Green Award - GARD Event


Dear conference participants,

On behalf of Green Award, we would like to thank all speakers and visitors for their participation in the Green Award – GARD event, which was held 28 September, 2017, in Athens.

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The day opened with a meeting of Green Award certificate holders. Discussions held in the morning provided invaluable input for further development of the Green Award requirements. GARD shared its data and benchmarking analysis with the Green Award certified ship managers present at this meeting.

Conference started in the afternoon and was open to the industry (by invitation only). US Coast Guard, DNV GL, AlphaMarine were amongst the key speakers. Presentations covered Ballast Water Management, TMSA3 and human element, simplification of procedures, EU MRV and IMO DSC. Executive Director of Green Award, Jan Fransen, informed the attendees about Green Award’s activities, recent developments and research carried out by the foundation. 

Delegates represented ship management companies, maritime-related businesses and organizations Addressing the attendees Capt Dimitrios Mattheou, Green Award Chairman, said: ‘There is no need to convince any of the people present today of the importance of safety, quality and environmentally-friendly performance. We all know that these are the core values. We all strive for excellence.’
Click here to read the entire speech of Mr Mattheou

An evening reception was a festive closure of the day, providing an opportunity for guests to talk to each other in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.




Presentations delivered during the event can be downloaded below.

If you want to share it or have further questions, we encourage you to contact the author. Please also read the footnote. 

Certificate holders meeting

Green Award Athens 2017 by Bjørnar Andresen, GARD (public version)



US Regulations - Ballast Water Management by Capt Vivianne Louie, Executive Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe 

Green Award WHY? by Ioannis Chiotopoulos, Regional Manager, DNVGL

GREEN AWARD: key elements, latest developments, benefits by Jan Fransen, Executive Director, Green Award Foundation

Can Simplicity Improve Safety Management Systems? by Terje Lovoy, Lovoy As

TMSA and the Human Element by Captain Apostolos SKEMPES, Training Manager, ARCADIA Shipmanagement Co LTD

EU MRV and IMO DCS Update by Philip Tsichlis, Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, Technical Director, Alpha Marine Consulting Ltd



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