The online voting process has started at where participants can cast their votes online up to 14th of February, 2020. 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 3rd of March, at the Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus, on the night before the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum.

The 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum will take place on Wednesday, 4th of March at the Lighthouse of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).

Full details of the event are available at

Nominations shortlisted for the 2020 GREEN4SEA Awards include the following organisations per category:


GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award

  • Carras (Hellas) SA has been nominated for managing a fleet of Dry Bulk Cargo vessels of various types designed with very modern and ecofriendly specifications. The Company's culture has been for years to support and provide a safe and environmental friendly environment for their people and vessels.
  • Cosco Shipping Bulk Company LTD has been nominated for implementing a ‘GREEN Shipping concept’ by forming collaborations with partners and global major fuel suppliers. The company reached to a LSFO supply agreement to meet MARPOL requirements while a pilot installation of scrubbers onboard two vessels has taken place.
  • Fleet Management Limited has been nominated for actively supporting the MARPOL and other environmental requirements, believing that the first line of defense against pollution must be to avoid accidents occurring. The company is committed to achieve Zero spill with continuous improvements towards a cleaner marine environment.
  • Ionic Shipping (MGT) Inc has been nominated for maintaining a fleet in compliance with industry’s strictest environmental and safety standards by continuously improving the management system and applying shipping industry best practices as a continuous process. The company manages a diverse and modern fleet of bulk carriers.
  • Thome Group has been nominated for setting direction toward greener shipping. The company is operating a powerful fleet with enhanced environmental performance, putting in place daily practices to safeguard the environment and initiatives to achieve environmental excellence.


GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award

  • Anglo Eastern has been nominated for actively committing to a number of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, even before they became known as such. From offering steady employment, quality education and training, to embracing equal opportunities, gender equality, and cleaner and green practice.
  • Dorian LPG has been nominated for engaging in LPG vessel investment, making the case for LPG as an alternative and viable marine fuel for the industry. The company expects LPG fuel to become a more mainstream alternative to MGO or compliant bunkers for compliance with the new SOx emissions standard from 2020 and onwards.
  • GASLOG LNG Services LTD has been nominated for embracing environmentally sound and energy efficient practices, putting sustainability at the core of its activities. The company is committed to conduct its activities, both ashore and at sea, in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Maersk Tankers has been nominated for supporting sustainable shipping practices with the aim to achieve environmental excellence. Recently, Maersk’s CEO announced that he will lead the climate partnership with the Blue Denmark in attempt to achieve a 70% reduction of GHG emissions by 2030, in comparison to 1990.
  • Wallem has been nominated for operating a powerful fleet with enhanced environmental performance, putting in place daily practices with a focus on energy efficiency. Its vessels include energy saving systems onboard that reduce environmental footprint and energy efficiency management, such as weather routing or trim optimization.


GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award

  • ABS has been nominated for launching its industry-shaping ‘Low Carbon Shipping Outlook’ to help the maritime sector evaluate potential pathways to low-carbon shipping. The Outlook defines ship technologies, operational efficiencies and alternative fuels and energy sources needed to reach 2030 and 2050 targets.
  • Clean Arctic Alliance has been nominated for addressing the risks posed by HFO as shipping fuel in Arctic waters, insisting on banning the use and carriage of HFO for marine fuel as the most effective mitigation strategy and a key priority for maritime regulatory bodies. A campaign is currently working to secure a legally binding ban at IMO.
  • Getting to Zero coalition has been nominated for committing to getting commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030. The coalition is a powerful alliance of more than 90 companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported by key stakeholders.
  • Lloyd’s Register FOBAS has been nominated 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.
  • Methanol Institute has been nominated for its MethaShip research project which concluded that renewable methanol offers a long term solution for the industry’s carbon emission reduction strategy. Methanol is a clear, water-soluble, biodegradable fluid and in contrast to other alternative fuels, is very easy to handle.


GREEN4SEA Initiative Award

  • Carbon Hub by Rice University has been nominated for accelerating the energy transition through green hydrocarbons, setting a vision toward a zero emissions future, where clean hydrogen energy and advanced carbon materials are co-produced efficiently and sustainably from natural gas and oil.
  • GoodShipping Program has been nominated for introducing sustainable biofuel in the maritime industry to make ocean freights sustainable. It is the first sustainable shipping initiative that offers companies worldwide the opportunity to make container shipments less polluting by offering a way to change the fuel mix.
  • Maritime LNG Platform has been nominated for supporting initiatives aimed at creating a cleaner and more sustainable shipping sector through the use of LNG. The German national LNG initiative is working on the promotion of water-side LNG-based power supply for freight ships and cruise liners and a widespread adoption of LNG as a fuel.
  • MarRI-UK has been nominated for focusing on green shipping and seabed mapping. This industry-led initiative aims to develop prescriptive research and innovation programme driven by industry needs, with a focus on the following key drivers: Business growth, Safety and Environmental regulation and Cost reduction.
  • WLPGA has been nominated for adding value to the maritime industry by addressing the benefits of using LPG as a marine fuel. The latest report by WLPGA offers guidance for LPG marine fuel supply, concluding that sufficient potential infrastructure for distribution of LPG is available to serve potential marine market demand.


GREEN4SEA Technology Award

  • Capital Ship Management Corp has been nominated for growing its LNG carrier fleet with the delivery of new LNG carriers featuring dual-fuel engines. The LNG carriers would range between 170,000 and 180,000 cbm. The agreement on 10 LNG Carriers at HHI makes the company’s debut on the LNG market.
  • Dynagas Ltd has been nominated for featuring state of the art LNG carriers supporting a more sustainable industry. Notably, Dynagas made history in 2012, when the company's LNG carrier OB RIVER became the world's first LNG Carrier to transit and carry a cargo through the Northern Sea Route.
  • MAN Energy Solutions has been nominated for the retrofit made on board ‘Wes Amelie’, managed by Wessels Marine GmbH. This dual-fuel retrofit is a first vessel globally to use Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) derived from renewable energy in furtherance of MAN’s vision towards Maritime Energy Transition.
  • Nippon Paint Marine Coating has been nominated for its antifouling paint ‘Aquaterras’, a patent-protected micro-domain SPC antifouling material that is based on a carefully formulated mix of hydrophilic and hydrophobic components. It is an entirely new type of marine coating developed using neither biocide materials nor silicone.
  • Norsepower OY has been nominated for its ‘Norsepower Rotor Sails’ solution which delivers auxiliary wind propulsion to vessels which have operated in conditions ranging from tropical climate to arctic conditions in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia, resulting in the optimization of energy efficiency and fuel consumption.


GREEN4SEA Port Award

  • Port of Amsterdam has been nominated for tackling actively the scourge of plastic pollution through its partnership with the Integrated Green Energy Solutions project (IGES). IGES’s patented technology has the capacity to operate at scale, reducing landfill and regenerating the final value of plastics for sustainable communities.
  • Port of Antwerp has been nominated for the Hydropower project, which aims to harvest electrical energy around the locks. The project involves the testing of a prototype model of a 3 bladed vertical axe water turbine mounted in existing infrastructure of the lock at the left bank of the port.
  • Port of Helsinki has been nominated for setting a direction towards a more sustainable future. Recently, the port, along with other Nordic ports, agreed upon a declaration focusing on sustainable port management in line with the UN SDGs. Also, the port is committed to implementing the Carbon-neutral Helsinki 2035 action plan.
  • Port of Montreal has been nominated for promoting shore power in an effort to reduce greenhouse emissions by 2,800 tonnes a year. Shore power technologies, also known as cold ironing and Alternative Maritime Power (AMP), enable the connection of ships in port to connect to shore side electricity to power on board services.
  • Ports of Stockholm has been nominated for committing to sustainable practices responsibly by setting high ambitions and clear goals in combination with regularly monitoring. Namely, the Ports of Stockholm produce an externally audited sustainability report according to GRI, including targets, measures and achievements.


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.