SOURCE: Capital Link, Inc.

Capital Link, Inc.

October 21, 2015 11:56 ET

23 Shipping & Offshore Companies Presenting at Capital Link's Operational Excellence - Sustainability Forum

Nikolas P. Tsakos to Receive Maritime CSR Award Tuesday, November 3, 2015, London UK

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2015) -  Senior Executives from 23 shipping & offshore companies, 3 classifications societies as well as charterers and financiers will discuss how the implementation of "Best Industry Practices" translates into tangible commercial, operational and financial competitive advantages. The event focuses on Operational Excellence in Shipping and is being held in cooperation with the UK Trade & Investment and with the support of numerous industry organizations. Attendance is complimentary.

In the context of the Forum, the "2015 Capital Link Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award" will be presented to Mr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, Chairman of INTERTANKO and President & CEO of TSAKOS ENERGY NAVIGATION LTD (NYSE: TEN) in recognition of his commitment and work in applying and promoting best industry practices both through his stewardship at the helm of TEN and his active involvement with INTERTAKO. The award will be presented by Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, CBE, DSc, Chairman of Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance and Professor at Cass Business School of City University London.

Showcasing Best Industry Practices - Operational Excellence in Shipping as a Competitive Advantage. The Forum will explore Best Industry Practices across several areas such as fleet management, technological innovation, crewing, energy efficiency and the environment, safety & security. It will also discuss the demand for Best Industry Practices by charterers and the response and initiatives by shipping and offshore companies, as well as Green Ship Recycling practices. 

The Forum brings together leading shipping & offshore companies, major charterers, financiers, insurers, classification societies, and other leading industry participants. It provides an interactive educational and networking platform linking the industry, government and non-governmental organizations, industry associations, the financial and investment community, and the public at large.

The 23 shipping & offshore companies include several major privately held companies including the Onassis and Latsis Shipping Groups, Eletson Group, Stena and many more, as well as the ship management operations or management affiliates of publicly listed companies including Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP), Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), DP World (DU: DPW), d'Amico International Shipping (MI: DIS), Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), Gener8 Maritime (NYSE: GNRT), Navig8 Product Tankers, Inc. (NO: EIGHT), Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP), Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK), Tidewater and ADM. 

Or, contact Nicolas Bornozis:; Telephone +1 (212) 661-7566

Capital Link is a New York-based advisory, investor relations, and financial communications firm. Capitalizing on our in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry and capital markets, Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to the industry, becoming the largest provider of investor relations and financial communications services to international shipping companies listed on the U.S. and European Exchanges. Capital Link's headquarters are in New York with a presence in London and Athens. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange. In addition to the three recognitions from the Intercontinental Finance Magazine, Capital Link received in 2011 a Lloyds List Greek Shipping Award for its contribution to the shipping industry.

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