Classification society DNV has awarded container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd the DNV Excellence 5 Star Award for its use of international management systems to enhance its quality, safety and environmental standards. Hapag-Lloyd was the first container shipping line to be certified with the Award in 2007 and has maintained compliance ever since.
Through the implementation of international management system standards, shipping companies not only adhere to international legal requirements, but when innovatively and conscientiously utilised, can be used to continuously optimise and enhance the safety, environmental compatibility and operational performance of their ships. The DNV Excellence 5 Star Award recognises shipping companies for using these systems to meet strategic goals and supporting the digital and energy transformation of the maritime industry, explained a release.
The DNV Excellence 5 Star Award recognises Hapag Lloyd’s utilisation of their integrated Quality and Environmental Management System (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) to:
* Demonstrate commitment to optimising processes,
* Reduce environmental risks associated with ship operation, thereby improving the availability and reliability of their vessels, and
* Show that they are using advanced management system standards and requirements to enhance the safety and security of their fleet.
In partnership with DNV, shipping companies can now document their commitment to comply with a wide range of international management system standards through the new “DNV Excellence 5 Star Award”, which provides an independent, third-party, proof of their commitment to a continuous improvement in quality, sustainability, occupational health & safety, and social responsibility, the release added.
Source: Exim News Service: Hamburg, Dec. 4