Prime Marine received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award, sponsored by ABS, for its various initiatives towards GHG emissions reductions, becoming the first shipping company globally that received from ABS the Assessment letter of a Monitoring Plan for Compliance with the EU MRV Regulation, prepared for vessel M/T Emerald Shiner. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: AET Tankers, SCF Group, Teekay and Waterfront Shipping

Presenting the award Mr. Elias Kariambas, Director Global Ship Systems Center, ABS, on behalf of the sponsor, said “There can be no doubt that environmental issues are at the top of the shipping industry’s agenda as we are challenged to minimize the environmental impact of our global marine activities and to ensure sustainability for future generations.   ABS considers its role to be at the center of the marine environmental arena and as the classification society who issued the EU MRV Assessment Compliance letter, ABS is particularly proud to present this award to Prime Marine.”

Accepting the award on behalf of Prime Marine, Mr. Frantzeskos Kontos, Technical Manager - DPA, stated “The close monitoring of the vessels’ performance and the continuous efforts of increasing the operational efficiency led us to install energy saving devices improving propeller efficiency in 16 vessels of our fleet. Also it led us to the of advanced painting scheme including silicon and to installation of online performance monitoring and ME diagnostic system onboard our vessels. All these contributed to develop our own MRV data monitoring and evaluating system.”

Prime Marine specializes in shipping oil refined products, including a variety of other liquid products, LPG and Ammonia anywhere in the world in a safe, timely and reliable manner. PRIME’s management team has more than eighty years of combined industry experience having been through a number of cycles. The company’s efforts to sustainability are not limited only to vessel’s performance but also extend to company’s office environmental performance. Being member of Green Angels, Prime became the first shipping company that completes successfully the ISO 14064-1:2012 Verification regarding the GHG emissions (CO2equivalent) related to Office operations.

Prime Marine 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, Alfa Laval for the Technology Award, MPA Singapore for the Port Award, Project Forward for the Clean Shipping Award, Elemed Project for the Initiative Award and Dr. George Gratsos for the Leadership Award.

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