The network of Green Award incentive providers has gained new members. Two companies of Katradis Group have demonstrated their support to the best practices in shipping by joining the Green Award scheme. Discounts on onboard mooring equipment are now available to ships holding the Green Award certificate.
Green Award brings together ship managers, owners, ports and maritime service providers committed to reducing their environmental footprint and implementing the highest standards of safety and quality. Ship managers – certificate holders – have their offices and ships inspected in accordance with the Green Award requirements that go beyond the statutory industry regulations. If they meet the requirements, they are awarded with a Green Award certificate and are entitled to various benefits provided by ports and maritime service providers.
Support of incentive providers is crucial for ship managers to keep their ships up and running with high-quality standards. Katradis Marine Ropes Industry S.A. and Katradis VEP S.A., both members of the Katradis Group, contribute to the better future for our planet and the ocean by supporting Green Award ships committed to the best practices. All Green Award certified vessels are now entitled to 3-5% discount on their selected products including mooring ropes, anchor chains, wire ropes, ship-to-ship fenders and a number of other products.
At a festive ceremony that took place on the 4th of April in Athens, Green Award Chairman Captain Mattheou and Executive Director Jan Fransen welcomed the new members of the Green Award family. Mr. Katradis has accepted a Green Award plaque on behalf of Katradis Marine Ropes Industry S.A. and Katradis VEP S.A.
Mr. Nikos Katradis, CEO/Katradis Group; Mr. Jan Fransen, Executive Director/Green Award Foundation; Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman/Green Award Foundation; Mr. Konstantinos Katradis, Managing Director/Katradis Group
“We are honored to have these Katradis companies as Green Award incentive providers,” said Dimitrios Mattheou, Green Award’s chairman. “In difficult times when shipping industry has been hit hard by the global economic crisis, keeping up high quality standards becomes extremely difficult. Industry stakeholders have to take their responsibility and help each other. Green Award provides a perfect platform for cooperation. Together we reduce incidents’ risks, make quality shipping affordable and remain the frontrunners”.