The panel is keen to uncover stories of individuals or groups who've truly set themselves apart, with no emphasis placed on the flair of writing. We urge every corner of the Australian maritime sector to take part and share their stories.

Eligibility for nominations spans across the board – businesses, corporate entities, nonprofits, and private individuals alike. Feel free to nominate oneself, a valued client, or a customer for any award category. However, please note, the Newsmaker of the Year and Hall of Fame honours are exclusively determined by Daily Cargo News, while the Liner Trade and Customer Service accolades are bestowed based on insights from our data analysis team and feedback from our readers, respectively.