Matson Receives ABS Certification

Thursday, May 22, 2003
Matson Navigation Company has achieved certification of its combined Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Systems (SQE) to the exacting, internationally recognized standards established by ABS. According to ABS Manager of Safety & Environmental Systems Certification Patrick L. Fallwell, Matson is the first U.S. flag container vessel company to expand its management system to include full compliance with the ABS SQE standards resulting in this certification. “Formalized management systems are now a part of everyday life for most of the maritime industry due largely to the ISM Code in SOLAS,” explains Fallwell. “However, companies that are integrating management systems that embrace both the ISM Code with quality management principles like ISO standards are the ones truly benefiting with increased efficiency, customer satisfaction, safer operations, reduced accidents and reduced claims.” The ABS SQE certification is a three-pronged approach to a comprehensive quality system sought after by leaders in the maritime industry.

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