Tsavliris Salvage celebrated its induction into the Green Award Foundation during a Reception at the Yacht Club of Greece on 10 January 2019. The Senior Management of the Green Award Foundation wholeheartedly welcomed Tsavliris Salvage, which offers a series of financial incentives to Green Award member companies, into the scheme.
Photo caption: Tsavliris Salvage provided salvage assistance to the Bulk Carrier “KATHERINE” (17,255 GT – 28,711 DWT), laden with 26,400 MT of hot briquetted iron, following collision with bulk carrier “BARU SATU” (9,978 GT, 16,190 DWT), in the Kafirea Strait, Aegean Sea (July – August 2013).
From left to right: Nicolas Tsavliris (Principal, Tsavliris Salvage), Andreas Tsavliris (Principal, Tsavliris Salvage), Dimitrios Mattheou (Chairman, Green Award Foundation), George Tsavliris (Principal, Tsavliris Salvage), Jan Fransen (Executive Director, Green Award Foundation)
Nicolas Tsavliris said that “We fully encourage and support initiatives like that of the Green Award that promote shipping sustainability and a clean environment in which our clients’ vessels can safely and efficiently operate.
By being inducted into the Green Award Scheme, Tsavliris Salvage takes the voluntary initiative to offer a 10% reduction on standard tariff rates on our own equipment and personnel charges during salvage operations to Green Award certified vessels worldwide. In this way, Tsavliris Salvage supports the further ‘greening’ of the maritime industry and will allow other Green Award certificate holders to benefit from their investments in further improvement. The more companies that support quality ships through the Green Award, the more the maritime industry becomes socially responsible and sustainable”. Mr Tsavliris concluded: “We, at Tsavliris Salvage are very proud that we serve the Greek and international shipping community, as we always have with great passion and we are committed to continue doing so in an even more environmentally responsible manner”.
Jan Fransen, Executive Director of the Green Award Foundation, congratulated Tsavliris Salvage for their decision to participate in the Green Award Network and described the significant benefits of the Green Award for all certificate holders and for the environment. He referred to the interesting history and symbols of the Foundation and recalled that “It was 25 years ago, when Green Award launched its inspiring mission, devoted into promoting and supporting safety, quality, environmental awareness and protection in the maritime sector. Throughout these years, Green Award has evolved into a world-wide recognised symbol. This has been achieved by bringing together all participants in the shipping industry and at the same time fostering and rewarding their efforts to conquer the delivery of high quality services and products and to create a prominent social responsibility”.
About the Tsavliris Salvage Group
Tsavliris is one of the most active emergency response contractors for maritime casualties worldwide and the most frequent user of the LOF contract, having handled over 3,000 casualties. The Group’s international activities embrace every service relating to marine salvage & towage, extending to complex wreck removals and partnering today’s shipowners in fulfilling their obligation to protect the marine environment from pollution. Tsavliris is committed to maintaining a modern global network for providing rapid assistance to shipping. www.tsavliris.com