Springfield Shipping Co. received the SAFETY4SEA Tanker Operator Award, sponsored by MacGregor, for setting as a core priority the continuous improvement of the services offered to their clients in the areas of crewing, safe and efficient vessels’ operations and environmental protection. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Cosco Shipping Tankers (Shanghai), Fleet Management Limited, ITM Ltd and MINERVA MARINE Inc.

Presenting the award Mrs. Athena Kanellatou, Regional Director Mediterranean, Middle East & India, MacGregor said “Shipping excellence refers to practices driven by leadership, consistency of purpose, continuous improvement and public responsibility. It is our honour today to recognize Springfield Shipping as such a company. ”

Accepting the award on behalf of Springfield Shipping Co., Captain Dionissis Siganakis, General Manager & Operations stated ‘’The coming years are very challenging since shipping industry suffers a lot from heavy regulations, increased number of inspections and work load. The effort of all the members of the shipping community should be towards an industry of “zero incidents” , which we can only manage by enhancing the safety culture of our staff on board and ashore, by caring about them, and recognizing their contribution to the international seaborne trade and the world economy.’’

Springfield Shipping Co. Panama S.A., is the technical manager of the Tanker fleet of Olympic Shipping and Management S.A. Olympic Shipping and Management S.A., previously known as Olympic Maritime, was established by Aristotle S. Onassis. Since 1997, the company is located in Athens, Greece (P. Phaleron). Surrounded by the Onassis Shipping legend, Olympic’s fleet comprises of 21 crude oil tankers and 10 dry bulk carriers of a total capacity of 6,1 million DWT. Olympic’s dry bulk carriers are managed by the Olympic Vision Maritime Inc. Springfield Shipping Co. Panama S.A. has set as a core priority the continuous improvement of the services offered to their clients in the areas of crewing, safe and efficient vessels’ operations and environmental protection. The company invests in human capital, by providing seafarers and office staff through continuous training the necessary skills and support.

Springfield Shipping Co. attracted the most votes by the end of the voting period which held online during a two-month period. SAFETY4SEA Awards are held annually within the scope of awarding industry’s outstanding practices for Excellence, Sustainability, Training, Technology, Initiative and Leadership. Other winners of the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards are: Alpha Bulkers Shipmanagement Inc. for the Dry Bulk Operator Award, Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) for the Sustainability Award, Metropolitan College / Warsash Maritime Academy for the Training Award, Synergy Group for the Technology Award, North of England P&I Club for the Initiative Award, Mr. Dimitrios Fafalios, INTERCARGO for the Leadership Award and Dr. Sadan Kaptanoglu, BIMCO for the Personality award.

Find photos from the awards ceremony at Flickr and explore more about the nomination & voting procedure and the winners of 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards at https://events.safety4sea.com/2019-safety4sea-awards/