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TMS Celebrates a Year of Success

TMS Anniversary

TMS Celebrates a Year of Success

9 April 2015

The upmarket Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel on The Palm was a highly appropriate location for TMS to celebrate its first birthday on April 9th, underlining the company’s growing profile and prestige within the industry. Managing director, Trevor Pereira, and TMS newsletter editor, Clive Woodbridge, were joined by around 100 specially invited guests to mark the occasion. Chief Guest was H.E. Salem Ali Al Zaabi, chairman of United Arab Shipping Company, who warmly praised the maturity of such a young company. Other attendees included representatives of DNV GL Maritime, DP World, Dubai Trading Agency, Middle East Marine, Islamic P&I Club and Sharjah Ports Authority. In his speech Trevor highlighted the achievements that the company had made in its first year, with the launch of the TMS newsletter and the holding of the first TMS Awards. He paid tribute to the hard work and professionalism of his team, and thanked those who had helped the company on its way, including H.E. Khamis Buamim, the outgoing chairman of Drydocks World Dubai. A division of Flagship Events, TMS has scored a big hit with its popular online news digest, which provides a fortnightly review of key developments in the shipping, ports and related maritime sectors across the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Since its launch issue in June last year, TMS has built up a loyal following with over 25,000 executives now receiving the newsletter direct to their email inbox. As well as running the TMS Awards, Flagship Events has built up a thriving third party events business. Over the past 12 months the company has organised and run events around the BIMCO AGM, which was held in Dubai last April; and celebratory events to mark 150 years of the classification society, DNV GL, and the 10th anniversary of the Islamic P&I Club.

Congratulations to you Trevor, the Maritime Standard team and Flagship Events on your first anniversary. It is a proud moment indeed. It doesn’t feel like a year since you set up but feels like The Maritime Standard has been part of our daily shipping lives for a while and that indeed is testament for the good work you have put in to be counted as the key player within the region. I read the Maritime Standard newsletter for my fortnightly updates…. and I had the pleasure of attending the first Maritime Standard Awards held under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, without a doubt it was the finest awards dinner attended by the regions who’s-who. I wish the Maritime Standard Team every success, keep up the good work and Congratulations!!!
H E Salem Al Zaabi, Director General, Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime