Accepting the award Mr. Mark O’Neil stated “I think that all of you who are engaged in management are aware that successful leadership has much to do with willingness and ability of people who you lead… I accept this award not only on my behalf, but on behalf of the entire Columbia workforce. Congratulations to the Columbia family. 

This is a special category award for any individual person that provided industry leadership and contributed towards smarter shipping throughout his/her career. SMART4SEA Awards are held annually within the scope of awarding industry’s outstanding practices for e-navigation, connectivity, energy efficiency, cyber security, training and smart shipping technology.