2017 awards

Odfjell was recognized with several awards in 2017.

Marine Money’s Norwegian Bond Award to Odfjell SE

Odfjell SE has been awarded the '2016 Deal of the Year for Norwegian Bond Award' from the Editorial Staff of 'Marine Money'.

The reasons for Odfjell winning over competitors such as Stolt-Nielsen, GasLog Ltd, Teekay LNG Partners and Ocean Yield ASA, are described as follows in Marine Money’s February/March edition: Odfjell “has had its challenges over the past few years but had turned itself around operationally and put in place successful cost-cutting programmes. And, most importantly, they succeeded in communicating these improvements to the market resulting in declining spreads in the secondary market. Investors were eager to get further Odfjell exposure”.



OTK receives Contribution Award from Ulsan City

Odfjell was recognized with several awards in 2017.

Sam Lee (right) together with the Ulsan City Mayor Ki-Hyun Kim (middle)


The 'Contribution Award' is awarded from the UCCI Association and is recognised by the Korean ministry. It was awarded to Odfjell Terminals Korea for the outstanding performance of the company and the contribution to the local economy.

“This is a great honor and recognition from the government as there were hundreds of other notable candidates for the award in the local industry. This is not just my personal honor but also for every member of the OTK family, and we should be proud of our achievement in this difficult economic time”

Sam M. Lee, CEO of OTK.



OSMPI and OPI Awarded Certificates of Compliance

Odfjell in the Philippines (OiP) has been awarded two 'Certificates of Compliance' (COC) by the Philippines' Department of Labour and Employment.

Julie Ann Ignacio, Manager Human Resources and Support at Odfjell in Manila, Director Leonides P. Castillon, Jr and Adm. Assistant III Jane Gawat from the Department of Labor and Employment


Odfjell in the Philippines (OiP) has been awarded two 'Certificates of Compliance' (COC) by the Philippines' Department of Labour and Employment.

The two certificates are awarded to both Odfjell Philippines, Inc. (OPI), the manning agency arm of OiP, and to Odfjell Ship Management Philippines, Inc. (OSMPI), the support group to OPI. The certificates include General Labour Standards and Occupational Safety and Health Standards, and are issued following an audit conducted by the department in November 2016.

The audit assessed OiP's compliance to labour and occupational safety and health standards by checking employment records, interviewing employees and inspecting work premises.



OTC awarded the Chemical Safety Excellence Award

Odfjell Terminals Charleston has been awarded the annual 'Chemical Safety Excellence Award'


Odfjell Terminals Charleston has been awarded the annual 'Chemical Safety Excellence Award', which celebrates CSX customers’ commitment to safe hazardous material rail car loading and maintenance.

Recipients of this award are recognised for understanding the best practices of chemical safety, and demonstrate a commitment to those practices and strong industry leadership among their peers.

The awards are presented to qualified customers who ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials or hazardous waste without experiencing a nonaccident release during the entire year. Shippers include companies from the chemicals, fertilizer, agriculture, waste and metals markets.



Arkema Inc Shares CSX Awards with OTH and OTC

Arkema Inc has been awarded the 'CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award', which recognises customers who ship hazardous materials without a release due to controllable factors. The CSX award recognises commitment to safe procedures, such as securing valves and closures properly and safe loading.

Arkema shared this award with Odfjell Terminals Houston and Odfjell Terminals Charleston due to our safe shipping of over 500 railcars of their products last year, including refrigerant gases, 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, 2-ethylhexanol and methyl acylate, out of Odfjell's U.S. terminals.



The 'Boeganker' awarded to former Managing Director at OTR

Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam has gone through a transformation since the safety shutdown in 2012.

Theo Olijve (left) receives the award from Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam


Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam has gone through a transformation since the safety shutdown in 2012. A significant part of the capacity of the terminal has been brought back into operation against the latest standard of technology, fully compliant with current and foreseen legislation, and in good cooperation with all relevant authorities.

Furthermore, many organisational changes were implemented with the aim to continuously improve the operations and safety performance of the terminal. As an appreciation for the work done during his time in charge, former Managing Director Theo Olijve has been awarded the 'Boeganker' by the Port of Rotterdam.

This award is a tribute to professionals who have made a vital contribution to the port of Rotterdam for years, and Theo Olijve – who served as Managing Director at OTR from 2013 to 2017 – received the award not only for his work in recovering trust in the terminal in Rotterdam, but also for the work to secure the safety culture of all independent tank storage companies in the Rotterdam port industrial complex.



Odfjell vessels receive five Amver Awards for 2016

The United States Coast Guard has awarded five Odfjell vessels for contributing to another record breaking year for Amver

Global Head of Ship Managment, then VP Fleet Management, Geirmund Drivenes accepted the awards on behalf of Odfjell at the U.S. Ambassador's residence during Nor-Shipping 2017


The United States Coast Guard has awarded five Odfjell vessels for contributing to another record breaking year for Amver, the U.S. Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue system.

Bow Fuling is awarded the Gold pennant for completing five consecutive years of eligibility, and Bow Atlantic, Bow Santos and Bow Sea the Purple pennant for completing ten consecutive years.

The most prestigious award goes to Bow Jubail, who receives the specially engraved plate for completing twenty years of consecutive Amver award eligibility.

The 'Amver Awards Programme' serves as an instrument of U.S. foreign policy, and pays tribute to the vessels that regularly participate in the reporting system for identifying other ships in the area, or a ship in distress. Over the years, Odfjell has received an impressive total of 96 awards for our continuous engagement in this voluntary humanitarian programme.

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