After several months of close work with Lloyd’s Register, Piraeus based Aegean Shipping Management S.A. has been certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) against 4 international management system standards.
During a ceremony held at Aegean’s premises yesterday September 18th, Mr George Melissanidis received the certifications against ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management, ISO14001:2004 for Environmental Management, OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health & Safety Management System and ISO50001:2011 for Energy Management, demonstrating the commitment of the company to best practice for quality, pollution prevention, health & safety proactiveness and efficient energy use & conservation throughout their fleet.
“The certification of Aegean Shipping Management S.A. against four standards highlights the company’s confidence in Management Systems as well as the strong commitment of Aegean’s top management for continuous improvement.” said Mr John Kalafatis, LRQA Business Centre Manager for East Mediterranean & Black Sea Area (EMBS).
Mr George Melissanidis of Aegean Shipping Management said at the presentation ceremony: “We are very proud of our achievement, and the dedication of our people, for us to be certified with four ISO standards, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 & ISO 50001 by LRQA. With the ISO 50001 certification, Aegean Shipping Management joins an elite group of companies. Aegean Shipping Management advanced closer to its goal of achieving greater customer satisfaction, more rigorously protecting the environment, better serving its employees, and contributing to more energy savings and emissions control. It is also a strong indicator of our direction: to excel in our day-to-day operations, both on land and at sea.”
“Since its establishment in 1996, Aegean Shipping Management SA has carved out a dynamic role for itself in the highly competitive and international oil shipping market, said Mr. Melissanidis.“
Caption: (l-r) Panayiotis Kamarados, Apostolos Poulovassilis, George Melissanidis, Ilias Syrros, John Kalafatis