Alphatron Marine to provide discount to Green Award ships


Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 8 June 2016 – Alphatron Marine and Green Award Foundation are pleased to announce that Alphatron Marine will reward Green Award certified ships with a discount of 10%. This considerable discount applies to a range of products and services for both sea-going and inland navigation ships. The cooperation between the two companies was sealed at the heart of maritime shipping arena: Posidonia in Athens, Greece.

Green Award certificate implies that a ship’s performance is of such high standards of safety and quality that the ship qualifies for the Green Award requirements. Ships certified by Green Award are sustainable, environmentally-friendly and they maintain and enhance best practices of the shipping industry. These are qualities that are in line with Alphatron Marine principles.

Alphatron Marine supports the idea of better and safer shipping and, therefore, offers a special discount to ships participating in the Green Award program. Alphatron stands for the supply of effective, comprehensive solutions with equipment of the highest quality and a stylish, ergonomic design. Alphatron Marine delivers fully integrated navigation and communication bridge equipment to shipyards and ship-owners.

Green Award’s Chairman Capt Dimitrios Mattheou and Alphatron Marine’s CEO Mr. Luuk Vroombout met at Posidonia in Athens to affirm their cooperation. Mr. Vroombout received a Green Award plaque from the hands of Captain Mattheou marking the occasion of Alphatron Marine officially becoming a Green Award incentive provider.

All Green Award certified (deepsea and inland) ships are entitled to a 10% discount on products and services such as JRC and Alphatron Marine hardware and labor, AlphaEye remote support (3-year contract), VSAT airtime (1, 2 or 3-year contract), maintenance contract (3-year contract) and service tariff (labor and travel). There are also special discounts available for inland navigation barges on AlphaFuelControl and for deepsea vessels on Annual Radio Survey and Annual Performance Test for VDR. These discounts are only valid when services, delivery or support are carried out by the Alphatron Marine Center of Excellence in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Green Award’s Chairman Mr. Mattheou embraced Alphatron Marine’s decision to join the Green Award scheme. “Green Award supports implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility principles,” said Mr. Mattheou. “We encourage safety and environmental awareness. Alphatron Marine products and services help to improve and maintain safe and efficient operations resulting in a win-win situation for the industry, people and the environment. We are pleased to have them joining the scheme.”

“The pollution and health impact of shipping is becoming more important every day, especially since it is the backbone of the global economy” says Mr. Luuk Vroombout, co-founder and CEO of Alphatron Marine. “Several issues must be addressed together to make the industry greener.” Vroombout continues, “Together with the Green Award Foundation, Alphatron Marine is pleased to offer such incentive program to ship owners that choose for building and maintaining environmentally responsible vessels. We feel these green initiatives are key for the continued health of our planet, today but also in 20 years”.

Alphatron Marine is a world renowned supplier of integrated bridge solutions and manufacturer of unique complementary products to the JRC portfolio. Together with JRC and support of the Centers of Excellence in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the combined synergies bring quality and innovation to owners, operators and shipyards.


About Green Award
The Green Award foundation was established in 1994. Green Award is a global, independent, non-for-profit quality assurance organization that works by certifying ship managers and vessels that go beyond the industry standards in terms of safety, quality and environmental performance. The scheme is open for sea-going oil and chemical tankers, bulk carriers, LNG and LPG carriers, container carriers and inland navigation barges.

The essential of Green Award is that it covers a wide range of aspects related to safety quality and the environment. Green Award brings together high quality ships, maritime service providers and ports that want to improve safety, attract quality ships and reduce environmental and safety risks. In fact Green Award acts as the platform for the industry cooperation. Green Award incentive providers (ports and maritime service providers) award ships the highest safety and quality standards of which are confirmed by the Green Award certificate with various benefits such as discounts on the port dues, products and services.

With over 70 incentive providers in North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia currently participating in the scheme, Green Award motivates ship owners and managers to invest in the improvements on board and ashore and serves as a reliable indicator of the ship’s highest standards and as a Corporate Social Responsibility and risk reduction tool for shipping companies and ports.