Rickmers Shipmanagement Get DNV GL '5-Star' Recognition

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 10, 2014

Certificate presentation: Photo DNV GL

Certificate presentation: Photo DNV GL

DNV GL inform that Torsten Schramm, COO Division Germany, Middle East & Asia at DNV GL presented the certificate to Björn Sprotte, Global Head of Maritime Services, Rickmers Shipmanagement, at the at the DNV GL booth during the current SMM 2014.

“By meeting the 5 Star Excellence requirements Rickmers Ship Management demonstrates its strong commitment to maximising the sustainability, energy efficiency and safety of its ships. Sustained investment in state of the art technology and advanced management systems make the company one of the most reliable players in the industry today and give it a competitive edge. We look forward to continuing on our work with Rickmers Shipmanagement in the future”, said Torsten Schramm.

Rickmers Shipmanagement fulfils 11 requirements in the following categories: Management Systems, Safety & Security, Environment & Efficiency, Operation & Comfort. These include good port state control statistics and the use of DNV GL’s Emergency Response Service for their fleet.

Optional requirements of the certification standard include the use of DNV GL’s ship management software, developing an inventory of hazardous materials for ship recycling and undertaking a practical security exercise for the crew, guided by professional security experts from DNV GL Maritime Academy.

The "5 stars" represent compliance with the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISM/ ISPS, and MLC, 2006 management systems.

The “DNV GL Excellence” certification provides proof of reliability in ship operation and documents above average safety and quality standards to customers and stake holders. Continued compliance with the highest quality standards is verified every three years in combination with periodical ISM and ISO company audits.

Pictured: Photo caption: Torsten Schramm, COO Division Germany, Middle East & Asia at DNV GL (far left) and Tor E. Svensen, CEO DNV GL Maritime (far right) present the “DNV GL Excellence 5 stars” certificate to Björn Sprotte, Global Head of Maritime Services at Rickmers Shipmanagement Dr. Ignace Van Meenen, CEO of the Rickmers Group, and Saurish Nandi, Global Head of Procurement, Rickmers Group with the whole team at the SMM.  

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