EThekwini Maritime Cluster celebrated those institutions and individuals contributing greatlyto the maritime sector from the different walks of the industry. The event took place on the evening of 4 April 2017 at Elangeni Hotel, Durban. Below are the categories and the winners of each.

Category 1: Youth Empowerment Programme

This awards is for those youth empowerment programme in the maritime sector that make a difference to youth development.

Winner: Sail Africa

Category 2: Best Maritime Law Firm

This award acknowledges a Law Firm for their developmental role in the maritime community.

Winner: Norton Rose Fulbright

Category 3: Best Educational Institution in Maritime

Acknowledged for their developmental role in the maritime community.

Winner: Grindrod Shipping Training Academy

Category 4: Best Terminal Operation or Shipping Line

Winner: Fresh Produce Terminals

Category 5: Board Award

This award is for a best stalwart in the maritime industry

Winner: Captain Salvatore Sarno