Marasi News retains the title of the “Best Maritime Media” at Shiptek Awards 2021


Marasi News, one of the first specialised maritime magazines and portals in the UAE was recognized as the “Best Maritime Media” at the Shiptek International Maritime Awards 2021. The award ceremony was held on June 7, 2021, at the Al Wasl Ballroom, Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai.

The Shiptek International Maritime Awards has been positioned as one of the most prestigious awards and leading events in the maritime, offshore and oil and gas sector. The 14th edition of the award honoured the work of key players in the industry who reinforced the growth of the industry through their numerous endeavour, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting disruption in the market.

A credible news source

Over the years, Marasi News has been continually recognized for its commitment to enhancing the growth of the maritime industry through high-quality reporting. Since its inception, the platform has highlighted various critical maritime issues such as the seafarers’ crisis, women empowerment in the maritime industry, and other topics of concern, making it a well-deserved winner of the award.

Marasi News has been renowned in the industry for being one of the most reliable sources of news and information in the maritime sector with its accurate, precise, and credible news pieces on the happenings in the field of maritime, offshore, and oil and gas. Moreover, Marasi News has also been at the forefront when it comes to providing timely and consistent insight and analysis from the top decision-makers in the maritime industry locally, regionally, and internationally.

Emphasis on industry growth

Commenting on this achievement, Effat Mostafa, Managing Editor, Marasi News said, “It is truly an honour to receive this coveted award yet again. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the jury for bestowing this accolade on Marasi News. We would also thank our supporters from the industry who have helped us in the cause to ensure the advancement of the industry.”

She added, “2020 has been a critical year for the industry and through the crisis, we ensured that news from the maritime industry world over, reached our patrons. We highlighted issues like challenges seafarers faced due to the pandemic and global lockdowns. We also covered some pioneering events that took place last years that pretty much lead the way towards the recovery of the industry. As a maritime media platform, our primary goal is to help the industry in the UAE, the Middle East and globally strengthen its leading status.”

Marasi News effectively covers key subjects from a wide range of sectors within the maritime and oil and gas industries including ports, insurance, finance, education, legal and regulations, shipping, environment, classification societies, women in maritime, technology and dredging. The portal is also known for hosting industry roundtables that have significantly impacted and improved operations in the industry.