The winners across green shipping categories who walked with a GREEN4SEA Award were announced at a prestigious ceremony which took place on Tuesday 3rd of March, 2020 at the Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus. The awards focus exclusively on initiatives and individuals who foster Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping, following a combination of open nomination and audience-vote.
The winners of the 2020 GREEN4SEA Awards are:
Thome Group received the GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award, sponsored by Lean Marine 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. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Carras (Hellas) SA, Cosco Shipping Bulk Company LTD, Fleet Management Limited and Ionic Shipping (MGT) Inc
GASLOG LNG Services LTD received the GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award, sponsored by Wärtsilä, 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. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Anglo Eastern, Dorian LPG, Maersk Tankers and Wallem.
Dynagas Ltd received GREEN4SEA Technology Award, sponsored by Bureau Veritas, 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. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Capital Ship Management Corp, MAN Energy Solutions, Nippon Paint Marine Coating and Norsepower OY.
World LPG Association (WLPGA) received the GREEN4SEA Initiative Award, sponsored by DORIAN LPG MANAGEMENT CORP, 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. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Carbon Hub, GoodShipping Program, Maritime LNG Platform and MarRI-UK.
Lloyd’s Register FOBAS received the GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award, sponsored by ERMA FIRST S.A., 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.
Dr. John Kokarakis, Vice President Technology & Business Development –Bureau Veritas received the GREEN4SEA Personality Award, sponsored by MacGregor Dr. John Kokarakis has extensive experience in ship design and operations. His work focuses on the implementation of the green regulations with specialization in fuel saving techniques, slow steaming & speed optimization, hydrodynamic optimization, resistance and propulsion & performance monitoring. In his capacity as a forensic engineer, among many incidents, he participated in the technical investigation of Exxon Valdez grounding, Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and Piper Alpha explosion.
Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou, Chief Strategy Officer, Tototheo Maritime received the GREEN4SEA Leadership Award, sponsored by ANDRITZ AG. Mr. Chrysostomou is a seasoned professional with a long-standing career in the shipping industry. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture and an MBA. Mr. Chrysostomou has held senior management roles in fields such as safety and security, protection of the marine environment and administration. Before joining Tototheo Maritime as CSO in 2018, he was the Director of the Department of Merchant Shipping, Cyprus. In the past, he has also been the CEO of Transmed shipping Co. Ltd. and Act. Secretary General of CLIA Europe
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/