Lloyd’s Register FOBAS received the award for offering a high quality Fuel Testing service. During the last months, FOBAS raised the alarm when contaminated fuels were found in several regions, providing best practices to acknowledge such cases and to prevent fuel contamination and its harmful effects. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: ABS, Clean Arctic Alliance, Getting to Zero coalition and the Methanol Institute.

Presenting the award Mrs Katerina Tsolaki, Chief Scientific Officer, ERMA FIRST S.A., said “The Lloyd’s Register FOBAS team offers high quality services and contributes significantly towards greener shipping by providing support at all stages for the effective compliance with IMO Sulphur Cap which is into effect since the beginning of the year.

Accepting the award on behalf of Lloyd’s Register FOBAS, Mrs. Maria Kyratsoudi, Global FOBAS Business Development Manager stated “The last decade, FOBAS team has significantly changed; the way we are organized today has nothing to do with the past, but the main principals remain the same; we are always at the front to provide support and expertize to our customers in all fuel related issues. FOBAS team involves a wide network of experts and technicians all over the world; all of them have contributed to receive this award today and we would like to thank our colleagues and also those who voted for us.”

Fuel accounts for up to 60% of a ship’s operational costs and quality is vitally important. Finding the right fuel is a challenging task; in this context, Lloyd’s Register FOBAS offers a high quality Fuel Testing service. FOBAS has an extensive network of world-class fuel specialists that assist in validating fuel quality and quantity, supporting operators to manage fuel safely and optimize performance. Amid the long anticipated Sulphur Cap, FOBAS played a key role in addressing future fuel quality challenges with regard to ISO 8217:2017 In particular, FOBAS provided many updates on the important issue of fuel quality assisting towards a smooth transition of IMO 2020 sulphur cap. In addition, FOBAS issued many technical and operational warnings when bunker samples presented unsatisfactory results.  LR's FOBAS specialist team provides 24/7 support should poor quality fuel be detected, along with expert advice on managing it safely. FOBAS offers an advanced and easy-to-use customer portal which gives complete access to fuel sample information across operators’ fleet.


Lloyd’s Register FOBAS attracted the most votes by the end of the voting period which held online during a two-month period. GREEN4SEA Awards are held annually within the scope of awarding industry’s outstanding practices for green shipping excellence, technology, initiative, clean shipping practices, green ports and personalities that are leading the path toward a more sustainable future. Other winners of the 2020 GREEN4SEA Awards are: Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd for the Dry Bulk Operator Award, GasLog LNG Services Ltd for the Tanker Operator Award, Dynagas Ltd for the Technology Award, World LPG Association (WLPG) for the Initiative Award, Dr. John Kokarakis, Bureau Veritas for the Personality Award and Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou, Tototheo Maritime for the Leadership Award.


Find photos from the awards ceremony at Flickr and explore more about the nomination & voting procedure and the winners of 2020 GREEEN4SEA Awards at https://events.safety4sea.com/2020-green4sea-awards/