November 2018

Solent Stevedores delighted to win People Development Award at the IBJ Awards 2018

Solent Stevedores was proud to be associated with this year`s International Bulk Journal Awards celebrating excellence in the Maritime Bulk industry held in Ghent.

The company was once again shortlisted for the People Development Award in Cargo Handling, competing against companies from Abu Dhabi, Ireland and the USA.

Unlike 2017, this year the company was voted winner and Zak McElvenny Group Compliance & Standards Manager is seen receiving the award on behalf of the company.

Commenting on why Solent Stevedores was successful in winning this Award, Ian Jacobs Operations Director said;

"The judging panel of 15 senior executives from around the globe particularly liked the fact that our entry highlighted both the commitment and focus that the company invests in when developing our staff.  We have two Training Managers who are continually ensuring the training of our people is kept updated and the ongoing development of a multi skilled workforce enables us to cope with a surge in activity"


Solent Stevedores was also sponsoring the Bulk Logistics Excellence Award and companies from Belgium, Indonesia, Netherland, the UK and USA were all competing for this accolade.

Ian Jacobs Operations Director is seen here presenting the award to David Chenowith, Commercial Manager of T. Parker Host from the USA.

Zak McElvenny collects the Solent Stevedores People Development Award at the IBJ Awards Ceremony in Ghent
Ian Jacobs - Operating Director at Solent Stevedores presents the Bulk Logistics award at the IBJ Awards Ceremony 2018