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GL Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

ermanischer Lloyd’s (GL) Maritime and Corporate Services received the ISO 9001:2008 certification. It was awarded by the German certification body DQS (registrar in independent third party management system certi- fication) after a thorough assessment of GL’s quality management system. GL complies with internationally recog- nized standards for quality systems. G

High benchmark. The ISO 9001:2008 certification process started in No- vember 2008. Germanischer Lloyd

developed and implemented a Qual- ity Assurance System that conforms to the strict requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 standards. “By implement- ing the ISO standard Germanischer Lloyd has committed to a high bench- mark which will be binding for us in future”, said Dr Hermann J. Klein, Member of the Executive Board Ger- manischer Lloyd, at the handover of the certificate.

The quality management has been reviewed according to criteria such as customer orientation, accountabili- ty, leadership, process-orientation as well as continuous improvement, to name a few.


ternational shipbuilding standards where starting-air compressors of smaller capacity are concerned.

Serial No. 100,000

premiere was recently celebrated at the Kiel test bench of J.P. Sau- er & Sohn Maschinenbau GmbH: the compressor with the serial number 100,000 received its GL inspection stamp not from a surveyor, but from Dr Edgar Schmitt, Managing Director of Sauer. Before this, GL had exam- ined the quality of the materials and production process.


Sauer compressors count among the most modern and maintenance- friendly compressors available world- wide. They feature low installation costs, lightest weight and small instal- lation space. They offer reliable and safe operation even at ambient tem- peratures ranging up to 60 °C. The an- niversary compressor, which is of the type WP 45L, will be used on a new- building of the Hamburg Sietas yard.

INSPECTION STAMP. Dieter Stecher, Martin May- baum (l., both GL) and Dr Edgar Schmitt, Managing Director of J.P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau (r.) in front of the anniversary compressor.

Premium Standard. The unit be- longs to a series of 2-stage air-cooled starting-air compressors. Today, the principle of air cooling belongs to in-

For further information: Dieter Stecher, Station Manager Kiel, Phone: +49 431 675066, E-Mail: dieter.stecher@gl-group.com


ISM-Certificate Confirms High Safety Standards

HANDOVER. VCSC executives (from l.) receiv- ing the ISM Certificate. Do Viet Ha, Phan Xuan Son, Dinh Hai Bac, General Director (all VCSC), GL’s Country Manager Vietnam Le Thanh Binh, Le Xuan Thanh, Tran Van Sang and Do Tuan Nam (all VCSC).

inalines Container Shipping Com- pany (VCSC) received the Interim Document of Compliance required by the International Safety Manage- ment-Code (ISM Code) from GL. The certificate documents that VCSC im- plements a Safety Management Sys- tem (SMS) to comply with national and international standards for the safe operation of ships and pollu- tion prevention. Le Thanh Binh, GL’s Country Manager Vietnam, presented the Document of Compliance to VCSC executives at a ceremony in Hanoi. V

High Aims. “We have always been dedicated to the safety of our people and the marine environments where we operate,” said Dinh Hai Bac, Gener- al Director of VSCS. “ISM certification is further evidence of our commitment. In fact, we have chosen to implement

the ISM standards throughout our fleet.” VCSC has been newly established as a subsidiary of Vietnam National Ship- ping Lines (Vinalines). VCSC operates all its containerships under the flags of Vietnam and the Republic of Panama.

Provided Proof. The SMS covers all as- pects of shipboard operations, includ- ing crew qualifications, vessel main- tenance, emergency procedures and internal audits. The certification doc- uments that VCSC provides safe prac- tices in ship operation and a safe work- ing environment. VCSC established safeguards against risks and continu- ously improve their safety management skills of personnel ashore and aboard ships. VCSC complies with mandatory rules, and considers applicable codes, guidelines, and standards recommend- ed by the industry and GL.


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