4 June 2013

MS Stavangerfjord has been honored by IMO with the international and prestigious Energy Efficiency Award (previously Clean Ship Award).

The Energy Efficiency Award (previously Clean Ship Award) went to Fjord Lines’ Stavangerfjord - designed and constructed by Bergen Group Fosen. The winner of the award was published at the opening day of Nor-Shipping in Oslo on June 4th 2013.


IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

Stavangerfjord is the first international service passenger ferry to run on pure LNG engines. The award pays tribute to the ship that makes the greatest contribution towards energy efficiency in relation to its function or operation. Stavangerfjord will, from mid July,  operate as a night ferry on the Bergen-Stavanger-Hirtshals route in Norway and as a day ferry on the Hirtshals-Langesund route.


For many years, Nor-Shipping has served as a strong platform for the promotion of environmentally responsible performance within the industry. Honoring this tradition in 2013 is the Energy Efficiency Award, which pays tribute to the ship that has contributed the greatest towards energy efficiency in relation to its function and operation.

This award continues the spirit of the 2011 Clean Ship Award. The Energy Efficiency Award, however, addresses more than emissions, focusing on the root of the problem rather than its consequence. Two mandatory tools come into effect in 2013: the energy efficiency design index (applying only to newbuildings) and the ship energy efficiency management plan, making this scope very topical for Nor-Shipping 2013.