A. Subbiah, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, has been selected for the Annual Maritime Award 2010-11 instituted by the Ministry of Shipping for his research paper titled, ‘Web-enabled port land management systems (We PLMS): a technological solution for effective land resources management in a commercial Port.'

The award carries a purse of Rs. 15,000 and a citation, according to statement issued here on Saturday.

In December last year, the Ministry of Shipping invited research papers from Indians, preferably on an individual basis, on field-level problems in the maritime sector. The selection criteria were: the topic chosen must be original and should not have been published anywhere; research paper on port sector, shipping and inland water transport sector and general studies would be selected for the award, to be chosen by experts nominated by the Ministry, the release added.