Rickmers receives “DNV GL Excellence 5 Stars” award from the DNV GL
During this year’s SMM in Hamburg, the world’s leading trade fair for the maritime industry, Rickmers Group received the “DNV GL Excellence 5 Stars” award from the leading independent classification and consulting corporation of the maritime industry DNV GL, the company said in its press release.
The certificate was awarded for achieving the so-called “5 Star Excellence” requirements assessing sustainability, energy efficiency measures and safety criteria in the operation and management of ships. During the award ceremony at the SMM 2014, DNV GL especially acknowledged Rickmers’ continuous investments in state-of-the-art technology and management systems. According to the DNV GL, these would provide the company with a competitive edge and make Rickmers one of the most reliable players in the market. Rickmers Group is one of only ten companies worldwide who have received this certificate.
Dr. Ignace Van Meenen, CEO of Rickmer Group: “This award confirms our strategic decision to tackle the topics of energy efficiency and safety early on and in a comprehensive way. As a global provider of ship management services, we will keep on optimizing our processes and technologies while being measured by the high quality standards the Rickmers flag represents.”
In total, Rickmers ship management met eleven requirements of the DNV GL assessment process in the categories management systems, safety and security of ships, environment and efficiency, operation and comfort. The “DNV GL Excellence” certificate offers clients and stakeholders proof of the reliability of ship operations and documents as well as of the above-average quality of safety standards.