Blue Planet Shipping wins GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award
Blue Planet Shipping received the GREEN4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award, sponsored by V. Ships, for its commitment to environmental protection and for putting sustainability policies into action. The Company manages the MV Afros, the world’s first bulk carrier equipped with a Flettner rotor system for wind-assisted propulsion based on the Magnus Effect.
MV Afros wins ‘’Ship of the Year’’ Award in Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards
Blue Planet Shipping received the ‘’Ship of the Year’’ Award for the vessel MV Afros at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards of 2018. The MV Afros is the first bulk carrier worldwide equipped with a Flettner rotor system for wind-assisted propulsion, designed and installed by Anemoi Marine Technologies. The vessel also has a ship energy efficiency system comprised of variable frequency drives for primary pumps and fans, reducing significantly the on board powering needs. Moreover, the MV Afros has duplicated ballast water treatment system approved by the United States Coast Guard.