DRY CARGO COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2012
AEGEAN BULK received the “Dry Cargo Company of the Year” award for 2012. The ceremony for the “Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2012” was organized by the prestigious newspaper “Lloyds List” of London in a central hotel of Athens on Friday, the 7th of December 2012.
The judging panel appreciated the fact that “ AEGEAN BULK has been taking the environment seriously for a long time. This year the Company completed its shipbuilding program with the delivery of two Kamsarmax type ships with ecological standards and became the first dry cargo shipping Company, certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) with the ISO 50001 “Energy Management” standards for reducing the energy consumption”.
AEGEAN BULK took delivery of four ships in 2012, two of which are of environmental specification and standards “Eco-friendly”, namely the M/V INNOVATION and the M/V ANNA MARIA. These ships are the first of Kamsarmax type built in South Korea equipped with an electronic main engine, in order to maximize the fuel efficiency and to minimize the harmful emissions in the atmosphere.
Furthermore the Det Norske Veritas (DNV), issued for all ships of the Company, the certificate of compliance in accordance to the requirements of the “Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan” (SEEMP), relating to the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions.
Today, AEGEAN BULK manages one of the most modern fleets in the world, consisting of 15 modern dry cargo ships of Supramax, Panamax and Kamsarmax type, with a total capacity of 1,100,000 tons and an average age of below 3.5 years. Most of the ships flying the Greek flag and are manned with Greek Officers.
AEGEAN BULK is a member of Intercargo and Helmepa while the ships are certified according to the standards of ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety), and Green Award for their compliance to the stringent environmental standards required by the specific organization. The Company maintains a certified training center, focusing in particular on the training and familiarization for their personnel both ashore and onboard ships.
Athens, 14 December 2012