Evergreen Achieves Fleet Compliance To ISPS Code

Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Evergreen Marine Corporation, one of the world’s largest containership operators, has achieved certification to the new International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code for its entire 75-vessel fleet. Auditors from the ABS Pacific Division have played a key role in helping the Taiwan-based container shipping company meet this landmark well in advance of the July 2004 implementation date. The Panamanian-flagged 4,211 teu Ever Develop was the last vessel in the fleet to be certified, completing all requirements by late March.

“With other companies struggling to meet the fast approaching deadline, this early compliance to the ISPS code for such a large global fleet speaks to the deep commitment of Evergreen for systems certification in support of safety, security quality and the environment,” said ABS President and CEO Robert Somerville. “Our longstanding relationship with Evergreen, through which we have provided classification services, ISM audits and certification to the rigorous combined ABS Safety, Quality and Environmental Management System (SQE) requirements helped speed the adoption of these new security measures.”

Evergreen started on its ISPS fleet certification in October 2003. “The speed with which the entire fleet has been brought into compliance with these new security standards is testament to the commitment shown by the management and staff of this forward thinking operator,” Somerville added.

Capt. Shiuan-Yu Kuo, Evergreen Marine Corp. Chairman, said: “In the interest of security and safety worldwide, it was a company goal to reach compliance before the deadline. To be able to achieve this goal three months early, and with the cooperation of ABS, ensures that our people, our customers and the world shipping community are aware of Evergreen’s commitment to this process.”

More than 200 ABS auditors have been trained to assist shipowners meet the IMO security requirements and, when required, the additional security-related standards established by ABS for gaining the optional ABS class notation for security (ABS SEC).

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Salvage

Cargo Ship Collides with Fueling Vessel at Sea

A 24-meter fuelling vessel, Erin Wood, was towed to Peterhead Saturday after a collision with a Cyprus registered cargo vessel, Daroja, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.

Sunken Towboat Lifted from Neches River

A towboat that sank in Texas' Neches River August 21, and caused a temporary closure of the waterway, was lifted out of the water Wednesday Evening. T&T Marine,

Fishing Boat Catches Fire off Maine

U.S. Coast Guard crews from Station South Portland, Maine, and Air Station Cape Cod responded to a report of a fishing boat fire Wednesday, about six miles from Jeffreys Ledge,

Maritime Security

Greek Coastguard Rescues 2,500 over Three Days

Greece's coastguard has rescued about 2,500 migrants and refugees off the country's eastern islands over the past three days, authorities said on Monday, as the

BIMCO Outlines LIS Week Schedule

BIMCO’s breakfast brief, titled “The Future Of Maritime Security” is aimed at CEOs and Directors who will have an opportunity to hear more on the latest threats

Hurricane Ignacio Will not Affect Hawaiian Port Operations

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port continues to closely monitor the movement of Hurricane Ignacio and based on the storms current trajectory to the northwest

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3306 sec (3 req/sec)