The online voting process has started at where participants can cast their votes online up to 22nd of February, 2019. The winners will be the ones attracted the most online votes and the results will be announced during a prestigious award ceremony, on Tuesday night 12th of March, at the Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus, on the night before the 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference.


The 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference will take place on Wednesday, 13thof March at the Lighthouse at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

Full details of the event are available at    

Nominations shortlisted for the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards include the following organisations per category:

GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award

  • Blue Planet Shipping Ltd has been nominated for its commitment to environmental protection, putting sustainability policies into action. The company manages the world's first bulk carrier, MV Afros, equipped with a Flettner Rotor System for Wind Assisted Propulsion based on the Magnus Effect.
  • ESL Shipping has been nominated for taking significant action toward sustainability, operating the world’s most eco-friendly bulk carrier in the Baltic Sea. The 25,600-dwt ‘M/S Viikki’ is fueled by LNG and produces less than half of the carbon dioxide of previous vessel generation, thanks to many advanced technologies.
  • Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has been nominated for investing in energy saving technologies to reduce its environmental impact and improve services. Recently, the company announced that it will retrofit 80 of its operated bulk carriers with a new service to analyze propulsion performance.
  • Orion Bulkers GMBH & CO KG has been nominated for operating a young fleet of modern and economic bulk carriers setting a direction toward green shipping with the aim to strengthen its position as a leading actor in the dry bulk market, maintaining an excellent record under PSC inspections.
  • Star Bulk Carriers Corporation has been nominated for focusing on environmental protection by implementing enhanced sustainable strategies and initiatives to comply with emerging regulations. Recently, the company announced its decision to equip entire fleet with EGCS before Jan 1st, 2020.

GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award

  • EXMAR has been nominated for expanding its powerful green agenda including orders of LPG fuelled vessels, featuring the newly developed two-stroke dual-fuel engines by MAN B&W which utilize the diesel cycle combustion process to burn LPG, another fuel option for compliance toward 2020 sulphur cap.
  • Hellespont Group has been nominated for implementing ship management best practices to reduce environmental footprint. Among others, the company performs strict paint control during newbuildings & drydocks with a unique Paint Fingerprinting methodology, adopts Enviro Notations and retrofits environmentally friendly systems.
  • Navigator Gas LLC has been nominated for setting a pioneering direction toward greener shipping with the decision to burn ethane. Navigator Aurora, equipped with a dual fuel (HFO/LNG) burning engine when delivered in August 2016, became the first ship that was successfully converted to a dual fuel (HFO/Ethane) engine in August 2018.
  • Odfjell Group has been nominated for putting sustainability at the heart of its operations with the launch of a sustainability strategy to align company’s focus areas and actions with the UNs Sustainable Development Goals. Odfjell is also a committed member of the UN Global Compact, embracing to ten defined sustainable principles.
  • Thenamaris has been nominated for operating a powerful fleet with enhanced environmental performance, putting in place daily practices to safeguard the environment such as maintaining hull, machinery and equipment to the highest standards and using environmental- friendly methods for BWM.

GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award

  • ABS has been nominated for pioneering the advancement of Gas as a marine fuel by supporting the development of a range of technological advancements and innovative industry partnerships. Moreover, ABS has granted a series of Approvals in Principle (AIP) to technological innovations in gas as fuel.
  • Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 has been nominated for representing a group of leading companies that have taken efforts through significant investments in research and analysis, funding and committing resources to comply with 2020 fuel requirements through the development and use of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS).
  • Ecoslops has been nominated for its ‘Mini-P2R’, derived from company’s P2R micro-refining concept, which makes it possible to respond to oil waste management issues for a much larger number of ports.  With Mini-P2R, more than 300 ports could recycle oil waste, turning it into 2nd generation fuels in accordance with international standards.
  • Evac has been nominated for its vacuum technology which saves a lot fresh water on board and is being used in collecting foodwaste and grey water collection appliances. Company’s latest invention is the Vacuconvert, where designer can choose freely toilets from household market to be used on vessel.
  • Lean Marine has been nominated for its "FuelOpt™ system that guarantees fuel savings by providing the crew with an interface to set requested speed & fuel consumption. Based on those set values, it controls the propulsive power to achieve stable and predictable vessel speed with reduced power peaks, reducing fuel consumption as a result.

GREEN4SEA Initiative Award

  • BEMA has been nominated for providing a unified voice and technical support to assist in effective BWMC implementation. The Association was formed shortly after MEPC 72 when the implementation schedule was delayed, highlighting the need for the industry to be represented at the IMO and take more action.
  • EGCSA has been nominated for providing clarity and knowledge transfer in exhaust gas cleaning system technologies toward upcoming 2020 sulphur cap. The Association offers impartial technical information, advice and opinion on the many current and future issues and challenges related to emissions reduction with the use of scrubbers onboard.
  • IWSA has been nominated for taking many initiatives for introducing modern wind propulsion as a clean solution for ships. Recently, the first installations of wind propulsion devices by Viking Lines and Maersk Tankers have begun to operate on vessels, showing the great importance and potential wind propulsion is given by the shipping industry.
  • probunkers has been nominated for contributing to the development of LNG marine infrastructure by providing premier and reliable LNG bunkering services. Launched in Posidonia 2018, the Greek-based project follows a three-fold business model which includes investment, trading and finance elements.
  • Sustainable Shipping Initiative has been nominated for hosting the ‘Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’ (SRTI), a new platform to drive responsible ship recycling. The platform creates an onus for stakeholders to use the SRTI for both more informed decision-making, as well as to push for greater transparency.

GREEN4SEA Technology Award

  • CS & Associates S.A. has been nominated for involving in studies and investigations concerning Natural Gas Transportation by sea, being the only technical office in Greece and worldwide which has designed and obtained AiP by ABS for a Prototype Autonomous Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Carrier equipped.
  • MAN Energy Solutions has been nominated for its LPG fuelled ME-LGIP 2-stroke MAN B&W engines for propulsion of merchant ships. The engine is also able to burn the liquid parts in the volatile organic compounds (VOC) and can be retrofitted on approx. 3,000 of MAN B&W ME-C engines already in operation.
  • The Fjords has been nominated for its all-electric catamaran "Future of the Fjords" which is the first vessel of its kind to offer completely emission free transport through the Western Norwegian landscape. The vessel is powered by two electric engines of 585 horsepower each, which receive power from a battery pack of 1800 kWh.
  • The Ocean Cleanup has been nominated for its ‘System 001’, which launched in Sept 2018, with the aim to prove the concept of The Ocean Cleanup's technology in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. A.P. Moller - Maersk is providing marine support to this project which marks the world’s first major initiative for collection of plastic from the ocean.

GREEN4SEA Port Award

  • Port of Amsterdam has been nominated for adhering to a wide range of green shipping practices toward a more sustainable future. Recently, the port developed a tool to make LNG bunkering safe and sustainable which ensures that the responsibilities of bunker facilities operators are clear.
  • Port of Helsinki has been nominated for implementing various environmental projects, offering also discount port fees for incentivizing companies to reduce emissions and noise generated by their vessels. Namely, the port offers a discount available to cruise liners, encouraging them to discharge waste water directly into Helsinki’s sewer system.
  • Port of Montreal has been nominated for its commitment to shore power technologies, taking steps to develop shore power infrastructure. Shore power enables ships’ diesel generators to be switched off, thereby reducing noise and harmful emissions of particulate matter, nitrogen, sulphur, and carbon oxides.
  • Port of San Diego has been nominated for taking many initiatives to examine options for alternative fuels and reduce petroleum use and emissions in the San Diego region. The port uses alternative fuels into its own fleet and has also cooperated to explore opportunities for zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles and cargo handling equipment.
  • Port of Valencia has been nominated for becoming the first port in Europe to use hydrogen energy to reduce the environmental impact of its operations by supporting H2Ports; a pilot project which focuses on using renewable energy with the installation of a mobile hydrogen supply station.

GREEN4SEA Personality & Leadership Awards

There are no nominees shortlisted for this Award. After consideration and review of a list of “Editor’s Pick” nominees, the SAFETY4SEA Team will announce the winners on the night of the awards presentation. These are special category awards for any individual person that provided industry leadership and contributed towards greener shipping throughout his/her career.


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