GL: Five Stars for Ernst Russ

press release
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
(from left to right): Dirk Lange, Germanischer Lloyd, Stefan Bülow, Reederei Ernst Russ, Jan Stahmer, Reederei Ernst Russ, and Matthias Ritters, Germanischer Lloyd, at the presentation of the "GL Excellence - 5 Stars" Certificate.

The shipping company Ernst Russ strives continuously for the highest quality, safety and environmental standards in shipping; in recognition of this it has now been awarded the "GL Excellence - 5 Stars" certificate by classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL).


Ernst Russ Managing Director Mr Stefan Bülow and Mr Jan Stahmer, Health, Safety, Environment und Quality Manager, were presented with the firm's certificate by GL this week, making the Hamburg shipping company only the ninth ship-owner in the world to receive this prestigious award. "Commitment to the highest safety and quality standards is a prerequisite for successful collaboration with our international partners and clients. This is why we are particularly delighted that this award underlines our approach," said Mr Bülow, CEO of Ernst Russ, as he received the certificate.


International standards and management systems continuously optimise and oversee the safety, environmental compatibility, and operating processes of ships. Companies can document their efforts to comply with these standards, both mandatory and voluntary, through "GL Excellence" certification by Germanischer Lloyd. This provides independent proof of their commitment to the sustained improvement of their quality, environmental behaviour, reliability, safety and social responsibilities.


Ernst Russ' fleet meets the requirements of the ISM Code (International Safety Management), of the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security), of the ISO 9001 (Quality) standard and also of the ISO 14001 (Environment) standard. Practical ISPS Code exercises for averting danger (such as piracy) are regularly carried out by the firm with the GL Academy. As a subscriber to GL's Emergency Response Service, the shipping company has extensive technical support on hand for any emergency. Comprehensive in-house basic and advanced training measures in the areas of environmental protection and energy efficiency, as well as the use of intelligent software solutions (GL Crew Manager) in combination with extended training measures in the operational area, set above-average benchmarks and are evidence of a future-oriented and reliable shipping firm.


By fulfilling the obligatory requirements (including at least five management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, health and safety management system, Maritime Social Responsibility Standard, ISM and ISPS), the shipping company is entitled to "GL Excellence - 5 Stars" certification. Ernst Russ has received this award for its entire GL classified fleet. Compliance with "GL Excellence - 5 Stars" certification is checked every three years alongside the ISM and ISO audits.

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

People & Company News

Chiarello: TOTE Continues Support to El Faro Families

Anthony Chiarello, President & CEO of TOTE, owner of the cargo ship presumed to have sunk with 33 mariners aboard last week amid Hurricane Joaquin, issued a statement

Seadrill Hopes to See Market Turn in 2017

Offshore rig driller Seadrill is facing another two years in the doldrums but hopes the international rig market could turn around in 2017.   Rig rates have more

Singapore Delegation Visits ACE Winches

ACE Winches hosted a delegation from SPRING Singapore to its Towie Barclay Works facility for a visit to share an overview of its products and services, including


Oil Spill Statfjord North Sea Field - Statoil

Loading of tankers suspended, unclear when it will resume. Oil spilled into the North Sea during the loading of a tanker at Norway's Statfjord field on Thursday, operator Statoil said.

MOL Undertakes CMAXS e-GICSX Test on MAYARO

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has started a demonstration test of a next-generation condition-based engine monitoring system called “CMAXS

Boskalis’ Fleet May Switch to Marine Biofuels

Boskalis today announced their collaboration with GoodFuels and Wärtsilä in a two-year pilot program to accelerate the development of truly sustainable, scalable and affordable marine bio-fuels.

Maritime Safety

White House Backs El Faro Investigation

President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered condolences to the families of the 33 sailors presumed to have lost their lives aboard cargo ship El Faro which is believed

U.S. Will Dispatch Warships to South China Sea

The United States is expected to sail warships close to China's artificial islands in the South China Sea within the next two weeks to signal it does not recognize

Indonesia, Australia on Joint Sea Patrol to Combat Illegal Fishing

Indonesian and Australian authorities have signed an agreement to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and to promote sustainable fisheries governance across the region.

Classification Societies

ClassNK Begins Testing CBM System

ClassNK has commenced verification tests of its next-generation condition-based monitoring (CBM) system ClassNK CMAXS e-GICSX for Mitsui’s MAN B&W engines. The

Two RAscal 1500 Tugs Delivered

Sanmar Shipyard of Turkey has recently completed two RAscal 1500 tugs for Jordanian owners. The tugs are now delivering marine services to the FSRU berthing

New Class Rules Favor Seawater Lubricated Props

Classification societies are changing their monitoring rules for seawater-lubricated propeller shafts in line with the rules governing the inspection and withdrawal

Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.1806 sec (6 req/sec)