The Seatrade ASIA Awards took place this past Friday, June 17, 2011, in Hong Kong. The ceremony is designed to celebrate and reward excellence and innovation in the maritime sector across the region over the previous 12 months. At the gala dinner, Singapore-based Thome Ship Management picked up the prestigious Best Ship Manager Award for the third time. The Best Ship Manager Award is awarded to a company that demonstrates cost and operational efficiency, positive safety record, commitment to crewing and training, anti-piracy measures, and transparency of client relationships. Captain Bjorn Hojgaard accepted the award, saying he was "very excited" to receive it on behalf of Thome.