move into cruise tourism. Two years ago he also arranged a very generous donation to the IMO from ASRY in support of its humanitarian work in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal at our London Awards dinner.

ASRY was also shortlisted for awards in two categories at the ceremony – Ship Repair Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility. The awards were held under the patronage of Sultan bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and chairman of Dubai Maritime City Authority, and were attended by over 700 guests at the Joharah Ballroom at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

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