United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) Dubai has become the first shipping company to achieve ISO 50001 certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
This achievement is a result of LR’s continued efforts to promote our portfolio of services to the shipping industry. The ISO 5001 standard specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system.
The ISO 50001 certificate was presented to Jorn Hinge, President of UASC, by Apostolos Poulovassilis, LR EMEA Regional Marine Manager, during his visit to UAE and Qatar. Waleed Al Dawood, COO of UASC, and Zahid Rahman, LR Vice President, Marine Business Team, Dubai, were also in attendance.
Stavros Meidanis, LRQA/Marine Business Centre Manager, said: “This shows the increasing interest of the marine industry in a systematic approach regarding energy management through enhancing energy efficiency, reducing operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time gaining competitive advantage through LRQA certification.”
Pictured: (L-R) Zahid Rahman, Waleed Al Dawood, Jorn Hinge and Apo Poulovassilis.