Mwani Qatar has received the 'ISM Code certification' from the French classification authority Bureau Veritas in a step the company said “emphasises the quality” of its marine services.

Mwani Qatar said it is among the few companies in the country that has this international certificate. The certification was presented to Mwani Qatar’s chief officer (Ports Management) Nabil al-Khaldi on Monday.

Al-khaldi said, “We are pleased to have passed the rigorous audit stage and received the certification for the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code).”

He pointed out that the certificate was a “new addition to the company’s recent accomplishments”, by receiving ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).

Al-Khalidi said the “latest achievement represents a qualitative leap not only in terms of enhancing operations and the efficiency of the marine services unit, but also in terms of upgrading the company's competitive capabilities in marine services.”

It also reflects Mwani Qatar's relentless pursuit to secure world-class maritime services for its customers in accordance with the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ Strategic Plan and the objectives of strengthening Qatar’s maritime sector.

He noted that the important achievement was a result of the hard work and efforts of the “highly professional and experienced” team at the Marine Services unit in the company.

The certification confirms Mwani Qatar’s compliance with all mandatory regulations and that codes, guidelines and standards recommended by IMO and others are taken into account.

The Marine Services unit of Mwani Qatar “delivers quality marine services and ancillary quayside services” for vessels calling on Qatar’s ports. It has an advanced fleet comprising some 18 units. These include seven tug boats, seven pilot boats, three mooring boats, a crane barge and a speed boat.

The department offers a wide range of marine services including Aids to Navigation (AtoN), vessel traffic services (VTS), pilotage, harbour towage and mooring as well as diving services.

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