d’Amico Group received the award for becoming one of the most sustainable shipping groups worldwide, with investment in an “eco-ship” newbuildings program and in the development of a very efficient Performance Monitoring system which provides ship company- specific measures for the improvement of the environmental performance of the fleet. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Eniram, Propulsion Analytics and Smart Green Shipping Alliance.

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Presenting the award Mrs Cynthia Hudson, CEO, Hudson Analytix, said “d’Amico is now operating on a global scale and is focus on the management operation of dry cargo and product tanker vessels and also provides international shipping services. Since its inception d’Amico has balanced international development with its tradition as a family grown business, maintaining strong links with various countries in which it operates. Experience, competence and Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as operational safety and concern for the environment represent the core values of the d’Amico Group”.

Accepting the award on behalf of d’Amico Group, Mrs Ivana Melillo, Feet Performance Manager, stated “d’Amico has demonstrated that data collecting and monitoring is the best way to improve the energy efficiency of the whole fleet and makes a step forward in the culture of energy saving. We believe in new technologies as they are able to help reducing the pressure that crews receive from the shore staff for the data collection and most important they improve the awareness towards navigation safety. Moreover, thanks to all new environmental friendly measures, d’Amico shows daily how it is becoming one of the most efficient and sustainable shipping groups worldwide.”

d’Amico is becoming one of the most efficient and sustainable shipping groups worldwide, investing in an “eco-ship” newbuildings program. An energy efficient solution achieved by d’Amico is composed by two real time panels (onboard & ashore) and one Decision Support System. In this context, d’Amico performs a full fuel monitoring campaign to analyze and correlate the main parameters affecting the ship’s fuel consumption performance.  The solution also gives support regarding the choice of the best speed, trim, propeller RPM and the most appropriate maintenance intervals for hull, engines, propellers, etc. with the description of the ship’s energy efficiency behavior over time. It also enables to comply with existing and forthcoming regulations (eg. SEEMP, EEOI, MRV). When reducing fuel consumption and improving energy efficiency, the whole fleet may become even more environmentally friendly by reducing CO2, SOx and NOX emissions, d’Amico notes.

d’Amico attracted the most votes by the end of the voting period which held online during a two-month period. SMART4SEA Awards are held annually within the scope of awarding industry’s outstanding practices for e-navigation, connectivity, energy efficiency, cyber security, training and smart shipping technology. Other winners of the 2019 SMART4SEA Awards are: NAVTOR for the e-Navigation Award, Marlink for the Connectivity Award, ABS for the Cyber Security Award, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation for the Training Award, StealthGas for the Technology Award, Mr. Peter Broadhurst, Inmarsat for the Personality Award and Mr. Mark O’Neil, Columbia Shipmanagement for the Leadership Award.

Find photos from the awards ceremony at Flickr and explore more about the nomination & voting procedure and the winners of 2019 SMART4SEA Awards at https://events.safety4sea.com/2019-smart4sea-awards/