Smit wins KVNR Shipping award 2009

by Hans | October 29th, 2009

We have the pleasure to inform you that SMIT has been aw arded ’The Royal Association of Netherlands Ship Owner’s (KVNR)’ prestigious Shipping Award 2009 for our work in developing the E-3 Tug (Environmental friendly, Efficient in operation, and Economically viable).

The criteria applied by the jury included innovation in the areas of environment, social, organization, as well as vessel design. Jury members found that SMITs initiative in these areas set us apart as a ’leader’ among other harbour and coastal tugboat service providers.  SMIT received the award at the Maritime Awards Gala 2009 at De Doelen in Rotterdam on 28 October. The following awards were presented during the gala:  * KNVTS Ship of the year Award * HME Maritime Innovation Award * VNSI Timmersprijs * HISWA Excellence Award * KVNR Shipping Award. The combination of five awards shows the innovative achievements of the Dutch maritime industries in a broad spectrum. Congratulations to Peter Kortekaas and his team!!

Source: Smit
Photo: Hans van der Ster

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