The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) was awarded with three ISO management system certificates by Lloyd’s Register, during a recent online ceremony.
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The certificates given to PPA show the company’s commitment to best practice in quality, environment and energy management processes and systems, an announcement said.
“PPA is constantly seeking the improvement on quality, environmental protection and energy management. That’s why, we have included in our strategic goals, the certifications according to internationally recognised ISO management systems standards,” the company’s Acting CEO Zhang Anming said.
PPA was first certified by Lloyd’s Register with the internationally recognized quality management system ISO 9001 and environment management system ISO 14001 in 2013 for the provision of port cruise services.
In 2018, the certification scope was extended to cover the provision of port ferry, Ro-Ro and container terminal services as well as the management of logistics center and the management of port construction and maintenance projects.
Recently the scope of certification was extended again to include a number of additional key activities, including the provision of dry-docking services for the repair of vessels (two graving docks at Akti Vassiliadis and three floating docks at Perama ship repair zone), sub-concessions of berthing posts, land space for the repair of vessels (Perama ship repair zone, Drapetsona pier, DEI pier) and the management of co-funded projects.
During the ceremony, PPA was also granted certification for ISO 50001 for the company’s energy management system for the first time.
“Through its Integrated Quality, Environmental & Energy Management System, PPA will operate in a consistent way to understand and satisfy customers’ needs and expectations, continually improve the quality of services provided, and to operate Piraeus with an environmentally friendly way, reducing carbon emission,” Anming added.