Sustainable Shipping awards shortlist of nominees announced
1st June 2011 17:45 GMT

The shortlist of nominees for the 2011 Sustainable Shipping Awards, to be held at an industry ceremony in London in July, has been revealed.

The awards, now in its third year, celebrate those companies and individuals making great strides to shape and improve the environmental legacy of shipping.

The event has been hailed by classification society Lloyds Register as a global event that provides "an opportunity to recognise the hard work, and in many cases unselfish work of a number of the entrants."

This year there are eight categories. The shortlisted nominees are as follows:

Clean Air Award

- Maersk Line
- The Port of Los Angeles
- Port of Seattle

Environmental Innovation of the Year NEW FOR 2011

- Bristol Hydrogen Boats Limited
- Eco Marine Power
- University of Strathclyde Glasgow
- Maersk Line
- Marorka
- Opcon AB
- SP Marine
- Valspar

Environmental Technology of the Year Award

- Blue Ocean Solutions Pte Ltd
- Cargotec Corporation Marine
- Corvus Energy
- Eniram
- Sauter Carbon Offset Design
- SkySails GmbH & Co. KG

Green Shipping Initiative of the Year

- Eco Marine Power
- Green Marine
- Rightship
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
- The Carbon War Room
- Westlogistics SRL

Ocean Environmental Protection Award

- Extreme Spill Technology
- Goltens Green Technologies
- International Paint
- Thordon Bearings Inc.
- Total Lubmarine

Regional Environmental Protection Contribution of the Year NEW FOR 2011

- Pentland Ferries
- Port of Gothenburg
- VOF Amulet

Sustainable Shipping Operator of the Year

- Argonon Shipping BV
- Holland America Line
- Maersk Line
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
- Trailer Bridge

The nominations for the Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping award will be released next week.

This awards is new for 2011 and Sustainable Shipping readers will decide on the winner by voting online.

This award pays tribute to an individual, organisation, company or group that has made a major contribution to raising awareness on how shipping can improve its environmental record through initiatives or other means.

The winners of the Sustainable Shipping Awards will be announced at the awards dinner on July 7 at The Radisson Blu Hotel.

An exhibition of all shortlisted award nominees and sponsors will preceed the Sustainable Shipping Awards dinner ceremony, to give all attendees the opportunity to network and meet prior to the start of the evening.

Sustainable Shipping, the company behind the awards, is the leading news and information portal devoted to shipping and the environment.

Tickets are available online at

The awards are being held the week prior to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 62) meeting in London.

Press release, 1st June 2011 17:45 GMT

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