The BIMCO President’s Award 2014 went to the Saverys family.

The BIMCO President’s Award

Presented by BIMCO President John Denholm, this award honours an individual or a company who has made a significant contribution to shipping and the maritime industry. The President in fact gave the award to the Saverys family, and said:

“This family took control of a traditional shipping company with liner and bulk shipping interests in 1991. Almost immediately thereafter they started to sell the liner business and the peripheral businesses and in 1995 set up a tanker business.

“In 2003 they demerged and floated their Gas Shipping business. This business alone today has a value of around $1 billion.

“The following year in 2004 they demerged and floated the tanker business. This business today also has a value of around $1 billion.

“More recently the family started a container ship owning business and the original company they took control of – which is now focused on dry bulk trades – currently has a value of around $900m.

The Saverys family have created extraordinary value in the good times and have maintained it through the downturn and it is for this reason I have chosen them to receive the President’s award. The family is of course led by Marc (with close support from his sister Virginie) and his bother Nicolas Saverys and their companies are CMB, Euronav, Exmar, and Delphis.”

The BIMCO President’s Award 2014 went to the Saverys family.

The BIMCO President’s Award

Presented by BIMCO President John Denholm, this award honours an individual or a company who has made a significant contribution to shipping and the maritime industry. The President in fact gave the award to the Saverys family, and said:

“This family took control of a traditional shipping company with liner and bulk shipping interests in 1991. Almost immediately thereafter they started to sell the liner business and the peripheral businesses and in 1995 set up a tanker business.

“In 2003 they demerged and floated their Gas Shipping business. This business alone today has a value of around $1 billion.

“The following year in 2004 they demerged and floated the tanker business. This business today also has a value of around $1 billion.

“More recently the family started a container ship owning business and the original company they took control of – which is now focused on dry bulk trades – currently has a value of around $900m.

The Saverys family have created extraordinary value in the good times and have maintained it through the downturn and it is for this reason I have chosen them to receive the President’s award. The family is of course led by Marc (with close support from his sister Virginie) and his bother Nicolas Saverys and their companies are CMB, Euronav, Exmar, and Delphis.”