Prime Marine Corporation

Prime receives ABS Confirmation of Compliance – SEEMP Part II

Prime announces that on Monday 02 July 2018 became one of the very first shipping companies globally that receives the Confirmation of Compliance – SEEMP Part II and the Review letter of DCS by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) on behalf of the Marshall Islands Administration.

Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan Part II was prepared for vessel M/T Spottail in collaboration with Alpha Marine Consultants. The ship’s SEEMP has been developed and complies with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 22 A and IMO Resolution MEPC.282 (70) “2016 Guidelines for the Development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)”, as amended by MEPC.70/18/Add.1/Corr.1.

Prime delivers a wheelchair to the Social Service of the Municipality of Lykovrisi-Pefki

Prime Marine is very proud to announce the delivery of a wheelchair to the Social Service of the Municipality of Lykovrisi-Pefki.

Being an active member of Green Angels we have the opportunity to participate in such well-organized programmes and to enhance our Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts through targeted actions that increase also our environmental awareness.

This action is implemented further to Green Angels’ Initiative to collect plastic caps which are destined for recycling in order to be “turned into” wheelchairs for our fellow humans in need. A wheelchair is equivalent to a ton of caps; equivalent to about 540,000 pieces of plastic covers.

Prime’s employees manager to gather a large number of plastic caps within short period. Specifically, on the first Semester of 2018 Prime delivered to Green Angels two full bags with plastic caps of 68kg and 74kg accordingly with the aim not only to recycle plastic caps but also to turn them into wheelchairs that will be offered to our fellow humans in need.

This particular initiative is being implemented in partnership with the Pan-Hellenic Association for the Prevention of Traffic Accidents “Love for Life” and it combines the important environmental objective of recycling with a great social act.

Prime Enrolls To USCG Qualship 21 Program

Prime is very proud to announce that 23 vessels of Prime Tanker Management Inc. and Prime Gas Management Inc. have been enrolled to United States Coast Guard Qualship 21 Program.

On January 1, 2001, the Coast Guard implemented an initiative to identify high-quality ships, and provide incentives to encourage quality operations. This initiative is called QUALSHIP 21, quality shipping for the 21st century.

By closely examining Port State Control Data from the previous 3 years, the characteristics of a typical “quality” vessel are identified. A quality vessel is associated with a well-run company, is classed with a Flag Administration with a superior Port State Control record & has an outstanding Port State Control history in U.S. waters.

The enrolment in the program is based on specific eligibility requirements regarding vessel detentions in the U.S. within the previous 36 months, marine violations or serious marine casualties & successful U.S. PSC Safety Exam within the previous 12 months.

Thus, less than ten percent of all foreign – flagged ships that operate in the United States meet the eligibility requirements of this program.

This recognition of superior achievement motivates our company to continue striving through commitment to quality and operational integrity.

Prime Gas USCG Qualship 21 Program Confirmation Letter

Prime Tanker USCG Qualship 21 Program Confirmation Letter

Prime Marine receives the 2018 GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award

We are pleased to announce that Prime Marine has received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award at a prestigious awards ceremony which successfully concluded on March the 6th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the GREEN4SEA Conference.

Prime Marine received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award, sponsored by ABS, for its various initiatives towards GHG emissions reductions, becoming the first shipping company globally that received from ABS the Assessment letter of a Monitoring Plan for Compliance with the EU MRV Regulation, prepared for vessel M/T Emerald Shiner. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: AET Tankers, SCF Group, Teekay and Waterfront Shipping.

Presenting the award Mr. Elias Kariambas, Director Global Ship Systems Center, ABS, on behalf of the sponsor, said “There can be no doubt that environmental issues are at the top of the shipping industry’s agenda as we are challenged to minimize the environmental impact of our global marine activities and to ensure sustainability for future generations. ABS considers its role to be at the center of the marine environmental arena and as the classification society who issued the EU MRV Assessment Compliance letter, ABS is particularly proud to present this award to Prime Marine.”

Accepting the award on behalf of Prime Marine, Mr. Frantzeskos Kontos, Technical Manager – DPA, stated “The close monitoring of the vessels’ performance and the continuous efforts of increasing the operational efficiency led us to install energy saving devices improving propeller efficiency in 16 vessels of our fleet. Also it led us to the advanced painting scheme including silicon and to installation of online performance monitoring and ME diagnostic system onboard our vessels. All these contributed to develop our own MRV data monitoring and evaluating system.”

Prime Marine specializes in shipping oil refined products, including a variety of other liquid products, LPG and Ammonia anywhere in the world in a safe, timely and reliable manner. PRIME’s management team has more than eighty years of combined industry experience having been through a number of cycles. The company’s efforts to sustainability are not limited only to vessel’s performance but also extend to company’s office environmental performance. Being member of Green Angels, Prime became the first shipping company that completes successfully the ISO 14064-1:2012 Verification regarding the GHG emissions (CO2equivalent) related to Office operations.

Prime Marine attracted the most votes by the end of the voting period which held online during a 30-days period. GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards within the scope of awarding environmental excellence and performance above average in any aspect of maritime activity.

Acquisition of FSL Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Sponsor of the FSL Trust)

Prime is pleased to announce the acquisition of FSL Holdings Pte. Ltd., taking over the control of the Trustee-Manager of First Ship Lease Trust (“FSL”), a Singapore-based business trust which currently owns a diversified fleet of 19 modern and high-spec oceangoing vessels across major shipping sub-sectors. The units of FSL are traded on the Singapore stock exchange (SGX-ST: D8DU).

Prime Marine participates in reforesting of Hymettus

Prime Marine as a member of Green Angels supported the second Joint Action of Members entitled GreenAthlon with central slogan “We Give Breath to Our Hymettus”.

On Sunday, February 25, 2018 the company participated in the promenade which, for the first time, was combined with environmental action, where for each participation an additional tree was planted at the foot of Hymettus.

Prime Marine based on her sensitivity to environmental issues and as a warm supporter of actions of Green Angels, took part in this action and planted plenty of trees under the guidance of experienced people who also offered the appropriate equipment.

With a fascinating view and with the aim of reforesting and protecting a significant part of the mountain, the great co-organization aspired to give breath to Hymettus but also to sensitize citizens and especially young children about the importance of the forest in the Attica Basin.

The action has been implemented in cooperation with the Municipality of Papagos – Cholargos and the Municipal Organization of Sport, Culture and Environment.

Prime Marine Shortlisted Nominee for the GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award 2018

We are glad to inform you that Prime Marine ,is one of the 5 shortlisted nominees for the GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award. It is worth mentioning that it is the only Greek company competing in this category.

The winner will be elected by audience vote.

Anyone who wants to support the nomination can vote online once per PC, mobile phone and tablet via the following link provided:

GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award 2018

The procedure is very simple following the below steps:
· Choosing the relevant category GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award
· Pressing Start
· Scroll Down & cast your vote by clicking the Logo of our Company (a tick appears).
· Pressing Continue

Kindly find below our company’s achievements relative to the nomination.

GREEN4SEA Nomination

ISO 14064-1:2012 Verification for Prime Marine

On 13.12.2017 Prime Marine completed successfully the ISO 14064-1:2012 Verification regarding the GHG emissions (CO2equivalent) related to Office operations.

Prime has engaged Greenit Environmental & Green Angels to measure Company’s organizational carbon footprint in accordance with our company’s policy.

The footprint assessment has been calculated based on company’s air conditioning & refrigeration system performance, purchased electricity, business travels, employees’ commuting & waste management & disposal.

This carbon footprint report covers the whole calendar year of 2016 (01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016) and is based on the relevant company’s data. It enables our company to compare our performance against previous and next years, monitor the organization’s progress in relation to our carbon management strategy, and also plan ahead future carbon emission reductions.

The footprint assessment has been calculated using the Greenit Environmental Software Platform and its associated methodology (based on International standards such as GHG Protocol and ISO 14064-1:2012) which has been verified by the independent certification body of EUROCERT – European Inspection & Certification Company. The company received on 21st December the verified Prime Carbon Footprint Report for 2016 along with the relevant ISO Certificate.

Prime Marine has adopted 2016 as its baseline year and is committed to a 1% year to year reduction in total carbon GHG emissions from company’s air conditioning and refrigeration system & from purchased electricity per employee until 2020 (4% reduction in total carbon GHG emissions from the above mentioned company’s operations per employee until 2020).