Capt Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman of Green Award, formally handed over the Green Award plaque to Mr. Johnny Ma – Chairman of Kamji Marine Agency Ltd in the presence of various guests from China, Mrs. Katerina Polychroniou, Director of Kamji Marine Hellas and Jan Fransen, Green Award executive director.

Mr Mattheou noted: "By becoming an incentive provider, they have become pioneers since they are the first company from China to join the scheme. It is a giant step for Green Award as well. Green Award is committed to sustainable future for our Planet and with this step green approach spreads to a new region reducing environmental impact and promoting safety.”

Kamji Marine Agency Ltd is headquarted in Zhoushan with branch offices in Europe. The company is a husbandry agent (local agent in Zhoushan port and a general agent for all other Chinese ports. It offers a wide range of services such as sludge disposal, tanker cleaning, dry dock repair, technical repair, store & spare parts supply and acts as a SPRO agent.

Green Award surveys and certifies ships and ship managers that demonstrate excellent performance. The certificate is recognized by the industry as a quality mark and rewarded with various benefits by ports and maritime products and services suppliers. Ships and ship manager must meet strict requirements covering safety, quality and environmental performance to successfully pass the certification.

Green Award certified ships and offices are offered a 3% discount for owner matter agency, no cash payment on board the ship for SPRO retainer fee and a 5% discount on sludge disposal, tank cleaning, technical repair and store & spare parts supply.