On the 12th of July of 2023, our LR1 Tanker, Flagship Violet, participated in the first-ever pilot Ship to Ship (STS) – Double Banking Operations for cargo transfer at the Port of Itaqui in Brazil.
Kindly find below the video cast from Brazil TV with the STS operation and interviews from the Local Governor of Maranhão and Petrobras Executives.
Video cast from Brazil TV
Special thanks and congratulations to our Captain Igor Biryukov for the excellent hospitality of all the people who got on board and for keeping all the health and safety protocols in place per our IMS.
Prime’s ship management arms, Prime Tanker Management Inc., and Prime Gas Management Inc. (together Prime Marine) successfully completed the annual ISO 27001 audit and the transition from 2013 to 2022 release with DNV yesterday.
With the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 our upgraded Information Security Management System (ISMS) aims to preserve the confidentiality, the integrity and the availability of all PRIME’s data, processed data, ICT and OT systems connected with them ashore, on-board and in cloud.
Attaining compliance with one of the most stringent, globally recognized standards would provide proof of PRIME’s commitment to the highest levels of information security and risk management.
Already certified with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 in July of 2022, the company smoothly transitioned to the latest version of 2022 implementing all the additional requirements and controls at the company’s organizational and business processes.
For more information, see our sustainability webpage: https://www.prime-marine.net/about-us/sustainability.
Prime’s ship management arms, Prime Tanker Management Inc., and Prime Gas Management Inc. (together Prime Marine) became the world’s first ship management company to offset the emissions of its head office since 2019 and remain carbon neutral for the fourth (4th) year in a row.
Already the world’s first ship manager with an EN ISO14064-1-certified Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring System for its head office since 2016, a member of the Green Angels since 2016, and the Getting-to-Zero Coalition since 2020, Prime Marine aims to continuously improve and reduce, as much as reasonably possible, its impact on climate change and align its management systems with the Paris Agreement trajectory and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and now further reduces its impact by offsetting all its head office’s greenhouse gas emissions annually as determined by GREENiT Environmental and certified by Eurocert.
Prime Marine Management is also looking into extending its monitoring practice to all company-related Green Gases emissions while investing in new technologies and solutions continuously being developed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its managed fleet.
For more information, see the relevant Certificates on ISO 14064-1 and GHG Protocol Prime Tanker Management and ISO 14064-1 and GHG Protocol Prime Gas Management, and our sustainability webpage: https://www.prime-marine.net/about-us/sustainability.
Prime Marine joins forces with Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co., LTD and TGE Marine Gas engineering for optimizing the design of small and medium scale CO2 carriers with a capacity varying from 7,000 to 22,000 cubic meters, focusing on a number of CCS projects that Prime Marine is involved in together with other industry partners.
“We are excited to work with the experts on liquefied Gas carrier and gas handling systems on such a niche market and transportation model as the CO2 transportation for CCS purposes. We aspire to be one of the leading companies in transporting liquefied carbon dioxide for sequestration or utilization purposes and we are happy to bring such valued partners in our long journey ahead” Stathis Topouzoglou, CEO of Prime Marine said.
The project will focus on the cargo tank and cargo handling system technical details and optimize their design characteristics for three different ship sizes, based on the operational profiles that Prime Marine has defined for the projects working on.
“We are proud and excited to work on this project with an experienced shipyard such as CIMC SOE. The logistical concept worked out by Prime Marine impressed us and facilitated the decision to participate in this study”, Florian Krauss, Proposal Manager from TGE said.
The partners will also investigate a number of available solutions for reducing the ships’ emissions, such as energy efficiency systems, shore power connection, alternative fuels and even onboard carbon capture systems and will work on enhancing their effective integration within the typical ships’ systems.
“We have been closely following up the development of the Onboard Carbon Capture Systems over the last couple of years and we find meaningful their first full scale applications to start on CO2 carriers, since they will be operating within the CCS supply chain”, Stavros Niotis Prime Marine’s Chief Sustainability Officer said, “There is nothing more inspiring than working towards a Zero Emissions ship design for a vessel that will be serving other industries to meet their Net Zero emissions targets”, he added.
Prime gladly announces its support as a Gold Sponsor at the Riviera Maritime Media CO2 Shipping & Terminals Conference in London on the 27th of June.
Our Chief Sustainability Officer, Mr. Stavros Niotis, will also speak at the one-day event bringing together the entire value chain spanning emitters, transportation, and storage to address the plans for viable carbon capture supply chains.
More information on the event is on: https://www.rivieramm.com/events/events/co2-shipping-and-terminals-conference-2023
Prime gladly announces the participation of an elite working group of global maritime leaders to study onboard carbon capture technologies.
The five distinct focus areas of the multi-month study are technologies, regulations, operational parameters, financial impacts, and infrastructure.
This action is part of a broader effort to support the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) supply chain.
Prime maintains a strong interest in onboard carbon capture and continues collaborating closely with individuals and companies at the forefront of developing these technologies. The company provides data and support, enabling a thorough assessment of compatibility with the fleet systems and conditions. The ongoing participation and discussions with various technology developers reflect the company’s commitment to finding effective and practical solutions for capturing and reducing emissions onboard the fleet.
Our Company received the Silver Eco-Efficiency Award of the first ESG Shipping Awards globally (The Initiative – esgshippingawards.com) at Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall on the 30th of May.
According to the organizers, this award demonstrates best practices concerning Air emissions, Circular Economy, Pollution Prevention, Waste, and Water management, Certification, and Assurance Processes, and our Company was recognized for all the initiatives taken and all the actions made towards all these aspects over the last decade.
We wish to congratulate and say a big ‘Thank you’ to All and Each one of our people on board and ashore for all the efforts and support for achieving our goals and initiatives, which are also being well received by the industry and our stakeholders.
The ESG Shipping awards consist of 11 award categories and presented three (3) awards in each category (Bronze, Silver, and Gold), with more than 200 companies nominated.
The first photograph depicts our Chief Sustainability Officer, Mr. Stavros Niotis (middle), HR & ICT Manager, Mr. Tilemahos Poulis (left), and Environmental & Energy Performance Manager, Mr. George Stroumpoulis (right), with the award.
Prime declares that on Thursday, 13 October 2022 became the first shipping company globally that receives a vessel-specific Confirmation of Compliance – SEEMP Part III and the Review letter by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) on behalf of the Marshall Islands Administration.
Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan Part III was prepared in-house for vessel M/T Golden Shiner. The ship’s SEEMP has been developed and complies with IMO Resolution MEPC.346 (78) “2022 GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SHIP ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN (SEEMP)”, containing Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) calculation methodology, required CII over the next three (3) years, an implementation plan for achieving the required CII and procedures for self-evaluation and improvement.
Confirmation of Compliance (CoC) – SEEMP Part III (GOLDEN SHINER)
Prime’s ship management arms, namely Prime Tanker Management Inc. and Prime Gas Management Inc. (together “Prime Marine”), became the world’s first ship management company to offset the emissions of its head office the previous years.
Prime Marine, which has been providing technical and commercial management services since 1998 and currently to 32 oil and chemical tankers and 4 gas carriers, including the world’s largest fleet of Panamax tankers, has now moved forward with the carbon neutrality of its head office since 2019.
Already the world’s first ship manager with an EN ISO14064-1-certified greenhouse gas emissions monitoring system for its head office since 2016, a member of the Green Angels since 2016, and the Getting-to-Zero Coalition since 2020, Prime Marine aims to continuously improve and reduce, as much as reasonably possible, its impact on climate change and align its management systems with the Paris Agreement trajectory and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and now further reduces its impact by offsetting all its head office’s greenhouse gases emissions annually as determined by GREENiT Environmental and certified by Eurocert.
Going forward, Prime Marine Management is also looking into extending its monitoring practice to all company-related green gases emissions, while investing also in new technologies and solutions that are continuously being developed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its managed fleet.
For more information, see our sustainability webpage: https://www.prime-marine.net/about-us/sustainability
The humanitarian actions of PRIME Marine, during the unprecedented global crisis that the Russian – Ukraine war brought, were rewarded with the SAFETY4SEA Crew Welfare Tanker Operator Award.
The announcement was made on the 21st of June, during the first day of the Crew Welfare Week Virtual Forum, organized by SAFETY4SEA.
Mr. Dimitrios Kampadellis, Crew Manager of PRIME Marine, represented the company and thoroughly presented its actions on such hard times.
Always considering our colleagues on board as the company’s most valuable asset, we supported every crew member and their loved ones since day one. The actions of PRIME Marine are presented in detail below: