LR, in a ceremony at Posidonia 2018, presented Gerassimos Ventouris – Chief Commercial Officer – with an ‘Attestation’ relating to Capital Ship Management Corporation’s ‘Excellence in Ship Management and Operations’.
LR was commissioned to provide independent evaluation of Capital’s fleet and corporate performance, covering operations of its managed LR classed fleet of 34 vessels (tankers, bulk carriers and container carriers) over a 5-year period, from 2013 to 2017.
Gerassimos Ventouris commented: “It is with great pride and honour that I receive this attestation on behalf of the whole Capital Ship Management team. We are extremely proud of the efforts made and the results we obtained in our operation of a wide variety of ships ordered, built and delivered to our company, varying in size from 14,000 to 320,000 dwt tankers, 1700 to 10,000 TEU container ships, 35,000 to 160,000 bulk carriers. It is a team effort and the credit goes to all our staff for their excellent input. We say in Greece that “the toughest enemy of good is better” and we shall continue to take on that enemy with the same dedication and effort as we have all these years.”
LR CEO, Alastair Marsh, commented at the ceremony: “LR is delighted to be able to attest to the implementation of the Capital Management System having contributed continual improvement to Capital’s reported performance indicators throughout the five year period examined, from 2013 to 2017.”
He continued, “This is an important announcement, as it not only benchmarks their fleet and corporate management performance against market standards but provides a continued commitment of excellence.”
Stavros Meidanis, Capital’s DPA and Safety Manager, concluded: “This award represents Capital’s commitment to Safety, Environmental and Energy Standards, in accordance with International Rules and Regulations and Industry Best Practices. This achievement belongs to all our people ashore and on board, for their dedication to safety and safety culture. We will continue to stay focused on our strategy for safety performance and operational efficiency, understanding future industry trends and developments, securing at the same time a successful and sustainable long-term business.”
Theodosis Stamatellos, LR Marine & Offshore Regional Manager for South Europe, added: “It is great to support a client who takes a proactive approach to their ship management and operations. There are a lot of learnings here of wider benefit – the strengths of the Capital Management System include strong leadership engagement and accountability, aligned governance across the corporation, and a standardised Management System Process that provided evidence of sustainability and continual improvement.”