The winners of the 2017 GREEN4SEA Awards were presented at a prestigious award ceremony which took place one night before the conference, on April 4th at the Yacht Club of Greece. The GREEN4SEA Awards were awarded to organizations that demonstrated outstanding performance within the scope of fostering Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping following an open nomination process.
The winners of the 2017 GREEN4SEA Awards are as follows:
SEA\LNG received the GREEN4SEA Initiative Award, sponsored by OCEANKING, for bringing together industry’s key players with the aim to break down the commercial obstacles and transform the localized use of LNG as a marine fuel into a global reality. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: GloMEEP, Liberian Registry, Magnuss and Ursus Maritime Capital.
DFDS received the GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award, sponsored by ERMA FIRST, for shedding its focus on green shipping by introducing more efficient ship operations, rewarding crews for reducing fuel consumption, sharing best practices among the ships’ crews and investing in scrubber installations. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Ecoslops, GMS, Port of Rotterdam and Sustainable Shipping Inititiative.
ABB received the GREEN4SEA Technology Award, sponsored by Verifavia Shipping, for providing Sea Water Cooling Pumps and Engine Room Ventilation Fans Variable Frequency Drives Upgrade, which are energy efficient solutions offering savings between 40% – 80%, mitigation of cavitation risk, reliability and extended lifetime. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: I-Tech AB, GAC EnvironHull, OceanSeaver and Thordon Bearings.
MARTECMA received the GREEN4SEA Excellence Award, sponsored by Lloyd’s Register, for bringing together Greek Technical Managers to share experience feedback on how industry should tackle emissions by identifying the technical requirements of the abatement technology and scrubber designs. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: ESPO, IHMA, INTERTANKO and Port of Gothenburg.
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management received the GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award, sponsored by ABS, for its presence in shipping with zero tolerance policy for environmental pollution and clear environmental procedures & equipment concerning regulation requirements for bulk carriers. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Danaos Corporation, ESL Shipping, TOTE Maritime and Wallem Ship Management.
Stena Bulk received the GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award, sponsored by Bureau Veritas, for actively working on improving its annual energy efficiency by implementing continuous improvements to technical solutions, energy management, optimisation and individual energy budgets produced for each vessel before every trip. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: StealthGas, Teekay and Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement.
Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou received the GREEN4SEA Personality Award, sponsored by DNV GL, for his overall contribution to the Green Award Scheme since being appointed as Chairman. He has played an important role on adding more value for its stakeholders, expanding further the scheme and increasing the involvement of certificate holders and incentive providers. This was a special category award after consideration and review of a list of “Editor’s Pick” nominees by the GREEN4SEA Team.
Find more information about the 2017 GREEN4SEA Awards here.