WLPGA received the award 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.
Presenting the award Mr. Alexander Hadjipateras, Executive Vice President of Business Development, DORIAN LPG MANAGEMENT CORP said “In a highly dynamic field such as the shipping industry, there is an urgent need for a new way of thinking about the future. The biggest challenge that are industry is currently facing, does not lay in complying with the strict environmental regulations but in creating a genuinely sustainable future. For this target, it is imperative to introduce initiatives that are associated with inspiration, team effort and collaboration; World LPG Association is an inspiring example which has added value to the maritime industry, by supporting LPG as a sustainable fuel.’
Accepting the award on behalf of World LPG Association, Mr. Nikos Xydas, Technical Director stated “It is a great pleasure to receive this award as an acknowledgement by the maritime community for our work towards a greener industry. We are truly motivated to continue our efforts to support LPG because we truly believe that this fuel is a key enabler for IMO’s 2050 regulation which calls for a reduction in total annual greenhouse gas emissions’’
LPG is an efficient, portable, clean, versatile and accessible energy source, The World LPG Association (WLPGA) is the authoritative voice of the global LPG industry representing the full LPG value chain. The WLPGA brings together over 250 private and public companies operating in more than 125 countries. The Association was established in 1987 and granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1989. Since then, WLPGA has developed long standing partnerships with UN, WHO, Regional Development Banks and a number of well-respected international NGOs, i.e. PCIA and E+Co. WLPGA promotes the use of LPG worldwide to foster a safer, cleaner, healthier and more prosperous world. A report issued during the World LPG Forum in Amsterdam in September 2019, explains how the maritime industry can commit to a cleaner environment with the use of LPG, providing guidance on LPG bunkering. With the marine industry under pressure to take measures to reduce emissions, LPG can make significant inroads into the marine fuel market, WLPGA highlights.
WLPGA 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, Lloyd’s Register FOBAS for the Clean Shipping 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/