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RasGas LNG carriers receive Green Award certification

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RasGas Co. Ltd has announced that its fleet of 27 long-term chartered LNG carriers has received the Green Award (GA) certification for its commitment to safety, quality and high environmental performance.

The Green Award Foundation reviews and certifies both ships and ship managers who demonstrate achievements beyond the industry regulations with regards to maintenance, operational and safety management, environmental measures, exhausted emissions, anti-fouling and other various requirements related to safety, quality, environment and technical aspects of vessel management.

Hamad Mubarak Al-Muhannadi RasGas Chief Executive Officer, said, “As a global energy supplier, the Green Award certification represents RasGas’ efforts and commitment towards improving the efficiency and reliability of its shipping operations. At RasGas, we continue to maintain our strong reputation for safe and reliable delivery of LNG at all times. We are proud to contribute to foster a culture of responsible LNG transportation, and intend to remain a frontrunner in safe and environmentally friendly approach to LNG shipping practices.”

Jan Fransen, Executive Director of Green Award Foundation, added: “Green Award has been established to promote and support socially responsible shipping companies that care for the people and the planet. The support that we receive from the shipping industry is invaluable and helps us make a difference. RasGas is one of the key players in the LNG market and its commitment leads to large scale impact on safety and environmental protection.

“We greatly value their dedication and support, which helps in making shipping sustainable and reducing its negative impact. About 20% of the world LNG fleet is currently Green Award certified. This is an extremely important development as we expect that demand for LNG fuel will keep rising.”

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