Hamburg, 20th February 2015 – Classification society DNV GL has certified maritime services provider Liberty One under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for its quality and environment management system. Matthias Ritters, DNV GL Regional Manager Germany, presented the certificates in Bremen to Dietrich Schulz, owner and Managing Director of Liberty One, along with Capt. Jan Stahmer, responsible for health and safety, environment and quality.
“This is a milestone in the ongoing development of the company against a testing commercial background, ” said Dietrich Schulz. “We are all about protecting life and the environment, and are therefore delighted that our efforts should have received this independent endorsement from DNV GL. We will now continue working on sustaining optimization of our processes and at the same time on enhancing our fleet’s environmental soundness.”
Along with Liberty One, Handelshaus Bremen also received certification under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. These certificates are awarded for introducing and observing challenging quality and environmental standards. Implementing these management systems allows ships and companies to achieve sustained improvement and control of their operating processes and environmental compatibility.
DNV GL offers its maritime clients combined certification. Along with the mandatory ISM Code covering international safety management, this also includes the two optional ISO standards. “These upcoming firms Liberty One and Handelshaus Bremen underline that quality and environmental awareness are watchwords for daily operations. They are also committing voluntarily to observe internationally recognized standards while optimizing their processes, ” said Matthias Ritters at the presentation of the certificates.
About Liberty One and Handelshaus Bremen
Liberty One and Handelshaus Bremen are maritime services providers that operate and charter ships for third parties. Founded by Dietrich Schulz in 2011 and 2012, the companies employ 18 staff at two branches in Bremen and Leer, plus another 150 at sea. Liberty One is currently operating ten multi-purpose freighters. Future plans include expansion of the range of services, ordering newbuildings and the purchase of additional tonnage on the second-hand market. Handelshaus Bremen is successfully committed to the sale and resale of merchant ships, the arrangement of freight, charter and newbuilding contracts including project management.
About DNV GL
Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, the company’s 16, 000 professionals are dedicated to helping their customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.