(ATHENS, Greece) — The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has won the Clean Shipping category of this year’s Green4Sea Awards, which took place Tuesday in Athens, Greece.
CSA 2020 was presented the award for its significant contribution towards cleaner shipping following a judging process involving a combination of open nominations and votes.
Charis Plakantonaki, CSA 2020 vice chairman and chief strategy officer, Star Bulk Carriers, said, “It is an honor for the CSA 2020 to receive the Green4Sea Clean Shipping Award so soon after the official formation of the alliance. Receiving this prestigious award confirms that the work we are doing to help prepare the global shipping fleet in meeting IMO’s emissions abatement targets is supported by the wider industry. We would like to thank the organizer Safety4Sea, the awards sponsor and of course those that voted for us. Thank you.”
Plakantonaki and Christopher Fee, general manager, Environment and Sustainability, Fleet Management, Oldendorff Carriers, collected the award on CSA 2020’s behalf.
CSA 2020 represents 37 prominent shipping companies that have joined together to provide a public voice for those shipowners with experience of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) and to ensure the wider shipping and ports industry has independently verified information on which to base their emissions abatement decisions.
Its members, which together operate more than 3,000 oceangoing vessels, have committed significant resources into furthering independent academic research on the overall performance, effectiveness and environmental benefits of exhaust gas cleaning systems.
Ian Adams, executive director, CSA 2020, said, “We are delighted to have won this award given the caliber of companies nominated, all of whom deserve to be congratulated on the work they have done to reduce shipping’s impact on the marine environment.
“My thanks also go to the CSA 2020 members themselves, who, through their responsible use of EGCS as a means of compliance, are committed to making a positive difference to the air quality in port and ocean environments and to promoting global environmental progress.”
For more information, visit www.cleanshippingalliance2020.org.