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Greece: MINOAN LINES Follows Environmentally Conscious Practices

Posted by | 16.01.2013 | Maritime News

Greece: MINOAN LINES Follows Environmentally Conscious Practices
MINOAN LINES continuously follows environmentally conscious practices placing the utmost importance on the respectful treatment of the environment combined with the implementation of energy efficiency measures. MINOAN LINES incorporates innovative action plans aimed to achieve optimal energy efficiency and economic ship operation, being in compliance with the mandatory regulations of MARPOL and the SHIP ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN, which has been issued as of January 2013.
During the re…cent annual repair of the vessels H/S/F KNOSSOS PALACE & H/S/F FESTOS PALACE at NEORION Syros Shipyards, improved propeller blades were placed and silicon based eco-friendly hull coatings were applied to improve energy efficiency operations and ensure environmental protection. Such efficiency measures were adopted aiming to significantly reduce fuel consumption and consequently, CO2 emissions, providing a competitive advantage to MINOAN LINES and its vessels.
Through the development of eco-friendly vessels and the optimization of ship operations, MINOAN LINES having as a guiding principle the respectful treatment of the environment in which it operates, continues to take certain initiatives by following a combined strategy of operational excellence and by complying with the formulation and adoption of specific practices with the sole of improving eco-friendly efficiency on its operations in land and at sea (ISO 14001:2004).

MINOAN LINES, January 16, 2013; Image: Shipspotting
 

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