08 July 2017

ClassNK and Lubrication Engineers join Green Award:

ClassNK has joined the Green Award as an incentive provider.

A class representative has been a member of Green Award Foundation board of experts for a number of years.

Current issues concerning the shipping industry are the focus of both organisations, they said. Improvement of maritime security, safety of seafarers and reduction of ecological footprint require actions and industry-wide implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles.

As part of the initiatives, ClassNK hopes to further encourage early implementation of the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) on ship recycling by offering a 10% discount on the issuance of HKC statement of compliance for the IHM to Green Award certificate holders.

Green Award Foundation’s, Jan Fransen, welcomed ClassNK’s decision to become an incentive provider by saying: “We are grateful for the input and expertise that ClassNK has been contributing for years to the Green Award scheme through its membership on our Board of Experts. It is especially pleasing to see that our collaboration goes even further now.

“Responsible approach to all the issues around recycling of ships containing hazardous materials such as heavy metals, asbestos, ozone-depleting substances and others will benefit not only the maritime industry, but local communities, entire countries and the general public,” he said.

Tetsuya Kinoshita, ClassNK senior executive vice president and the member of the Green Award’s Board of Experts, said. “As the IHM contains ship specific locations and quantities of hazardous substances on board, a ship recycling facility can utilise the information for its safe and environmentally sound recycling practices.

“Recognising the IHM is a key element for better ship recycling. ClassNK is glad to team up with the Green Award Foundation to launch this collaborative initiative promoting IHM development. Together with the Green Award and the industry we will continue working for a safer and greener future,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lubrication Engineers SA (LE), serving Southeastern Europe as a distributor of UK-based Lubrication Engineers International, now provides a 5% discount for Green Award certificate holders on all lubrication engineers, Viper, ARS (asset reliability solutions) and OSEI (oil spill eater bioremediation products) products and services.

LE’s range of high performance marine lubricants includes the patented Almatek, Almagard & Earthwise EAL greases. The patented VIPER MKII wire rope lubricator provides fast and effective cleaning and lubricating of wire ropes, which contributes to safe and reliable mooring of a ship. 

Source: tanker operator. 07 July 2017

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