SEAJETS HAS BEEN DECLARED AS THE “PASSENGER LINE OF THE YEAR”
SEAJETS has received a particularly special honour as the ”Passenger Line of the Year” in the 15th“Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018” held on Friday, December 07 2018, at Athenaeum InterContinental in the presence of executives and representatives of the Greek and international maritime community.
This award reflects the long-term effort of the company, with 29 years of presence in the industry, to provide the best and fastest services to its passengers, constantly setting even higher targets. Having a fleet of mainly high-speed boats which constantly grows with even more modern and faster passenger ships, SEAJETSeffectively contributes to the extension of the tourist season regarding the destinations it covers, as well as to the overall promotion of Greek tourism.
Upon receiving the award, Mr Marios Iliopoulos, Head of Strategic Planning and Development of SEAJETS, said: “Seajets has been present for 29 years in coastal shipping away from public relations, intrigues and publicity. It has been a long and difficult road of thorns for us. Our course speaks for itself, this company is a family dream, a vision of love, passion, faith, perseverance … a vision for life. Today’s award is the result of a constant effort and of the high-level quality services offered to its passengers all these years. At the same time, this prize, clearly demonstrates that our company, despite the difficult times we live in, provides a plethora of marine transportation services rapidly and reliably.
Seajets accepted the great challenge of being a candidate this year for the first time knowing that one of the most important events in this industry for 2018 was the merger of two major companies which created the “Behemoth” of the Greek coastal shipping. So, this year, we had to compete with this Colossus and we won the prize. And the Lloyd’s Awards considered that it was more important to award the prize to Seajets leaving behind anything that happened in 2018. This is the value of our award.
Without saying too much but actively, we remain present and we are always there to support our islanders, to satisfy the needs of local communities, to support the Coast Guard and contribute to the border protection and development of Greek tourism, to help our dear passengers, with all that this entails. Always trying to correct any mistake.
Motivated by passion, faith, patriotism, perseverance, and the unique seamanship skills which characterize the Greeks, we are and will be present fighting the Establishment and bucking the system”.
The Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards event is organized by Lloyd’s List , the maritime newspaper founded in 1734. The awards known by that name are internationally recognized. A meritocratic approach is adopted which is based on an independent panel of judges from many different shipping sectors. The awards ceremony is held every year in the presence of Greek and international major players in shipping industry, who are awarded a prize in 17 different categories (Tanker Company of the Year, Shipbroker of the Year, International Personality of the Year, Ship of the Year, Next Generation Shipping Award, etc.).