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About Shippax Awards

Shippax Award was launched in 1999 as a means to stimulate innovative solutions. We sincerely wish to promote noteworthy design features on newly-delivered ferries, ro-ro and cruise vessels. Where identical sister vessels of earlier prototypes are concerned, the new deliveries have not been considered unless they display some special improvement.

What makes the Shippax Award so unique is that the jury knows the ins and outs of all the ships and also the trends in the industry. It may therefore be considered as the most prestigious trade award in the combined ferry, ro-ro and cruise industry.

Whenever needed, our jury tries to assess qualifications based on experience, personal visits, GA-plan examinations and collecting research material. The jury travels with the ships anonymously and the impartial result of the jury is extensively discussed amongst them prior to the eventual decision. The awards are normally announced in conjunction with Shippax' Ferry Shipping Conference in April and in the May issue of Shippax CFI, each year.

The categories are

  • Outstanding Concept
  • Outstanding Exterior
  • Outstanding Sundeck
  • Outstanding Lounges
  • Outstanding Cabins
  • Outstanding Car deck
  • Outstanding Ecology
  • Outstanding Technology

Only vessels introducing any sort of innovation in the above categories may win the prize. Each year there may be more than one winner in each category or, alternatively, there may be none, therefore the award for that particular category will consequently not be presented for that year. But it simply has to be an innovation; and for that matter, a good one. Normally, we consider the "Outstanding Concept" to be the summary of a number of qualifications.

To each winner, a diploma is issued and sent to respective ship owner, builder and designer. Since 2004, the diploma is accompanied with a glass sculpture, handed over to the ship owner with the suggestion that the piece should be displayed onboard the award-winning vessel.

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