In the cadre of Posidonia 2014, Lloyd’s Register has awarded the ISO50001:2011 certificate to Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation.
Sea Pioneer becomes one of the pioneering shipping companies that have achieved ISO 50001 certification by implementing an energy management system and proving their commitment towards energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact associated with CO2 emissions, as well as towards a sustainable vision for shipping.
The Energy Management System is applicable to ship management and operation of a fleet of Bulk Carriers trading worldwide, incorporating the safety and pollution prevention requirements of IMO Resolution A.741 (18), the ISM Code and associated office activities. The same system will soon apply to a fleet of modern product carriers.
Dr Kirikos Faraklas, LRQA-Marine Business Centre Manager, commented: “This certification shows the commitment of Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation in a systematic approach regarding energy management through enhancing energy efficiency, reducing operational costs and GHG emissions”.
””It is with great honour and pride that we now join a pool of pioneering shipping Companies committed to achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption”, said Mr Vassilis Bacolitsas, Sea Pioneer Director.
“Our Company, having established an Environmental Management System certified in accordance with ISO 14001:2004, believes that although shipping is by far the most fuel-efficient mode of transport, nevertheless additional action has to be taken to further improve the energy efficiency of ship related operations. The increased energy efficiency will eventually result in increased environmental protection by reducing air emissions as well as in improved operational performance by reducing energy cost. Our Company – in its entity – is fully committed to energy efficiency excellence.”
The ISO 50001 standard is a voluntary international standard that specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy-management system. It offers companies a systematic approach to continually improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use and consumption.