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METL Scoops Maritime Services Award

Posted 30th November 2016

On November 16th 2016, METL Group Training Officer, Hannan El-kabbout, and Admin and Marketing Officer Ruth Kirley, attended the 21st Lloyd’s List Australian Shipping and Maritime Industry Awards in Sydney.

These awards acknowledge and recognise exceptional achievement and contribution within the Australian Maritime Industry. Guests came from several sectors including government, shipping, freight forwarding and customs brokering. Among the dignitaries were Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie, attending as a guest of Ausport Marine and as someone who has herself taken a keen interest in coastal shipping.

METL was selected as a finalist in the Maritime Services Award category, open to agents, brokers, classification societies, legal practitioners, finance providers, telecommunications or IT suppliers, security services, training and education companies or institutions. Other finalists in this award category included David Paul, Senior Application Specialist at Saab Ports & Terminals, Geoff Hack, Managing Director at EES Shipping Pty Ltd, MER Solutions Australia Pty Ltd; and Project Professionals Group Pty Ltd.

Following great suspense at the Award ceremony, METL was announced as the 2016 Maritime Services Award winner, with Hannan El-kabbout accepting the award from Senator Jacqui Lambie.

Left to right, GTO Officer, Hannan El-kabbout, and Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie.


"To be acknowledged by our peers in the industry is the highest accolades," said METL CEO Simon Earle. "I'd like to thank the Board for their direction and staff for their commitment over a very busy year."

Hannan El-Kabbout comments on METL’s accomplishment: “This award is a real testament to the team’s constant hard work and dedication to the industry.” “The calibre of the other entries was high so for METL to be recognised is incredible. Achievements such as this help us demonstrate to the industry that we deliver an excellent, professional and reliable service.” concludes Hannan El-kabbout.

METL Admin and Marketing Officer, Ruth Kirley, acknowledged the achievements of the finalists in the category. “It’s an honour to be rewarded and recognised for our work. I would like to congratulate all finalists, highly commended and winners from the 2016 Lloyds List Australian Shipping and Maritime Industry Awards for their contribution to the industry” says Ruth Kirley.
We are extremely pleased with the support we receive and look forward to an ongoing collaboration with Host employers, unions and training organisations in the near future.


 GTO Officer, Hannan El-kabbout, and Admin and Marketing Officer Ruth Kirley




Left to right, GTO Officer, Hannan El-kabbout, General Manager Fiona Byczkov,

Admin and Marketing Officer Ruth Kirley, and Case Manager Jake Blenkinsop