IACS AWARDED SEATRADE’S ANNIVERSARY AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF 50 YEARS’ DEDICATED SERVICE TO SAFETY, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SUPPORT OF THE IMO
IACS was honoured and delighted to receive the Industry Anniversary Award at the Seatrade Awards ceremony held in London last Friday.
In presenting the award, Emma Howell, Seatrade’s Group Marketing Manager, said that the award recognised IACS’ 50 years of continuous contribution to the industry, not only in terms of maritime safety and environmental protection, but also its support of IMO, as its principal technical advisor, in the implementation and delivery of regulations consistently applied on a global basis.
The Seatrade Award also recognised IACS’ longstanding commitment to quality operations, through its quality systems certification scheme which has been in place for some 25 years, as well as its recent innovations to reduce the administrative burden on the industry.
Accepting the award on behalf of the twelve IACS’ Members, then Chairman, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV GL, spoke of his deep appreciation of Seatrade as an organisation that shared IACS’ commitment to safer, cleaner ships and for its recognition of IACS role in supporting the IMO.
“It is an honour to receive this award recognising IACS’s longstanding contribution to shipping,” said Ørbeck-Nilssen. “It is a testament to all of the member of IACS, their expertise, impartiality, and commitment to helping our industry move forward. And it reminds us that even though our industry is going through massive changes, we can all work together to keep shipping vital and relevant for generations to come.”