Shortlisted finalists announced for the Ship Sfficiency Awards 2015

Associations, Awards, Environment — By on August 18, 2015 at 8:24 PM

Ship Efficiency Awards 2015LONDON: August 18, 2015 – Fathom have announced the finalists for the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015. The award winners will be presented at a ceremony hosted by Lloyd’s Register on 9 September 2015 as part of Ship Efficiency: The Event 2015.

The Ship Efficiency Awards were launched to recognise and celebrate the organisations and individuals within the maritime sector that are excelling in efficient operations, implementing fresh thinking, offering proven efficiency benefits and advancing technological innovation.

The number of nominations that Fathom received for the 2015 awards considerably surpassed last year’s nominations total, demonstrating the growing reputation of the Ship Efficiency Awards amongst other maritime industry awards.

The nominations have been independently judged by a panel of highly-esteemed industry experts including Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO; Craig Eason, Lloyd’s List; Tristan Smith, University College London; Oskar Levander, Rolls-Royce Marine and Roger Strevens, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics. The judging process was overseen by Katharine Palmer, Lloyd’s Register.

The shortlisted finalists for the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015 are:

The Energy Efficiency Solution Award
• ClassNK-NAPA GREEN – Innovative Software Solution
• Corvus Energy – Air Cooled & Liquid Cooled Lithium Battery Energy Storage System
• Norsepower Oy – Rotor Sail Solution
• ADM Harvest Shipping – MV Harvest Rain
• Ulstein Design – ULSTEIN X-STERN

The Environmental Technology Award
• Hapag-Lloyd – Steel Floor Container
• Ionada – Marine Membrane Scrubber
• Thordon Bearings – COMPAC Seawater-Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing
• Norled – The First Purely Battery-Driven Ferry ‘Ampere’
• Blue Water Trade Winds – Cargo Heating Management Service

The Initiative of the Year
• Canadian Shipowners Association – Ballast Water Research and Technical Evaluation Fund
• Marstal Navigationsskole & Partners – Green Ferry Vision, E-Ferry
• The International Windship Association – Industry Association That Promotes The Use Of Wind Propulsion In Commercial Shipping
• Jotun & DNV GL – Cooperation Agreement On Hull Performance
• Liberian Registry – Global Eco-Upgrade Financing Program

The Sustainable Ship Operator of the Year
• Maersk Line – A License to Grow Responsibly
• Terntank – M/T Ternvag
• Stena Line – Methanol Pilot Project
• ADM Harvest Shipping – MV Harvest Rain
• Kuwait Oil Tanker Company – De-VOC System

The One to Watch
• Coldharbour Marine – Ballast Water Management System
• Deltamarin – DeltaChallenger
• Marstal Navigationsskole & Partners – Green Ferry Vision, E-Ferry
• Afthon – Lingen
• Terragon Environmental Technologies – Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS)
Katharine Palmer, Environmental Manager, Lloyd’s Register said, “We are delighted with the level of participation and the breadth of nominations received for this year’s awards. We would like to thank all entrants for their contribution and look forward to the awards ceremony on 9 September”.

Catherine Austin, Executive Director, Fathom said, “Once again we have been overwhelmed by the number of high calibre nominations received for the Ship Efficiency Awards. The array of shortlisted finalists represents the industry’s outstanding commitment to pushing the boundaries of ship efficiency from pioneering the development of new clean technologies, driving industry initiatives to catalysing efficient vessel concepts from blueprint to operation.”

For further information about the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015, or register your attendance please visit

The Ship Efficiency Awards 2015 will take place on the September 9, 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. This award ceremony is being held as part of the wider Ship Efficiency: The Event programme from September 8- 9 2015 which is being held as an event that is an official part of London International Shipping Week.

The 5th annual Ship Efficiency: The Event, held in association with Inmarsat on 8 – 9 September 2015, will discuss practical solutions for improving operational and technological ship efficiency, key streamlining strategies and the overall bottom line.

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Fathom pride themselves as being the information specialists on maritime eco-efficiency. Through a unique mix of highly regarded print publications, online data portals, conferences, bespoke consultancy and more, Fathom creates accessible knowledge on key challenges facing owners, operators and the wider industry through events, publications and consultancy services.

Fathom hosts Ship Efficiency: The Event on an annual basis and has recently launched the global Smart Operations events series, in association with Inmarsat.

Fathom has published a range of technical publications, including ‘Ship Efficiency: The Guide’, ‘The Step-by-Step Guide to Ballast Water Management’ ‘The Step-By-Step SEEMP Manual’, ‘Operating In Emission Control Areas: The Guide’ and ‘The Guide to Maritime Environmental and Efficiency Management’ amongst many others.

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