6th GREEN4SEA Virtual Awards

SAFETY4SEA announced the winners of the 2021 GREEN4SEA Virtual Awards on April 21st, recognizing industry’s outstanding practices for Sustainability, Clean Shipping, Initiative, Technology, Tanker Operator, Dry Bulk Operator and Personality. The process that was employed is a combination of open nomination and audience-vote.


GREEN4SEA Sustainability Award

For helping operators establish a pathway for sustainability certification and reporting. Among others,  ABS published guides on sustainability, launched two new sustainability notations and established Global Sustainability Centers in Athens, Houston and Copenhagen.

Mr. Vassilios Kroustallis, Vice President, ABS Europe:

’Success in the decarbonization of shipping is a team sport. We need to work together, share sources, experience and knowledge in order to achieve industry’s sustainability ambitions. Everyone in ABS is fully committed to supporting the industry in every step towards that direction.


GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award

For driving innovation to enhance the performance of energy transition in both the shipping and inland sectors. Its unique organic fuel treatment improves fuel efficiency and operational reliability, delivering holistic, end-to-end solutions to operators.

Mr. Olivier Baiwir, CEO, ADERCO:

For over 10 years, ADERCO has continued to improving sustainability knowledge and overcoming any challenges with great success. Today, we focus on driving innovation towards energy transition. Our unique organic fuel treatment technology delivers holistic end-to-end solutions providing optimum results in terms of efficiency, economy and the environment.


GREEN4SEA Initiative Award

For its CSR/ESG Maritime Sustainability Program, which offers a vehicle to participants to incorporate CSR/ESG strategies such as corporate citizenship, environmental stewardship and leadership/governance as they lean forward to sustainability.

Mr. John Hughes, Chairman of NAMEPA & CEO/President of Shipowners’ Claims Bureau:

’Sustainability and ESG are very much part of the future of all businesses in the marine community and especially for NAMEPA has always been part of its mission. Since the launch of the program, we were very successful at attracting substantial parties to gain the Maritime Sustainability Passport to organization including MSC, Cargill and the American Club.


GREEN4SEA Technology Award

Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co. LTD
For its highly environmentally safe hull coating Aquaterras which is the world’s first completely biocide free, self-polishing (SPC) antifouling. It contains no heavy biocidal pigments, active ingredients nor silicone and is proven to reduce ship’s drag  by up to 10%.

Mr. Seiichiro Shirahata, President, Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co. LTD:

Aquaterras has been highly evaluated by the market and accepted by well-known companies across the globe which are environmentally conscious. All of our marine paintings have significantly contributed to environmental improvement and we are committed to developing innovative technology.


GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award

For putting sustainability at the heart of its operations with the launch of a sustainability strategy to align company’s focus areas and actions with the UNs SDGs. Odfjell is also a committed member of the UN Global Compact, embracing to ten defined sustainable principles.

Mr. Kristian Mørch, CEO, Odfjell:

We put sustainability at the heart our operations and we are proud of the results delivered so far. We are committed to securing safe operations at sea and ashore as well as finding new sustainable solutions. We know that this comes with great challenges but we will continue to focus on sustainability and a carbon neutral future.


GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award

Olympic Vision Maritime Co Inc (Onassis Group)
For its commitment to greener and sustainable shipping. It is a newly established dry bulk company (2017) that has already demonstrated excellent results in all safety, environmental, operational and regulatory aspects.

Mr. Spyridon Tarasis, General Manager, Olympic Vision Maritime Company Inc:

This award is a great honor for us as it reflects the ongoing efforts of all our team onboard and ashore as well as our company’s long commitment to safety, environment, quality and standards of environmental excellence. Transparency and sustainability, combined with competitiveness, best describe our ESG Strategy.


GREEN4SEA Personality Award

Mr. Harilaos Psaraftis, Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
For contributing to Shipping Industry on various technical and environmental aspects, focusing on the implementation and improvement of green regulations.

Mrs. Athena Kanellatou, Director, Digital Solutions, Customer Co-Creation, MacGregor:

With actions to inspire other to do more, dream more, become more,  solid education, world-class expertise, commitment to serve the present and the future of shipping industry, Dr. Harilaos Psaraftis, who is an inspired expert and distinguished professor, has won the trust of the international maritime community.

Mr. Harilaos Psaraftis, Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU):

Over my academic career, I dealt with different and diverse research topics, for example ocean acoustic detection, ocean clean up, ship automation, autonomous shipping, which had no commonality but were all very exciting. My involvement in sustainable shipping started with a very small project sponsored by the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and it turn out to be my main focus of activities in the recent years. Several people, including many colleagues, associates, students were involved in my projects and I am very grateful for their contribution.


About GREEN4SEA Awards
GREEN4SEA Awards are part of the GREEN4SEA Forum within the scope of fostering Excellence & Sustainable Shipping. The process to be employed is a combination of open nomination and vote. The award categories are:

GREEN4SEA Sustainability Award
To be awarded to any organization that promoted an ESG agenda and contributed towards sustainable shipping.

GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award
To be awarded to any organization that contributed towards cleaner shipping.

GREEN4SEA Initiative Award
To be awarded to any organization or association that sparked, realised, or significantly contributed with a specific initiative towards greener shipping.

GREEN4SEA Technology Award
To be awarded to any organization that provided a significant technological achievement or breakthrough or significant contribution in any aspect of environmental maritime activity.

GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award
To be awarded to any ship operator of oil or chemical tankers or gas carriers that demonstrated environmental excellence and performance above average in any aspect of maritime activity.

GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award
To be awarded to any ship operator of bulk carriers or general dry cargo vessels that demonstrated environmental excellence and performance above average in any aspect of maritime activity.

GREEN4SEA Personality Award
To be awarded to an individual that provided industry influence and contributed towards greener and sustainable shipping.

GREEN4SEA Leadership Award
To be awarded to an individual that provided industry leadership and contributed towards greener shipping throughout his/her career.

Notification procedure is initiated few months ahead of the event with an open invitation to the industry stakeholders to propose nominations online via relevant form at dedicated awards page. Shortlisted nominees are announced within a week after nomination submission is concluded and open vote to declare the winner of each category is available for a period of three months through relevant application at dedicated awards page. Winners are announced during the welcome reception & award ceremony, the evening ahead of the GREEN4SEA Forum.