THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE JANUARY 16, 2019
Tsavliris Salvage celebrated its induction into the Green Award Foundation during a reception at the Yacht Club of Greece on January 10, 2019. The senior management of the Green Award Foundation wholeheartedly welcomed Tsavliris Salvage, which offers a series of financial incentives to Green Award member companies, into the scheme.
The prestigious Green Award Foundation certifies shipping companies and ships that demonstrate excellent performance. All certified companies have to meet strict requirements covering safety, quality and environmental conscience.
The Tsavliris Group has been active for more than 75 years as a maritime-focused enterprise that has unrivaled experience and know-how, including 55 years of performance in the international marine salvage business. Tsavliris is one of the world’s most active emergency response contractors for assisting marine casualties, with a record of more than 3,000 salvage cases.
Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman of the Green Award Foundation, formally handed over the Green Award plaque to the Principals of Tsavliris Salvage, Nicolas, George and Andreas Tsavliris.
Mattheou said: “I am delighted for my presence here today to signify this considerable milestone in the history of the Tsavliris Salvage Group. ‘Green Awarders’ are spread all around the globe, from Canada to Japan and from South Africa to Norway. The Tsavliris Salvage Group joins this league of Green Award stakeholders.” He also stated that Tsavliris Salvage is a world-class professional marine salvor, dedicated to saving life and property at sea and to protecting the marine environment from accident-related pollution.
“We are very pleased to have such a value oriented company in the Green Award scheme, and we are confident for its willingness to clearly demonstrate a commitment to achieving the Green Award Foundation’s objectives, mission and vision with a unique orientation on environmental excellence and safety in shipping.”
Nicolas Tsavliris said: “We fully encourage and support initiatives like that of the Green Award that promote shipping sustainability and a clean environment in which our clients’ vessels can safely and efficiently operate.
“By being inducted into the Green Award Scheme, Tsavliris Salvage takes the voluntary initiative to offer a 10 percent reduction on standard tariff rates on our own equipment and personnel charges during salvage operations to Green Award certified vessels worldwide. In this way, Tsavliris Salvage supports the further ‘greening’ of the maritime industry and will allow other Green Award certificate holders to benefit from their investments in further improvement. The more companies that support quality ships through the Green Award, the more the maritime industry becomes socially responsible and sustainable.”
Tsavliris concluded: “We, at Tsavliris Salvage, are very proud that we serve the Greek and international shipping community, as we always have with great passion, and we are committed to continue doing so in an even more environmentally responsible manner.”
Jan Fransen, Executive Director of the Green Award Foundation, congratulated Tsavliris Salvage for their decision to participate in the Green Award Network and described the significant benefits of the Green Award for all certificate holders and for the environment. He referred to the interesting history and symbols of the Foundation and recalled that: “It was 25 years ago, when Green Award launched its inspiring mission, devoted into promoting and supporting safety, quality, environmental awareness and protection in the maritime sector. Throughout these years, Green Award has evolved into a world-wide recognized symbol. This has been achieved by bringing together all participants in the shipping industry and at the same time fostering and rewarding their efforts to conquer the delivery of high quality services and products and to create a prominent social responsibility.”