Ships and ports today operate in a heavily regulated industry with an increasingly strong safety and environmentally conscious culture.
The influence of regulations such as the International Safety Management (ISM) code and others such as MARPOL, STCW’95, MLC etc are readily apparent in the assessment of new vessel designs / analysis of modern ship & port operations.
These regulations mean that the ship & port operator must be increasingly proficient in a wide range of disciplines, many of which demand very detailed knowledge and expertise.
The penalties for non-compliance can be severe & it is therefore essential to ensure compliance.
However, compliance need not be a tiresome burden solely to be achieved as the minimum effort. It can be used to add additional value to your operations by enhancing their safety and efficiency.