CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 21 DECEMBER 2017 AT 1 PM EET
On 19 December, 2017, MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Green Award Foundation announced cooperation. MacGregor became a Green Award incentive provider. Voicing its support to safe shipping and quality-driven ship managers, MacGregor has joined the Green Award scheme to encourage further improvement of safe ship operations. Green Award certification scheme, which was launched almost 25 years ago, promotes the highest quality, safety and environmental standards in shipping through certifying vessels that go beyond mandatory regulations.
Athena Kanellatou, Branch Manager of MacGregor Greece says: "MacGregor operates in shipping industry as a reliable fellow traveller, dedicated to support this business. We cherish long business partnerships with shipbuilders, owners and operators optimising the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability. In that respect, we are pleased to become a member of this team of Green Award Foundation."
"MacGregor started its Brave to be Safe campaign in June 2016. It is an ongoing process to all of us at MacGregor. The goal of the campaign - 'No accidents' - will be reached if everybody is 100% committed to safety. We are also now moving forward with our environmentally-friendly lubricants to help customers safeguard the environment," emphasises John Carnall, Senior Vice President, MacGregor Global Lifecycle Support. "We look forward to cooperating with Green Award to get a safer and greener future for all seagoers and companies within marine business."
Captain Mattheou,Green Award Chairman says: "Only cooperation of all parties can make shipping safer. Each and every participant of the maritime industry matters and makes a difference. We welcome MacGregor's decision to reward ships and ship managers that are prepared to invest in extra quality and safety."
All Green Award Certified ships are entitled to various discounts or premium terms.
Picture, from left to right: Mr Jan Fransen, Executive Director (Green Award Foundation), Mrs Athena Kanellatou, Branch Manager (MacGregor Greece), Capt Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman (Green Award Foundation)
For more information please contact:
John Carnall, Senior Vice President, MacGregor Global Lifecycle Support
Athena Kanellatou, Branch Manager, MacGregor Greece, MacGregor Global Lifecycle Support
MacGregor shapes the offshore and marine industries by offering world-leading engineering solutions and services with a strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands. Shipbuilders, owners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor.
MacGregor solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, vessel operations, offshore loads, crude/LNG transfer and offshore mooring are all designed to perform with the sea. www.macgregor.com
MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com
About Green Award
The Green Award Foundation was established in 1994. Green Award is a global, independent, non-for-profit quality assurance organization that works by certifying ship managers and vessels that go beyond the industry standards in terms of safety, quality and environmental performance. The scheme is open for sea-going oil and chemical tankers, bulk carriers, LNG and LPG carriers, container carriers and inland navigation barges.
The essential of Green Award is that it covers a wide range of aspects related to safety quality and the environment. Green Award brings together high quality ships, maritime service providers and ports that want to improve safety, attract quality ships and reduce environmental and safety risks. In fact Green Award acts as the platform for the industry cooperation. Green Award incentive providers (ports and maritime service providers) award ships the highest safety and quality standards of which are confirmed by the Green Award certificate with various benefits such as discounts on the port dues, products and services.
With over 100 incentive providers in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australasia and Asia currently participating in the scheme, Green Award motivates ship owners and managers to invest in the improvements on board and ashore and serves as a reliable indicator of the ship's highest standards and as a Corporate Social Responsibility and risk reduction tool for shipping companies and ports.