(LONDON) — Clay Maitland, one of shipping’s most well-known and knowledgeable leaders, will receive this year’s North American Lifetime Achievement Award from Lloyd’s List.
Maitland, currently managing partner at International Registries Inc., the administrator of the Marshall Islands ship registry, was selected by the judges of the Lloyd’s List North American Awards in a closed conference last month.
The independent judging panel will convene again in mid-March, once the nomination window has closed, to choose winners of the other 14 categories that are being recognized with individual awards.
The Lloyd’s List awards are a unique industrywide celebration of the best the sector has done, and include a Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize an individual who has pursued a lifelong career to the betterment of the industry.
Maitland has the background to meet the criteria, having started in shipping in 1969 when he completed law school.
As well as his work at IRI, Maitland also has a long list of philanthropic work to his credit. He is on the boards of the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler and the King’s Point Maritime Museum, as well as the Sea Research Foundation in Mystic, Conn., and active in a number of other associations and bodies in shipping and law.
He has represented the U.S. at the International Maritime Organization.
Additionally, Maitland lists executive work with the Coast Guard Foundation and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Foundation, as well as being the founding chairman of the North American Maritime Environment Protection Association.
Maitland will receive his award at the Lloyd’s List North American Awards gala dinner in New York on May 19, along with the other winners of the prestigious awards. The other award winners will be announced on that night.
The winner of the 2015 North American Lifetime Achievement Award was Joe Cox, president emeritus of the Chamber of Shipping of America.