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Green Award certification programme for Chemical Tankers

From July 1st, chemical tankers with a DWT ≥ 20,000 are eligible for Green Award certification On the 1st of July 2012, Green Award Foundation will launch an additional certification programme. As of this date, chemical tankers with a DWT ≥ 20,000 are eligible for Green Award certification. The Foundation has been working on this programme for several years to amend the existing requirements, making it suitable for this type of ship. The initiation of this programme was driven by the demand from potential certificate holders and our own initiative, whilst at the same time the Foundation aimed to increase diversity in its certification scheme by increasing the impact by broadening the ship types to be certified.The first edition of the requirements for chemical tankers is issued in Annex 3d Green Award Requirements (Chemical tanker) of Chapter 7. Green Award Regulations under the Seacure for Operations 2011 (as amended in 2012).The requirements for the chemical tanker programme is based on the stringent yet reachable oil tanker requirements version 11, released back in September 2011.Similar to other ship types, in order to maintain the "bar" of the requirements high, we have added/amended several topics for the following elements, which are relevant ...

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Safety4Sea Energy Efficiency – Jan Fransen (Session 2)

Energy Efficiency Measures promoted by Green Award Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation, is giving a presentation regarding Energy Efficiency Measures promoted by Green AwardThe Safety4Sea Energy Efficiency Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully completed on 8th of March 2012 in Athens, covering a wide range of Technical, Operational and Market Based Issues regarding Energy Efficiency in Shipping.The event has been well attended by over 250 delegates at the venue representing more than 140 companies. The event organized by IBS Marine Consulting Group and sponsored by MARORKA, Dorian Hellas and Transmar Shipping.For more information about the Forum visithttp://www.safety4sea.com/forum/3For more information about Safety4Sea visit the official site http://www.safety4sea.com

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Green Award to add chemical tankers to its portfolio of vessel types

Finalising the necessary documents to officially launch the certification The Bureau Green Award is to add chemical tankers to its portfolio of vessel types.Currently, the Rotterdam-based foundation said that is working on finalising the necessary documents to officially launch the certification for this vessel type.Vessels and operators wishing to enrol chemical tankers for a Green Award certificate will be able to download the requirements from the foundations' websiteThe foundation said that it plans to extend the scheme to other types of vessels in the future."We have already been contacted by a few shipping companies that expressed their interest in applying their chemical tankers for Green Award", the foundation said in its latest newsletter.In addition, all Green Award certified ships are now entitled to a 10% discount on the standard engineering costs of the service provided by JLMD E Group for its fast oil recovery system (FORS).JLMD is a French maritime engineering company, majoring in technologies for the recovery of pollutants leaked from ships and the developer of FORS. It has already been installed on a diverse range of ships, including tankers.FORS is pre-installed on board equipment to secure the cargo and bunker tanks to facilitate the easy recovery of pollutants ...

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Three more Qatargas-chartered vessels receive green award

LNG certificates for the Japanese Big Three Qatargas received the Green Award for three more of its chartered Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessels - a significant recognition acknowledging the vessels' compliance with global environment regulations and safety standards.The Green Award for the vessels, 'Broog', 'Al Zubarah' and 'Zekreet' were presented to the vessel operators, in the presence of Mr. Alaa Abu Jbara, Qatargas' Chief Operating Officer - Commercial and Shipping by Mr. Jan Fransen, Managing Director of the Green Award Foundation, at a ceremony held at Qatargas' head office building in Doha.Also at the ceremony, the operators of the three vessels received the Green Award office certificate, which is a pre-requisite for the validity of the vessel certificate.Mr. Hiroshi Yonezawa, President of NYK LNG Ship Management Ltd. received the office certificate as well as the vessel certificate for 'Broog'. Mr. Larry Dickens, Doha General Manager of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) received the office certificate as well as the vessel certificate for 'Al Zubarah' while Mr. Takayoshi Kaneko, Chief Representative, Middle East Representative Office of K-Line received the office certificate and the vessel certificate for 'Zekreet'.Mr. Alaa Abu Jbara, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer - Commercial and Shipping congratulated the vessel operators ...

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Green Award and MeteoGroup Maritime Join Forces

Agreement to work together t with high safety and environmental standards The Green Award Foundation and MeteoGroup Maritime have signed an agreement to work together to incentivise ship owners with high safety and environmental standards and to eliminate substandard shipping from the world's oceans. Green Award Managing Director Jan Fransen and MeteoGroup Maritime CEO Peter Stoter signed the agreement in December 2011.Launched in 1994, Green Award certifies ships that are extra clean and extra safe. Green Award works with partners who offer financial and non-financial benefits to certified ships thereby rewarding high safety and environmental standards in shipping. The scheme makes above standard ship operations economically more attractive and is open to oil tankers and dry bulk carriers from 20,000 DWT and upwards, LNG carriers and inland navigation vessels.Green Award's partnership with the specialist maritime division of Europe's leading weather forecasting company, MeteoGroup, is mutually beneficial for the organisations' clients.The benefits of SPOS, MeteoGroup Maritime's market-leading weather routing service for shipping, is in line with the objectives of the Green Award certification, namely a safe and environmentally friendly international shipping industry. Under the new agreement, MeteoGroup Maritime will reward any ship that has passed the stringent Green Award certification process ...

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Qatargas-Chartered Vessel SS Dukhan Receives Green Award

World's first ever Green Award certificate of recognition, for a specific LNG vessel Qatargas-chartered Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessel, "SS Dukhan" receives world's first ever Green Award certificate of recognition, for a specific LNG vessel, acknowledging the vessel's compliance with global environment regulations and safety standards.The Green Award for SS Dukhan was presented, in recognition of this milestone, to the vessel operator MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd in the presence of Mr. Abdurrahman Al-Mulla, Qatargas' Shipping Manager by Mr. Jan Fransen, Managing Director of Green Award, at a ceremony onboard the vessel on Friday 14 October, whilst she was alongside at the Ras Laffan Industrial City Port, Doha.This is the first time in the Foundation's 18 year history that such a vessel has received this Award. The Green Award for LNG carriers comes from the Green Award scheme, established in 1994, in order to promote quality shipping amongst sea-going vessels. All over the world the Green Award certifies ships, ship managers and energy companies that prove their dedication to high quality, safety and environmental standards.In March 2011 Qatargas, in conjunction with the Green Award Foundation, received recognition for its Qatari LNG Fleet and launched the LNG vessel category of Green ...

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2nd Safety4Sea Forum- Session 2 : Jan Fransen

The Green Award Foundation Jan Fransen , Managing Director at Green Award Foundation, is giving a presentation regarding the Green Award Foundation, during the 2nd Annual Safet4Sea Forum, Session 2.The 2nd Safety4Sea Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully completed on 5th of October 2011 in Athens, covering a wide range in QHSE issues.The event has been attended by over 340 delegates at the venue representing more than 170 companies, plus more than 100 persons watching live streaming. The event organized by IBS Marine Consulting Group and sponsored by Aspida Maritime Security, Dorian Hellas, Transmar Shipping and Lloyd's Register and supported by BIMCO, Intermanager, SaveOurSeafarers campaign, Steamship Mutual, Green Award, Cardiff University, ELNAVI, NAFTIKA XRONIKA, Tanker Operator, Shipmanagement International and Marintech NewsFor more information about the Forum visithttp://www.safety4sea.com/forum/2For more information about Safety4Sea visit the official site http://www.safety4sea.com

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Green Award certifies first LNG carrier chartered by Qatargas

LNG ship "DUKHAN" -the world's largest LNG producing company On 14th October 2011, the Green Award Foundation marked the occasion, for the first time in its 18 year history, it has a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier on its list of certified ships. The LNG ship "DUKHAN" is chartered by Qatargas, the world's largest LNG producing company.In recognition of this milestone the Green Award Foundation handed over the first certificate to the MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd. in an official ceremony at the Port of Ras Laffan on Friday 14th October, 2011. Qatargas, Green Award Foundation andMOL LNG Transport (Europe) LtdThe DUKHAN (72.533 DWT), is managed by London based MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd, a MOL Group company. The DUKHAN is on long term charter to Qatargas. The decision to bring LNG carriers into the Green Award programme came from an initiative from and was strongly supported earlier this year by Qatargas.The management and the crew of DUKHAN are very proud of the ship and the crew having met the stringent Green Award requirements related to quality, safety, environment, management and technical aspects.Green Award certifies ships that are extra clean and extra safe. Ships with a Green Award certificate go ...

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Green Award Certification Scheme to include chemical tankers

IBS offers Green Award certificate holders services at a 10% discount Rotterdam-based Green Award is developing certification specifically aimed at the chemical tanker sector.This move follows the launch of certification programmes for LNGCs and inland shipping. The organisation is also working on a programme for containerships.The new certificates will be available this Summer, the Green Award said.In addition, the organisation has increased the number of incentive providers with Regs4Ships and IBS Marine Consulting group joining the scheme.Regs4Ships specialises in providing digital regulations, technical information and IMO material for both vessels and shore-based personnel.The company claims to operate the world's only database providing up-to-date information on shipping regulations and technical matters.As a member of Green Award, Regs4Ships now provides a 10% discount on all of its products and services to Green Award certificate holders.IBS now offers Green Award certificate holders services at a 10% discount. It offers QHSE marine consulting, management systems, shipboard documentation and training, computer-based training and software in the quality, health, safety, environmental, crisis, security and risk management sectors.The group is also operating a DNV MTC certified training centre and a LR ISO 9001 certified management system.Source : Green Award

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