Elemed Project received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Initiative Award, sponsored by Nanophos, for preparing the ground for the introduction of cold ironing, electric bunkering and hybrid ships across the Eastern Mediterranean Sea corridor. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Ambition 1.5oC – Global Shipping ‘s Action Plan Summit, Bunkering at Sea, NAMEPA, and WLPGA, World LPG Association.

Presenting the award Mrs. Claire Arabatzi, Marine Division Director, Nanophos, on behalf of the sponsor said “It is NanoPhos’ strong and proven belief that ‘Initiative’ itself is a term strongly associated with inspiration, effort, team coordination, hard work and willingness for improvement towards excellence, innovation and effectiveness. Congratulations to the team of the Elemed Project, who have effectively focused on the idea of creating an alternative marine environment by introducing cold ironing, electric bunkering and the hybrid ships initially across Eastern Europe. The Elemed project is the result of a highly coordinated teamwork of experts, who share their dreams, knowledge and efforts towards a better marine world.”

Accepting the award on behalf of Elemed Mr. Panayiotis Mitrou, Technology & Innovation Manager, South Europe, Marine & Offshore, Piraeus Business Development, Lloyd’s Register stated: “Talking about Elemed, I would like to note that it all started with a lot of love and care. A team of enthusiasts we started building on the idea of the zero-emission ship and port, out of love for what we do and the need to excel and sustain our beloved sector irrespective of future environmental challenges. We are delivering today the first tools so that we could all build together our sustainable future. Our target is to develop a great port; the gate of Europe to the East that can plan its future on the principle of zero or minimum negative impact to the surrounding communities.”

Elemed Project involves three EU member states -Cyprus, Greece and Slovenia- forming a strong consortium, comprised by a team of experts, from the marine, engineering and academic sector. The project aims at studying all technical, regulatory, safety and financial issues related to the shore produced electricity and electric propulsion for vessels in Eastern Mediterranean region.

Elemed Project attracted the most votes by the end of the voting period which held online during a 30-days period. GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards within the scope of awarding environmental excellence and performance above average in any aspect of maritime activity. Other winners of the 2018 GREEN4SEA Awards were: V.Ships for the Dry Operator Award, Prime Marine for the Tanker Operator Award, Alfa Laval for the Technology Award, Project Forward for the Clean Shipping Award, MPA Singapore for the Port Award, and Dr. George Gratsos for the Leadership Award.

Find photos from the awards ceremony at Flickr and explore more about the nomination & voting procedure and the winners of 2018 GREEN4SEA Awards at http://events.safety4sea.com/2018-green4sea-awards/