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.