ATHENS – POSEIDON Marine Supplies has joined the Green Award scheme to encourage safety improvement in shipping and will reward Green Award ships with discounts on its services and products.
From left to right: Keita Shinohara, Certification Manager Green Award; Jan Fransen, Executive Director Green Award; Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman Green Award; Christopher Papachastas, CEO of Poseidon Marine Supplies; Katia Minardou, Corporate Communication Manager of Poseidon Marine Supplies; Michael Papachastas, Founder and President of Poseidon Marine Supplies; Michael Leoutsakos, Group Sales Manager of Poseidon Marine Supplies
The Green Award scheme is open for ships and ship managers striving for excellence and being able to meet the Green Award requirements that go beyond the industry regulations. Green Award certificate holders are rewarded for their efforts by over 120 ports and maritime related businesses all over the world.
POSEIDON Marine Supplies is a leading company in the fields of general ship supplying and fire-rescue & safety (FRS) inspection services. To encourage excellence and quality improvement in shipping, POSEIDON Marine Supplies will reward Green Award certified ships with additional discounts of the standard prices on ‘Total Care’ program, Drӓger instruments and tubes, FRS and lifeboat inspection services and general stores.
POSEIDON Marine Supplies was welcomed into the scheme by Green Award Chairman Captain Dimitrios Mattheou, who handed over a Green Award plaque to Mr Michael Papachastas, founder and CEO of POSEIDON Marine Supplies on 6 June, 2018.
‘POSEIDON Marine Supplies has developed gradually and evolved over the last 42 years as a major and trustworthy partner of Shipping, both in Greece and worldwide,’ Captain Mattheou said. ‘Your decision to support Green Award, contributes greatly to the shipping industry. More specifically, your active involvement in the Green Award concept is vital to the accomplishment of our mission: To achieve the highest standards in terms of environmental performance and safety in shipping. Welcome on-board Poseidon team!’
About Poseidon Marine Supplies Group
POSEIDON Marine Supplies is a family owned business established in 1976, by M. Papachastas. With respect to the tradition of Greek shipping trade, the company managed to consolidate its position in the marine world and gain its clients’ respect over the years. Based in Piraeus port, the company’s convenient location facilitates deliveries even on a short notice.
The company is divided into two main departments, which indicate core business and key fields of operation:
• Marine Supplies of Deck, Engine, Cabin Stores, Bonded Stores and Safety products.
• Inspection and certification of Fire-Rescue and Safety (FRS) equipment that include the inspection of fixed fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, breathing apparatuses and escape devices, life jackets and immersion suits, life rafts and lifeboats.
POSEIDON Marine Supplies has more than 80 qualified employees, who work on a rolling 24/7 schedule and service on a daily basis some of the biggest shipping companies in Greece and worldwide. Also, due to an organized distribution network we are capable of supplying vessels, shipyards, yachts, ports and offshore structures anywhere around the world.
Additionally, the company offers on-spot technical support (service and certification of FRS equipment) worldwide, through a flying squad of well-trained technicians. Regular training of our technicians according to the latest IMO regulations as well as the latest service bulletins makes our company a technological expert and a trustworthy partner.