The GREEN4SEA Awards ceremony took place Tuesday evening in Athens. After an online vote, Stena Bulk was selected as one of the winners and received this year’s award in the category GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award 2017. The award goes to a ship operator who, by means of energy efficiency, has substantially reduced its environmental impact and thus contributed to more sustainable shipping.
The Award Category: GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award 2017 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.
“As both owner and operator, Stena Bulk is exposed to all areas of tanker shipping and thus has a twofold responsibility to be at the forefront of developments. We have long focused on technical development and have created solutions both on board and ashore that have raised awareness. But it has also been important to not only focus on technology for reducing bunker consumption but also to work with a commercial focus on using fuel more efficiently. Since it was implemented in 2012, our Energy Management system has increased our fuel efficiency by 20%; this is equivalent to 30,000 mt of fuel and savings of 100,000 mt as regards CO2 emissions. In recent years, our leading role when it comes to digital technology has taken us even further and we are currently working with tools that will enable us to predict the market in different ways. With new platforms, we are now transforming shipping as regards efficiency and transparency”, comments Erik Hånell, CEO of Stena Bulk.
“We are very proud of this award and we thank everybody who voted for us and for recognizing our work in this important area”, says Erik Hånell, in conclusion.
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