Angelicoussis LNG-Fueled VLCC Recognized for Environmental Performance
Antonis I. Angelicoussis. Photo courtesy Green Award Foundation

The Greek shipowner Angelicoussis, led-by Maria Angelicoussis, has revealed today that its Greek-flagged LNG dual-fuel powered VLCC Antonis I. Angelicoussis is now certified by the Green Award Foundation.

It’s of great importance this certification as Green Award certified ships can benefit from financial and non-financial incentives awarded by ports, service providers and suppliers.

For oil tankers 37 ports give discounts on port dues, ranging from 3 to 15%, whilst the Green Award seagoing programme is supported by over 180 incentive providers worldwide.

The certification includes the Green Award greenhouse gas labels CO2 (level 1) and CH4. These special greenhouse gas labels recognise ships that take roles as front-runners in emissions reduction.

The Green Award Foundation recognised the potential of LNG to bring immediate emissions reduction versus conventional fuel oil, with the option to evolve towards net zero emission through the use of bio- or synthetic LNG.

“The ship is the first LNG dual fuel VLCC to join the Green Award programme, as she was recognised as a front-runner for her outstanding environmental performance,” shipowner Angelicoussis noted.

The Antonis I. Angelicoussis, a 330-meter-long and 60-meter-wide tanker, with a dwt of 320,916 tons, is managed by Maran Tankers Management, the oil shipping arm of Greece’s Angelicoussis Group with over 140 ships.

The Angelicoussis Group, with its Athens-based affiliates, Maran Tankers, Maran Gas, and Maran Dry, operates a fleet of many vessels, making the group one of the largest shipping groups owned by Greek interests.

In recent years three Maran Tankers managed oil tankers were certified by Green Award, as well as four LNG tankers operated by sister company Maran Gas Maritime.

Earlier this year the Antonis I. Angelicoussis was delivered to Maran Tankers Management, followed by sisterships Maria A. Angelicoussis, Maran Danae and Maran Dione in recent months.

All four LNG dual fuel ships, built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, are part of Maran Tanker’s fleet expansion programme, which also includes eight new build LNG dual fuel Suezmax tankers on order.