We would like to advise our clients that the first Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Management Systems Sub-Committee was held on Wednesday 24 April at Hellenic Lloyd’s premises in Piraeus. This initiative of Lloyd’s Register aims to facilitate cross-industry discussion and debate at the very highest level and be an effective forum of promotion of two-way knowledge transfer with the Hellenic maritime industry in order to address critical issues regarding management systems legislation and requirements.
The Sub-Committee’s members have been nominated by the respective Hellenic Technical Committee (HTC) members and will be meeting on a six monthly basis.
Hellenic Technical Management Systems Sub-Committee provides a unique opportunity for representatives of Greece’s top performers in the marine industry to engage and participate in interactive panel discussions and round table sessions together with keynotes from senior Lloyd’s Register and industry experts.
This initial sub-committee focused on Implementation issues of current management systems legislation / requirements and New developments as well as LR/IACS class requirements related to marine management systems matters. Michalis Sigalas, LR Senior Specialist, talked about the latest implementation developments of MLC 2006. Stavros Meidanis, LRQA/Marine Business Centre Manager, addressed Integrated Management Systems based on issues from proposals of the sub-committee members.
At the opening of the meeting, the Hellenic Managements Systems Sub-Committee members elected Mr. Dimitrios Stamoudis of Minerva Marine Inc. as Chairman of the sub-committee, who will be deputised by Mr Stylianos Dafermos of Avin International S.A. in his absence.
Commenting on the event Mr. Ioannis Iakovou, EMEA South Marine Management Systems Manager, said:
“Management systems are for ever evolving and increasing in significance in the shipping industry today, and are undoubtedly becoming more complex and demanding. Our sub-committee aims to enhance the Hellenic shipping industry’s ability to innovate and implement best practices in the application of Management Systems to drive sustainability and growth, and to best meet the challenges in managing the human element”.