The safety management system (SMS) is an organized system planned and implemented by the shipping companies to ensure safety of the ship and marine environment. Find out what is safety management system on ships and what does it comprises of.
Planning to start a shipping company? You won’t be able to do so if you don’t have the right ISM certificates. Find out more about ISM certificates and their importance inside the article
It is often debated whether ISM Code has been successful and has achieved the purpose it was made out for. Seafarers complain about the extreme paperwork and record keeping which has made their life difficult. Old timers remember with nostalgia the pre ISM days of shipping. Is ISM a burden for seafarers?
The International Safety Management (ISM) Code was entered into force to ensure safety of people, safety of ship and cargo, and safety of environment. In order to understand ISM, it is important to know definitions of a few important terms which determine the whole structure of IMO’s ISM code
There are several maritime laws and regulations that are needed to be satisfied while opening a shipping company. In this article we have enumerated a list of documents required by a new shipping company under safety management system.