Sustainable Shipping Award Voting Coming to a Close

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

There are now only ten days left to cast your vote for the Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping Award to be presented at the Radisson Blu Hotel in London on July 7th.

With only four shortlisted nominees for the prestigious award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping, there is still time to cast your vote.  As voting continues apace, the Sustainable Shipping website has seen a significant increase in activity.

One of the judges, Peter Hinchliffe, OBE, Secretary General for the International Chamber of Shipping, commented, “The Sustainable Shipping Awards form a central part in the initiative to drive the industry toward a sustainable future.  Indeed, the award for Outstanding Contribution pays tribute to an individual, organisation, company or group that has made a major contribution to raising awareness of how shipping can improve its environmental legacy.”

To cast your vote simply go to the Sustainable Shipping website, register for free and vote by July 1st.

The nominees for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping Award are:

Andreas Chrysostomou - Chairman of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).  Mr Chrysostomou is nominated for his work that is above and beyond the call of duty. His extraordinary dedication to the Committee is highly commendable and industry wide. Andreas is well known for raising awareness on how shipping can improve its environmental record and his passion to drive shipping toward a greener future is unrelenting.

Clean Cargo Working Group. The Clean Cargo Working Group has pioneered sustainable transport issues, continuously raising the standards in reporting systems and awareness. The collaboration between major global carriers and the Clean Cargo Working Group in promoting the progress and efforts of the industry has been outstanding.

James Corbett - Professor, College of Earth Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware.  Mr Corbett has been nominated because of his key role in helping the industry gain a greater understanding of the impacts of shipping. His studies have helped develop realistic emission reduction measures and regulations and his forward thinking approach, has given an industry that is lacking in research and development, some tangible figures and a direction for moving forward.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has been nominated for their work as a forerunner in environmental issue.  They have recognised  the impact of their activities with a continued proactive approach to implementing effective and practical environmental alternatives; investment in new technologies, concept vessel designs and active partnerships with stakeholders enables them to conform with requirements and future challenges.

Yvo de Boer, Special Global Advisor, Climate Change and Sustainability at KPMG and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will welcome guests to the evening, where winners in the eight categories ; Clean Air Award,  Environmental Technology of the Year Award, Green Shipping Initiative of the Year Award, Environmental Innovation of the Year Award, Ocean Environmental Protection Award, Regional Environmental Protection Contribution of the Year Award, Sustainable Shipping Operator of the Year Award and Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Shipping Award, will be announced.

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