• 2018 March 12 10:38

    The winners of 2018 GREEN4SEA Awards announced

    The winners of this year’s GREEN4SEA Awards were announced at a prestigious ceremony which took place on Tuesday 6th of March, 2018 at the Yacht Club of Greece. 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 2018 GREEN4SEA Awards are:

    V.Ships received the GREEN4SEA Dry Operator Award, sponsored by Macgregor, for its continuous efforts towards environmental compliance with the implementation of green shipping practices to reduce environmental footprint, strengthening its reputation for high quality new build supervision and ship management of dry bulk vessels. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Carisbrooke Shipping, Fednav, OOCL and Polaris Shipping.

    Prime Marine received the GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award, sponsored by ABS, for its various initiatives towards GHG emissions reductions, becoming the first shipping company globally that received from ABS the Assessment letter of a Monitoring Plan for Compliance with the EU MRV Regulation, prepared for vessel M/T Emerald Shiner. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: AET Tankers, SCF Group, Teekay and Waterfront Shipping.

    Alfa Laval received the GREEN4SEA Technology Award, sponsored by Capital Ship Management, for its USCG type-approved PureBallast 3.1 BWTS, which provide the same performance in fresh, brackish and marine water, including full-flow operation in IMO-regulated waters where the UV transmittance is as low as 42 percent. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Becker Marine Systems, Chelsea Technologies Group, GTT and Thordon Bearings.

    MPA Singapore received the GREEN4SEA Port Award, sponsored by Lloyd’s Register, for focusing on four key areas for port development: Safe and Secure Port, Efficient Port, Intelligent Port, and Clean and Sustainable Port. MPA Singapore continues encouraging the use of LNG as a marine fuel in Singapore and has made the use of MFM mandatory. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Port of Gothenburg, Port of Piraeus, Port of Rotterdam and  Port of Vancouver.

    Project Forward received the GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award, sponsored by Orpheus Marine Transport, for promoting the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, suggesting the design of a Kamsarmax size bulk carrier which reduces the cost of transportation at sea, modernizes the shipping industry and defines the new standard of vessel for IMO's 2020 emission rules.  Other short-listed nominees for this category were:  CMA CGM Group, Ecoslops, Green Ship of the Future and Vision of the Fjords.

    Elemed Project received the GREEN4SEA Initiative Award, sponsored by Nanophos, for preparing the ground for the introduction of cold ironing, electric bunkering and hybrid ships across the Eastern Mediterranean Sea corridor. The EU project involves three member states -Cyprus, Greece and Slovenia- forming a strong consortium, comprised by a team of experts. Other short-listed nominees for this category were:  Ambition 1.5oC – Global Shipping ‘s Action Plan Summit, Bunkering at Sea, NAMEPA and WLPGA- World LPG Association.

    Dr. George Gratsos, Chairman, HELMEPA & Principal, Standard Bulk Transport Corp. received the GREEN4SEA Leadership Award, sponsored by Arcadia Shipmanagement, for demonstrating innovative, initiative-driven leadership by holding various positions throughout his career impacting significantly the national and international shipping industry. Dr. George A. Gratsos is a shipowner and a senior member of a Greek shipping family established in 1902, holding a B.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from MIT(1965) and a Ph.D on Shipping Market Dynamics by the University of the Aegean (Highest Honors). He is Chairman of HELMEPA (Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association). Also, he is President of the Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Protection Committee of the UNION OF GREEK SHIPOWNERS (UGS), on the BoD of U.K. FREIGHT DEMURRAGE AND DEFENCE ASSOCIATION LTD (London) (the largest mutual legal cost insurer).  He is also a member of many international shipping organizations and has lectured at universities in Greece and abroad.

2018 March 23

13:58 International organizations join forces in the fisheries sector
13:32 New addition to DNV GL’s Veracity platform promises to raise drilling efficiency by offering digital solution based on data from 80 000 wells
13:02 Wärtsilä to ensure the continuous operations of Hidrovias Group’s pusher tugs in South American rivers
12:35 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v New Orleans with SwissMarine
12:10 BMT teams with BAE SYSTEMS and CAMMELL LAIRD to deliver additional Type 45 Power Generation
11:49 29 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 22-23
11:30 TechnipFMC and Magma Global to enter into a strategic collaboration agreement for hybrid flexible pipe
10:55 BMT and ARES to deliver a further 9 vessels for the Qatari Coastguard
10:44 Port of Rotterdam Authority invests in Port railway line capacity expansion
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.93% to $69.55, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $65
09:59 Port of Rotterdam Authority starts construction of Container Exchange Route
09:37 Bunker prices continue surging at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 1,117 points

2018 March 22

18:18 Global fuel market to remain relatively stable next week, expert says
18:03 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 7.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2M'18, up 6% Y-o-Y
17:45 Transas to return all funds received under state support programme in 2016-18
17:12 Germany based firm offers AIS vessel management tracking systems preventing IUU fishing
16:51 Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017
16:30 Rolls-Royce completes the £1.3 million MAXCMAS research project
15:59 Nitrogen deposition in the oceans needs further study
15:30 Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
14:30 APL starts new India Pakistan Express 2 Service
14:04 RF Transport Ministry defines procedure for approval of widespread minerals production at Russia’s IWWs
13:33 Open simulation platform launches with new partners
13:12 Volga Shipping Company named “Industry Leader” in “Cargo Shipping Company” nomination
12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18
16:39 Pavel Bezmaternykh elected as Director of Eastern-Siberian Inland Navigation Company
16:18 Port of Gdansk overhauls its quays
16:00 Novikombank provides a $100 million loan to STLC
15:47 Huntington Ingalls names two vice presidents
15:21 Gulf Island Fabrication secures contracts for two specialized vessels
15:04 Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to be held in Dubai on 29-31 October as part of UAE Maritime Week
14:42 LUKOIL’s profit in 2017 more than doubled YoY to RUB 418.8 bln
14:23 Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges
13:56 IMO launches a video outlining how GMN initiative is uniting MTCCs into a global network
13:29 Ulstein built SOV Acta Auriga completes sea trials
13:11 Dubai will host MARACAD Maritime Innovation Awards on 3 October 2018
13:02 MARACAD 2018 will be held in Dubai on 2-3 October
12:30 17 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
12:09 Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge
11:47 Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum