Green Award welcomes second new incentive provider in 2019 Marichem Marigases.
On the photo from left to right: Jan Fransen (Executive Director, Green Award Foundation), Dimitrios Mattheou (Chairman, Green Award Foundation), Mr. Matthew More (Business Executive, Marichem Marigases)
Meeting its goal to contribute to minimizing the environmental footprint of the maritime industry, Marichem Marigases has entered the network of Green Award incentive providers to support quality ships demonstrating high environmental standards. Since the beginning of this year it has been the second incentive provider that joined the scheme that promotes the highest standards of quality and safety in the waterborne transport.
Marichem Marigases will reward Green Award certificate holders with additional discounts on the current price list: a 10% discount on antipollution kits and equipment and arc welding machines, and a 5% discount on the fuel additives range of products and high pressure cleaning machines.
On the 25th of January, 2019, Captain Dimitrios Mattheou, chairman of the Green Award Foundation, welcomed Marichem Marigases to the certification scheme. Handing over a symbolic plaque, he addressed the attendees by saying “Clean air and seas as well as the welfare of people are the main areas to guard for every stakeholders of the shipping industry. Green Award, as a body-symbol of global environmental protection and excellence, manages through its inspiring vision and strategic actions to motivate every stakeholder of the shipping industry and achieve significant results. We are very confident that Marichem Marigases will clearly demonstrate a commitment to achieving the Green Award Foundation’s objectives, mission and vision with a unique orientation on environmental excellence and safety in shipping along with our prominent incentive providers.”
Matthew More, Business Executive of Marichem Marigases said.
“Marichem Marigases prides itself in promoting environmental awareness; our participation in the Green Award Foundation underlines our commitment to environmental protection. The incentives offered are available to ship owners and operators who are members of the Green Award and will allow for a synchronized global response to pollution, highlighting both environmental and economic benefits, whilst promoting awareness for a sustainable future.”
About Marichem Marigases
Marichem Marigases is one of the leading companies in the international marine chemicals and gases industry, manufacturing and providing high quality marine chemicals, coatings, chemical equipment, gases and refrigerants, cutting and welding machinery and accessories, fire-rescue and safety services to the shipping industry. The group offers a variety of products at more than 2,100 ports, supplied by a distribution network of 196 stock points, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Since its start-up of operations, Marichem Marigases has steadily and faithfully observed a people-centric philosophy, with consistency, work ethic and respect towards the vessel, her crew, her operator and the environment.
The efficient operation of its network is backed up by decades of experience from dedicated marine experts, operating according to ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001. Marichem Marigases has been continuously promoting environmental consciousness within the chemical industry, throughout all stages of production, starting from the raw materials, the manufacturing process of the products and their handling, through to the final disposal on board the vessel, striving to meet the ever-growing marine industry needs by decreasing its environmental footprint to the minimum.
One indicative example of the aforementioned readiness to adjust to an ever-changing maritime scenery is the immediate compliance with the current regulations imposed by IMO (International Maritime Organisation). IMO has set a global limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships of 0.50% m/m (mass by mass) from 1 January 2020. Keeping close track of the recent developments on ship emissions, Marichem Marigases has launched a revolutionary series of Fuel Additives in order to improve engine reliability and performance, to enhance fuel economy and reduce maintenance costs.