Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CMA CGM fleet receives highest score on rule compliance and safety


FRANCE's biggest carrier, CMA CGM, has received the highest score in its compliance with international regulations, says the Port State Control, an agency of 26 European states and Canada, checking into safety, regulatory compliance and pollution.

For this ranking, the agency verifies the state of vessels, the level of maintenance, the quality of the crew, and the procedures in place for the management of safety and pollution, CMA CGM said.

Since 2010, its vessels have been controlled by a rating implemented by the Paris Memorandum of Understanding, which is described as being one of the strictest in the world.

In case of poor performance, vessels and/or companies are subject to stricter and more frequent controls that can lead to detentions and bans.

This was a reaction to the failure of the flag states - especially flags of convenience that have delegated their task to classification societies - to comply with their survey and certification duties, Wikipedia explained.

"The CMA CGM Group places the health, security and safety of its crews, employees, transported goods and vessels at the forefront of its priorities," said Farid Salem, CMA CGM Group executive officer.

source: shipping gazette