Concordia and Stena Bulk Awarded Environmental Diploma

Thursday, October 12, 2006
At World Shipping Day in Gothenburg, Concordia Maritime and Stena Bulk will be awarded Sjöfartsforum’s Environmental Diploma for Stena’s in-house developed MAX vessels. The prize will be handed over at a ceremony at the Concert Hall.

The jury for the award says, “Innovative thinking and responsibility characterize Stena Bulk/Concordia Maritime. They have been awarded Sjöfartsforum’s Environmental Diploma in 2006 for the development and construction of the P-MAX tankers. Doubling the majority of their functions results in an unsurpassed level of safety and manuverability among the world’s tankers, which benefits the environment. The sharply increasing volume of tanker traffic in the Baltic Sea is a challenge. The sensitive Baltic Sea is well served by these new vessels, with their well-trained crews, deployed by Stena Bulk/Concordia Maritime.”

“Concordia Maritime has so far invested in the P-MAX program, which is an important platform for our long-term and strategic development. Today, our fleet consists of ten P-MAX tankers. Four P-MAX tankers are currently in service and a further six are on order for delivery up until the end of 2010. Effective transport economy has been the guiding principle in the development of the P-MAX concept. As a result, the vessels have an exceptionally wide hull enabling them to transport about 30 percent more cargo than a conventional product tanker. At the same time, the P-MAX tankers, with most of their functions doubled, have built-in proactive safety”, says Hans Norén, President of Concordia Maritime AB.

Stena P-MAX design The P-MAX tanker is a product tanker of about 65,200 DWT. In addition to having mandatory double hulls, the P-MAX tankers have been designed according to a new concept for safer oil transportation with double main engines in two completely separate engine rooms, double rudders and steering gear, two propellers and double control systems. All these double systems can be operated independently of each other, which results in safer oil transportation.

Green Passport All the P-MAX tankers are certified with a Green Passport by DNV (Det norske Veritas). Green Passport certification is voluntary and means that all hazardous materials used in the construction of the vessel are identified and documented. With this certification, which is voluntary, Concordia Maritime are acting proactively prior to any future regulations and recommendations concerning ship recycling.

Maritime Reporter October 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Tanker Trends

GTT Earns Five AIPs for Multi-gas Membranes

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) announced five

Steel Cut for Yamal LNG Project’s Lead Tanker

A steel-cutting ceremony was held on September 29 for the lead gas tanker ordered by SCF Group for transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) under the Yamal LNG project.

GasLog Closes First Option Vessels Dropdown

GasLog Ltd.  announced today the closing of the sale of two modern liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) carriers, the Methane Jane Elizabeth and Methane Rita Andrea,

Education/Training

New Simulation Tool for Collision Reconstruction

BMT ARGOSS and BMT Surveys, subsidiaries of BMT Group Ltd, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced an innovative new service

‘Green’ Hybrid-powered Research Vessel Christened

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk christened a larger, “greener” new research vessel on Friday, September 26 in preparation for launching a new era in examining,

IRPT, Community College MoA on Maritime Training

The Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals (IRPT) Trade Association announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Lewis & Clark Community

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1131 sec (9 req/sec)