Incentive Providers – Green award

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Κατά την διάρκεια των Ποσειδωνίων οι παρακάτω 4 εταιρείες/οργανισμοι πιστοποιήθηκαν σαν πάροχοι ( Incentive Providers) από τον  οργανισμό  Green award Foundation σε ξεχωριστές τελετές που έγιναν στα περίπτερα της κάθε εταιρείας.

  1. The Νautical Institute
  2. Poseidon Marine Supplies
  3. GAC  Greece
  4. Franman Group

Νautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is proud to be joining the Green Award scheme as an Incentive Provider to support an environmentally friendly maritime industry.

Left to right Jonathan Hunt, Assistant Manager Publications & Marketing, the NI; Bridget Hogan, Director of Publications and Membership, the NI; Captain Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman of the Green Award; Captain Nikos Aslanis, Chairman of the NI Hellenic Branch, Jan Fransen, Executive Director of the Green Award and Peter Swift, Board member of the Green Award

Green Award identifies and certifies ships that are extra clean, safe, demonstrate excellent performance and have gone beyond the legal standards. With over 900 ships certified, the Green Award is recognised throughout the industry as a quality mark. In joining over 120 ports and other maritime service providers in support of the initiative, The Nautical Institute now offers all Green Award members:

  *   10% discount of all Nautical Institute publications

  *   Additional discounts on order of 10 or more books

David Patraiko FNI, Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute and Chair of the Green Award Board of Experts said: “Professional development goes hand-in-hand with operational excellence, so we are pleased to offer these incentives to those dedicated to safety and environmental protection.”

Poseidon Marine Supplies

POSEIDON Marine Supplies has joined the Green Award scheme to encourage safety improvement in shipping and will reward Green Award ships with discounts on its services and products.

From left to right: Keita Shinohara, Certification Manager Green Award; Jan Fransen, Executive Director Green Award; Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman Green Award; Christopher Papachastas, CEO of Poseidon Marine Supplies; Katia Minardou, Corporate Communication Manager of Poseidon Marine Supplies; Michael Papachastas, Founder and President of Poseidon Marine Supplies; Michael Leoutsakos, Group Sales Manager of Poseidon Marine Supplies

The Green Award scheme is open for ships and ship managers striving for excellence and being able to meet the Green Award requirements that go beyond the industry regulations. Green Award certificate holders are rewarded for their efforts by over 120 ports and maritime related businesses all over the world.

Poseidon Marine Supplies is a leading company in the fields of general ship supplying and fire-rescue & safety (FRS) inspection services. To encourage excellence and quality improvement in shipping, Poseidon Marine Supplies will reward Green Award certified ships with additional discounts of the standard prices on ‘Total Care’ program, Drӓger instruments and tubes, FRS and lifeboat inspection services and general stores.

Poseidon Marine Supplies was welcomed into the scheme by Green Award Chairman Captain Dimitrios Mattheou, who handed over a Green Award plaque to Mr Michael Papachastas, founder and CEO of Poseidon Marine Supplies on 6 June, 2018. ‘Poseidon Marine Supplies has developed gradually and evolved over the last 42 years as a major and trustworthy partner of Shipping, both in Greece and worldwide,’ Captain Mattheou said. ‘Your decision to support Green Award, contributes greatly to the shipping industry. More specifically, your active involvement in the Green Award concept is vital to the accomplishment of our mission: To achieve the highest standards in terms of environmental performance and safety in shipping. Welcome on-board Poseidon team!’

GAC  Greece

GAC Greece has become the latest GAC company to sign up to the Green Award (GA) Foundation’s scheme, underlining its commitment to environmental issues.

Left to right: Green Award Executive Director Jan Fransen, GAC Greece Assistant General Manager Socrates Zorbas, GAC Group Sales Director Neil Godfrey and Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou (Green Award Foundation Chairman).

Under the scheme, GA-certified ships that use GAC’s ship agency services at Greek ports can claim a 10% discount on the company’s agency fees. By joining the incentive scheme, GAC Greece demonstrated its commitment to applying and promoting measures to encourage green shipping.

The Green Award Foundation is a non-profit, independent international platform for the maritime industry to stimulate safer, cleaner shipping by supporting vessels that go beyond legally required standards. Participating ports and maritime service providers provide incentives for vessels through the scheme, to achieve a safer, greener and sustainable future.

The Green Award Foundation’s Chairman Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou officially welcomed GAC Greece to the scheme when he presented its participation certificate to Assistant General Manager Socrates Zorbas and Group Sales Director Neil Godfrey at the GAC stand at the Posidonia 2018 Exhibition being held this week in the Greek capital.

Capt. Mattheou says: “We are delighted to have such a value-oriented company as GAC Greece on board. Its willingness to offer our members the incentive of a discount on its agency fees clearly demonstrates a commitment to improve standards in shipping. Environmental responsibility and safe operations are elements that fit very well with the values of the GAC Group.

“As well as promoting extra safe and extra environmentally-friendly shipping, Green Award is about creating a platform from which to help frontrunners get the recognition they deserve and a strong foundation for industry-wide joint maritime Corporate Social Responsibility. Again, a perfect match with our new incentive provider GAC Greece.”

GAC Greece handles 600 calls by all kinds of vessels at the country’s ports every year. It is part of the GAC Group, one of the world’s largest ship agencies with a long-standing reputation for quality service. GAC is a keen supporter of green initiatives, as evidenced by its Chairman’s Awards for HSSE Excellence which rewards initiatives taken by GAC companies to reduce their negative environmental impact and boost safety and security.

George P. Fragos, GAC Greece’s Operations Manager, says: “At a time when the environment is at the top of the agenda for many, we are delighted to work with Green Award to help its members save costs.»

GAC Greece is the third GAC company in Europe to join the Green Award incentive scheme. GAC Belgium and GAC Netherlands signed up in 2015.

Franman Group

A new Green Award incentive provider FRANMAN Group made its participation in the environmental scheme known during the Posidonia event.

From left to right: Jan Fransen – Green Award Executive Director, Dimitrios Mattheou – Green Award Foundation Chairman, Costis J. Frangoulis – President & CEO of Franman Group

Making shipping industry greener and safer is a major task and responsibility accepted by a number of the industry’s stakeholders. One of them is Franman Group, which core business is the representation of First Class Makers of Shipbuilding Equipment for merchant vessels and promotion of retrofit projects for all the equipment that they represent. In order to promote high values of safety, the company has joined the Green Award scheme.

Green Award operates independently and internationally by surveying and certifying ships that meet standards going beyond those legally required by industry regulators. Green Award certified ships and ship operators comply with the highest safety and quality standards and are committed to the environmental responsibility.

Established in 1991, Franman provides a wide range of services to the shipping industry, focused on shipbuilding equipment, spare parts, ship repairs, service, consulting and security services. All Green Award Certified ships are entitled to discounts on Ballast Water Treatment Equipment of DeNora, Hanla and Veolia / RWO, Kyma’s Ship Performance equipment, Veolia / RWO Sewage Treatment Plant and Oil Water Separator,  Kangrim Heavy Industries’ Scrubbers and Taiyo’s Electrical Propulsion Systems.

On the 6th of June, 2018, Green Award Chairman Capt Dimitrios Mattheou formally accepted Franman Group into the scheme. During an official ceremony marking this milestone, Mr Mattheou handed the Green Award plaque over to Mr Costis J. Frangoulis, President  & CEO of Franman Group at their stand in the Posidonia exhibition and said: ‘Equipment represented by Franman Group contributes to safety on board, while assisting in mitigating negative effects on the environment and sea life. By joining the scheme, Franman helps further greening of the maritime industry and allows Green Award certificate holders to benefit from their investments in extra improvement. The more companies support quality ships through Green Award, the more extended effect can be reached in making the industry socially responsible and sustainable.’

Mr. Costis J. Frangoulis, President & CEO of Franman Group said: “As stated in our company’s motto, at Franman we are obsessed with the sea and with the vessels that travel the sea. As such we can only but encourage and support initiatives like that of the Green Award that promote shipping sustainability and advocate for a clean environment in which the vessels of our clients can safely and efficiently operate. We are thus honoured and privileged to receive this award and support the initiative of the Green Award Foundation.”