Port of Southampton recognised in top 20 under 40 cruise award

September 24, 2018

A global search for the top 20 young professionals in the cruise industry under the age of 40 has recognised the Port of Southampton’s Commercial Manager Rebekah Keeler and Solent Stevedores General Manager Tom Dynes.
The winners of the Seatrade Cruise News competition were announced at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon, with Rebekah among the top 20.
They all received a trophy and an invitation to the stage for a short interview with two members of the judging panel.
ABP Southampton Director Alastair Welch, said: “We are delighted that Rebekah has been recognised as one of the leading cruise professionals in the world under the age of 40 by her peers and it is fantastic for Tom to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.
“We have welcomed more than 500 cruise calls this year and Rebekah plays a key role in ensuring we continue to deliver world class service to the industry, enabling Southampton to be continuously recognised as the cruise capital of Northern Europe.”
In its inaugural year, Seatrade Cruise News' '20 under 40' attracted nearly 100 entries from all over the world.
Mary Bond, Managing Director of publishing, Seatrade, said: “Both the volume and standard of entries this competition received have been truly outstanding; which made selecting the Top 20 winners a difficult task,
“Each individual who was nominated should be extremely proud of not just themselves but the future they are helping to ensure for the cruise industry. It’s so encouraging to see so much young talent build, maintain and innovate this thriving and exciting industry.”