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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Dryad Maritime Earns ISO Certification

UK maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime has achieved ISO certification to ISO 9001:2008, covering the provision of vessel management intelligence and maritime security advice. ISO 9001:2008 is accepted as the worldwide standard for a quality management system. It is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the commitment by top management, a systematic, process approach to the way it does business and the seeking of continual improvement across its operations. The company’s quality management system was assessed by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). Graeme Gibbon-Brooks, Dryad Maritime’s Chief Executive Officer…

Cross Keys Implements Quality Control for Russian Bunker Supply Chain

Cross Keys Group, a business consulting firm dedicated to providing services and solutions across the maritime and energy sectors announced the implementation of Quality Management System for the Bunker Supply Chain in Nayada and Nakhodka Port Bunker, Russia. The implementation of quality standard is a vision of RN-Bunker, a marine fuel arm of Russian state owned oil giant Rosneft, to further strengthen their commitment towards offering consistent quality products and services to ship owners and operators in the region. Cross Keys Group acted as an advisory partner to introduce Quality Management System for the Bunker Supply Chain in 2012 that was broadly based on the best practices as set in Singapore’s SS 524 to ensure that Rosneft’s Quality Management System is accurately drafted…

WPT Power Corp. Certified to ISO Standard

WPT Power Corporation announced that it has become certified to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems standards and guidelines. WPT has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). ISO 9001 is accepted worldwide as the inclusive standard that defines quality. To become certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant, WPT Power Corporation underwent an evaluation process that included quality management system development, a management documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment and clearance of non-conformances, all of which work to identify corrective actions that eliminate non-conformance to the quality management standard. The process culminated in a comprehensive registration audit by DNV.

Cortland Cable Company Attains ISO 9001

Cortland Cable Company announces their certification to the ISO 9001:1994 Quality Systems Standard – Model for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation, and Servicing. The Quality Management System at Cortland Cable Company was independently assessed and certified to the ISO 9001 standard by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Certification Inc., which is an internationally recognized and certified Registrar Accredited Board (RAB) third party registrar of Quality Management Systems. John Stidd, President of Cortland Cable Company and Chief Executive Officer of The Cortland Companies, states “Our ISO 9001 certification…

Damen's Oranjewerf Yard ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Photo: Damen)

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (DSO) has become the latest Damen ship repair yard to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification, demonstrating that the yard fulfils the requirements of the defined management system standards to consistently provide a high quality service that meets all customer, statutory and regulatory requirements through a process of continuous improvement. This specifically refers to the repair, maintenance, inspection and drydocking of inland vessels, seagoing vessels and other steel constructions.

Drydocks World Receives API Spec Q1 Certification

(l-r) Mark Morris, Director - Global HSEQ; Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman; Mohammad  Alawadhi, Global Quality Manager; Dr. Markus Voege VP Operations & Production DDW

Drydocks World, a maritime service provider to the international, maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors, announced formal recognition through American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification Q1 certification for the shipyard’s Quality Management System which is suited to the requirements of the offshore oil and gas sectors. This certification complements the company’s strategy to penetrate the offshore oil and gas sector with high quality, customized and added value services. The company’s Quality Management System is also certified in accordance with ISO9001: 2008 requirements.

Drydocks World Attains API Certification

Dry Docks World certification: Photo credit DD World

Drydocks World, active in the Middle East international, maritime, oil & gas and energy sectors, announce it has been formally recognized through the American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification Q1 certification for the shipyard’s Quality Management System. The stringent API certification process requires that the company has a Quality Management system, quality manual and proper and adequate performance documentation processes and procedures. This includes performing and documenting an internal audit and management review in accordance with the standard.

Drydocks World Receives Tatweej Award

Drydocks World, a provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, received Tatweej Academy’s Award for Excellence at the 7th Tatweej Arab Business Leaders and Leading Organizations, for being one of the pioneering institutions in the Arab World on quality of performance and achievements, leadership. The Awards were organized under the patronage of HE Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, UAE, presented at a Gala Awards Ceremony on February 18, 2014 at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE in the presence of policy and decision-makers such as Ministers, Governors, Chairmen, Presidents, C-level Officers, Managing Directors, bankers, investors, high-ranked prominent officials and business leaders.

BISSO Marine Attains ISO 9001:2008 Cert

BISSO Marine has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Quality Management System. BISSO Marine received the ISO 9001:2008 certification after being assessed by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. The certification is the first piece of an expanding certification program for the company. The BISSO Marine scope of certification includes dive services, heavy lift services and additional support activities for the river, inshore, offshore and international operations relating to construction, salvage, diving, heavy lift, survey and transportation. ISO 9001:2008 certification requires a company to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements…

RINA, China Class Team on Yard Quality

Italian classification society and certification group RINA and the China Classification Society (CCS) have joined forces to deliver quality management system expertise to small and medium-size Chinese shipyards which intend to build ships for international trade. The two class societies have set up a joint venture company, Yizhong Marine Technical Services, based in Shanghai. It will assist between five and ten yards in its first year. The yards, suitable for building ships up to 50,000 dwt, are those which currently build only to internal Chinese standards but which wish to enter the international shipbuilding market. Yizhong will train the management and help them build and run a complete quality management system capable of building ships to international classed standards.

VSTEP Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

VSTEP, global supplier of simulator solutions for commercial, government and military customers in the maritime and public safety and security sectors, has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification by DNV GL Business Assurance. Prior to achieving ISO certification, VSTEP completed a detailed audit of its Quality Management system by DNV GL. The ISO 9001:2008 was achieved by VSTEP with regards to the quality system for development, installation, training and sales of its simulators. The ISO 9001:2008 standard specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements…

AWT Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), a StormGeo Company, announced it has earned approval of certification to international Quality Management System Standard ISO 9001:2008 by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). AWT’s documented quality management system is now certified by LRQA for the scope: Provision of Ship Route Advisory Services, Maritime Weather Forecasts, Ship Performance Analysis and Design, Development and Sales of Related Software. “Our decision to seek ISO 9001 certification was based on the aim of improving all client facing aspects of the business,” said Haydn Jones, AWT CEO. “This includes product development to sales; operational product and service delivery, to invoicing and customer support. I believe that this focus will benefit both us and our clients.

Marinette Marine Certified ISO 9001:2008

Marinette Marine Corporation, announced certification of their Quality Management System to the ISO 9001:2008 International Standard by Det Norske Veritas Certification, Inc. Marinette Marine is one of few companies to meet the new ISO 9001:2008 certification requirements which updates and replaces the 2000 version previously certified to in April 2006. In accepting the certificate, Bruce Halverson, Quality Assurance Manager for Marinette Marine noted, “The achievement of ISO 9001:2008 reflects our continuous effort to achieve superior product quality notably due to our highly skilled workforce and teamwork.”

Singapore to Provide Financial Assistance to Bunker Suppliers

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a Port Marine Circular

Globe Wireless Achieves ISO Certification

Globe Wireless has successfully passed a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of its Quality Management System and processes and is now a fully certified ISO 9001-2008 organization meeting internationally defined and accepted standards of quality.

Ardent Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Ardent CEO, Peter Pietka displays the ISO 9001:2015 certificate from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. (Photo: Ardent)

Ardent, formed just over a year ago as a merger of A.P. Moller-Maersk’s Svitzer Salvage and Crowley’s Titan Salvage, has been issued the ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management System for Preparedness, Emergency Response, Wreck Removal, Decommissioning, and Diving Services by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. The ISO 9001: 2015 sets criteria for a quality management system, and evaluates organizations with their management approaches and customer focus. “I am very satisfied, and proud that we accomplished this in such a short time.

Celebrity Cruises Receives Lloyd's Register Certification For Quality Systems

Celebrity Cruises became the first cruise line to receive the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9002 certificate from Lloyd's Register for the cruise line's excellence in establishing a management system that ensures a high-quality cruise experience for guests. The ISO is an international organization that promotes the development of standardization to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services. The certification was achieved through extensive and ongoing internal and external auditing of Celebrity's quality management system and its implementation of that system. Celebrity's certification efforts began in July 1999.

ISO Endorsement for XPD8’s Quality Systems

Aberdeen-based XPD8 Solutions has achieved the internationally recognized ISO 9001 accreditation for quality management. XPD8, which specializes in the management of maintenance systems for oil and gas producing assets, undertook the assessment as a way of supporting future business growth and ensuring high standards throughout the business. ISO 9001 was assessed independently by Lloyds Register to criteria set globally by the International Organization for Standardization. This system of evaluation is being increasingly used across the oil and gas industry. XPD8 recently announced plans to increase its workforce with the creation of 18 new positions following the award of contracts worth more than £2million.

ABS Certifies To ISO 14001 Standard

ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. has certified the first offshore platform fabrication company's environmental quality management system to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard. The Morgan City, La., facilities of worldwide marine construction company J.Ray McDermott, Inc., was successfully audited by ABS QE to receive this certification. According to ABS QE Auditor Patricia Fitzgerald, the Morgan City facility implemented an integrated Quality, Health and Environmental management system for the entire scope of fabrication and repairing of offshore structures. Since residential neighborhoods and other businesses as well as bayous border the yard, environmental concerns were factored into the overall program. The Environmental Management Systems (EMS) procedures developed by J.

Makai Receives ISO Certification

Photo: Makai Ocean Engineering

Makai Ocean Engineering received ISO 9001:2008 certification which is the internationally recognized quality management standard that helps monitor and optimize an organization’s overall performance. The certification standards published by the International Organization for Standardization provide a rigorous system for measuring and evaluating quality management systems (QMS) by an accredited, independent agency with periodic audits to ensure ongoing compliance to the QMS standards. ISO 9001 certified organizations are distinguished by the quality of their products, services and processes.

Panama Canal Receives ISO 9001 Certifications

The Panama Canal Authority stated that its Industrial Shipyard Division and its Electrical & Aqueduct Division received ISO 9001:2000 certifications based on audits of their Quality Management Systems. Source: HK Law Source: HK Law

Globe Express Services Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Globe Express Services announced that its UAE office has been awarded the Certificate of Approval by the Bureau of Assessment Services, recognizing the company’s compliance with the international standards of ISO 9001:2008.   This Quality Management System is applicable to the company’s range of services that include logistics, cargo transport by heavy trucks, customs brokerage, cargo loading and unloading, cargo packaging, air cargo services, general warehousing and sea cargo services. Following the latest certification, the offices of Globe Express Services China (Hong Kong), the United States of America, Italy and the United Arab Emirates are now ISO 9001:2008 certified.

NYK Obtains ISO Certification

NYK Engineering Co., Ltd., has become the first new shipbuilding consultancy in Japan to obtain ISO 9001:2000 certification. By obtaining the certificate, NYK Engineering has verified the establishment of a quality management system in their new shipbuilding consultancy service, which includes design of new shipbuilding, approval drawings, and site supervision. Source TMCnet

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