MOL Ship Management Earns Energy/Enviromental Certifications
First company to receive ISO50001 certification from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai.
MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP), a core ship management company in the corporate group headed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), has announced acquisition of certifications from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai (NK; Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda), for Energy Management Systems (ISO50001*1) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001*2). NK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara presented the certificates to MOLSHIP President Furukawa in July 29 ceremony at NK headquarters.
MOLSHIP’S certifications, which cover ship management of dry bulkers, car carriers and other freighters, as well as shoreside office operations, are the first ISO50001 certifications ever awarded by NK.
MOLSHIP has strived to improve the energy efficiency of its vessels, which include MOL’s concept vessel ISHIN series typified by the world’s first new hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace. The company said it also makes every effort to prevent ocean pollution in ship management operations. The acquisition of ISO150001 certification recognizes the company’s ongoing work in these areas.
(*1) ISO50001 is the international standard related to energy management, stipulated in June 2011. It is based on ISO14001 requirements, and calls for operational reforms to improve energy performance.
(*2) ISO14001’s basic structure is the PDCA system. This international standard aims at reduction of environmental risks, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, and promoting ongoing improvement.