First off, we have to hand it to London’s Seahorse Club. The trophy for their annual journalism awards, presented to reporters who cover freight transportation, shipping and logistics, is a genuine conversation starter.
The name of the place where they held this year’s Dec. 8 event isn’t bad either. The Loose Cannon, a restaurant and bar in London on the north shore of the Thames, sits under its namesake, the Cannon Bridge.
Pictured above, left, is Container Management magazine assistant editor Joe Lo, winner of the 2015 Newcomer of the Year prize. Meanwhile, the award for Air Cargo Journalist of the Year went to Air Cargo World editor Randy Wood. The magazine, founded in 1942, was acquired last year by New York’s Royal Media Group. From the Air Cargo World write-up:
The rejuvenation of Air Cargo World is exemplified by Randy’s [winning February 2015] “The Lion Roars” feature. “The Lion Roars” is not just about how Ethiopian Airlines became the No. 1 air cargo carrier in Africa – it offers a unique window into how the African air cargo market has evolved and can continue to advance. Randy was able to get exceptional access to Ethiopian senior executives and key people in the African market to produce a feature that contains not just wonderful information, but is eminently readable and enjoyable.
Other winners this year include Asia Shipping Media’s Holly Birkett (Social Media Winner), The Maritime Professional tandem of Danny Shorten and Namrata Nadkarni (Environmental Winners) and Lloyd’s List’s Richard Meade (International Editor).
[Photo via: The Seahorse Club]