Carus Excellence Awards in Spain


Carus welcomes since 2013 its Carus Awards Excellence Awards in Spain. Ceremony takes place in the gardens of the Hotel Ritz Madrid in the month of June each year to coincide with the General Assembly of ANAVE (the Spanish Shipowners’ Association), of which Carus is an Associate Member and Sponsor.

This award is intended solely to highlight the Excellence and Dedication to the maritime sector, and is awarded to the most outstanding professionals in this regard. Meanwhile, Carus have an accurate knowledge about the maritime business and their professionals as CARUS develops innovative IT solutions and business intelligence, with a global customer base in 16 countries worldwide through 33 shipping lines, supporting over 20 million passengers and 5 million vehicles annually .

Previous editions of the Carus Excellence were awarded to the President of ANAVE and Balearia Group, Mr. Adolfo Utor, and the President of ECSA and Suardiaz Group, Mr. Juan Riva. The Carus edition of the Excellence Award 2014 went to the Director General of Merchant Marine Spanish, Mr. Rafael Rodriguez Valero. And the latest Carus Excellence Award 2015 went to Mr. Vicente Boluda, Chairman Boluda Corporación Marítima.


Carus Excellence Award 2013


The 2013 edition of the Carus Excellence Award went to Mr. Juan Riva -President of ECSA, and Chairman of Suardiaz Group.

Mr. Juan Riva Francos

Carus Award for Excellence on his dedication to the maritime sector.
President of Flota Suardiaz, CEO of Suardiaz Group of companies, President of the European Shipowners’ Association (ECSA), and ANAVE Chairman (2003-2008).

Anders Rundberg CEO Carus delivers the Carus Excellence Award 2013 to Mr. Juan Riva,
President of ECSA, and Suardiaz Group -Hotel Ritz Madrid.


Carus Excellence Award 2013


The 2013 edition of the Carus Excellence Award went to Mr. Adolfo Utor -President of ANAVE, and Chairman of Balearia Group.

Mr. Adolfo Utor (Alhucemas, 1961)

Carus Award for Excellence on his dedication to the maritime sector. 
Executive President Balearia Group. President of ANAVE (2009-2015). President of Consejo del Mar -CEOE.

Anders Rundberg CEO Carus delivers the Carus Excellence Award 2013 to Mr. Adolfo Utor,
President of ANAVE (2009-2015), and Executive President Balearia Group -Hotel Ritz Madrid.


Carus Excellence Award 2014


The 2014 edition of the Carus Excellence Award went to Mr. Rafael Rodríguez Valero -CEO Spanish Merchant Marine.

Mr. Rafael Rodríguez Valero (Gijón, 1948)

Carus Award for Excellence on his dedication to the maritime sector.
CEO of Spanish Merchant Marine.
Doctor of Civil Navy, graduated from the Merchant Navy in Naval Engineering from the University of La Coruna.
Master in Business Law and Maritime and Port Management from the UPC.
Professor Engines, Materials Science and Nautica, at the University of La Coruna.
Inspector Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

Anders Rundberg CEO Carus delivers the Carus Excellence Award 2013 to Mr. Rafael Rodríguez Valero,
CEO Spanish Merchant Marine -Hotel Ritz Madrid.



Carus Excellence Award 2015


Ceremony of Carus Excellence Award 2015 to Mr. Vicente Boluda Fos – Chairman Boluda Corporación Marítima, during the Spanish Shipowners’ Association (ANAVE) General Assembly -Hotel Ritz Madrid, June 25, 2015

Mr. Vicente Boluda Fos (Valencia, 1955)

Carus Award for Excellence on his dedication to the maritime sector.

Mr. Vicente Boluda, CEO and majority shareholder of Boluda Corporación Marítima, is a Doctor of Law -Complutense University of Madrid and graduated in Law Sciences, with several masters in maritime law. He has come to have the large fleet of ships in Europe controlled by a single entrepreneur, the second tugs fleet in the world and the third fleet of sea rescue of the continent with an annual turnover of around € 500 Mio euros.

President of the Valencian Business Association
President of the National Association of Shipowners of Towboats
President of the Valencian Shipping Association.
Special Trade Commission Chairman -ANAVE.
Vicepresident Compañía Marítima del Pacífico, S.A.
Vicepresident Corporación Marítima Mejicana, S.A.
Vicepresident Servicios Marítimos de Baja California, S.A.

Among others, Mr. Vicente Boluda Fos has been honored and awarded with the Naval Merit Cross, the Grand Collar Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, Knight of Justice of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, Knight Corpus Christi in Toledo, Cavaller Jurat of San Vicente Ferrer, Caballero de Yuste, Catalonian Nobility Grand Collar, Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, and the Grand Collar Emperor Felipe II.


Jose Rodríguez –Carus Spain Representative, with Mr. Vicente Boluda Fos – Chairman Boluda Corporación Marítima
and Carus Excellence Award 2015


John Bertell – Carus Sales Manager delivers the Award to Mr. Vicente Boluda Fos – Chairman Boluda Corporación Marítima
and Carus Excellence Award 2015


Carus Excellence Award 2016


Ceremony of Carus Excellence Award 2016 to Mr. Emanuele Grimaldi – CEO of the Grimaldi Group, during the Spanish Shipowners’ Association (ANAVE) General Assembly -Hotel Ritz Madrid, June 29, 2016

Mr. Emanuele Grimaldi

Carus Excellence Award 2016
To Mr. Emanuele Grimaldi CEO of the Grimaldi Group,
for his Excellence in the dedication to the transport industry,
and his decisive contribution to the growth of the maritime sector in Europe.

 


Anders Rundberg -CEO of Carus, Jose Rodríguez –Carus Spain Representative, and John Bertell -Sales Director EMEA of Carus, during the Carus Excellence Award 2016 Ceremony


John Bertell with Mario Massarotti -CEO Grimaldi Spain, who receives the award on behalf of Emanuele Grimaldi, with Anders Rundberg, and Jose Rodríguez

 

 

Jose Rodriguez, Ms. Ana Pastor Spanish Minister for Civil Works and Transport, Anders Rundberg Carus Founder & CEO.



Carus Excellence Award 2017


Ceremony of Carus Excellence Award 2017 to Mr. Luis Miguel Sousa – Funder & President of the Sousa Group (Madeira – Portugal), during the Spanish Shipowners’ Association (ANAVE) General Assembly -Hotel Ritz Madrid, June 22, 2017

Mr. Luis Miguel Sousa

Carus Excellence Award 2017
To Mr. Luis Miguel Sousa -President of the Sousa Group,
for his Excellence in the dedication to the Transportation industry,
and his decisive contribution to the Maritime sector in the Atlantic.

 


John Bertell with Luis Miguel Sousa and Jose Rodríguez, during the Carus Excellence Award 2016 Ceremony