- The Group employs over 21,000 seafarers worldwide, 80% of whom are from India, and plans to increase that particular number by 5,000 by 2025.
- Synergy’s Chief Operating Officer (Tankers), said he was very proud that the Group’s expertise had been honored by the GREEN4SEA tanker sector judges.
- Technology and innovation as critical elements in achieving our goals, with digital and smart ship solutions plays a huge part in streamlining operations.
Synergy Group which operates a fleet of more than 560 vessels, has been recognised for its leadership role in global tanker management. The Group was founded in 2006 by Kerala native and CEO Captain Rajesh Unni, and took the distinguished GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award, which rewards operational excellence and industry leadership in the tanker sector.
The Group employs over 21,000 seafarers worldwide, 80% of whom are from India, and plans to increase that particular number by 5,000 by 2025 and to have at least 1,000 female seafarers by 2030.
It operates from 22 offices in 13 countries, enabling it to give great depth and breadth of service to tanker companies and other ship owners.
Tanker operator award
Tommy Thomassen, Synergy’s Chief Operating Officer (Tankers), said he was very proud that the Group’s expertise had been honoured by the GREEN4SEA tanker sector judges, saying that the accolade “is a tribute to our seafarers and shore-based teams who are constantly pioneering in search of more sustainable shipping and a safety-first environment on all our ships.” He continued:
Digital smart ship solutions
“We see technology and innovation as critical elements in achieving our goals, with digital and smart ship solutions playing a huge part in streamlining operations and driving efficiencies.
We work together with our owners and operator clients to help them along the path towards decarbonization and sustainability.”
“For all of us at Synergy, it is straightforward: climate action is in the here and now and we must act. It is now or, maybe, never.”
Accepting the award, Captain Vikrant Tomar, a Noida resident, who currently commands the 114,379 DWT ( Deadweight tonnage) United Kingdom-flagged crude oil tanker “KMARIN REGARD“, said it was a “tremendous achievement” for Synergy.
“We are working tirelessly towards worldwide and complete decarbonization, so that our industry can play the fullest possible part in helping our planet.”
“In addressing the climate crisis, Synergy is once again leading the way by retraining its seafarers so the alternative fuels that are key to decarbonization are handled safely and according to the highest global standards.”
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Mr. Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, which is a leading online portal for global maritime news and initiatives for maritime safety and sustainable shipping, said he was excited to announce Synergy Group as the recipient of this year’s GREEN4SEA Tanker Operator Award, and added, “Our awards allow shipping to recognise significant efforts and leaders who inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”
“We should all be proud of the pivotal role our industry plays in international trade, and the actions of leaders such as Synergy Group as role models are not only necessary but essential.”
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