Legislation & Standards

Quality, Safety and Environmental requirements in our line of business are very demanding and have immediate commercial consequences. These requirements are laid down in legislation and (industry) standards.
Examples of law and standards are listed below.

ISM-Code (International Safety Management Code)

The International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention as issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the international law that applies to ship management and operation.

The purpose of this Code is to provide an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention. The objectives of the Code are to ensure safety of sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damage to the environment, in particular, to the marine environment and to property.

Gibraltar Maritime Administration has approved of and certified Lauranne Shipping’s Safety Management System, and the implementation thereof on all vessels, according to the ISM Code.

ISPS (International Ship & Port facility Security)

The IMO has established an international marine security framework to enhance the protection of ships, personnel, cargo and ports.
The ISPS-Code documents the mandatory security measures and procedures for Port Facilities and Shipping.
All vessels under management carry a Ship Security Plan, approved and certified by Gibraltar Maritime Administration, and have effectively implemented procedures according ISPS requirements.

ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 is a standard for quality management created by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).
The ISO 9001 certification applies to:

• quality management and the ability to consistently provide safe transports and services that meet customer demands and
• to comply with regulatory requirements, and includes
• continual improvement of the management system.
Lauranne Shipping’s management systems have been certified by Bureau Veritas since 2006.

ISO 14001

The ISO 14001 is an environmental management standard. It defines a set of environmental management requirements for management systems and helps organizations to protect the environment, to prevent pollution, and to improve their overall environmental performance.
Lauranne Shipping’s environmental management has been certified by Bureau Veritas since 2006.

TMSA (Tanker Management and Self Assessment)

TMSA 2 program is developed by Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and provides Lauranne Shipping BV a framework to measure its management performance and improve according industry best practices.The programme provides operators with guidelines that contain the elements essential for the management and operation of their vessels. The 12 elements contain 245 key performance indicators divided in 4 stages.
Lauranne Shipping BV performs a self assessment of the 245 KPI's at least once per year and has achieved upto the elements in the 3rd stage. Occasionally the self assessment is verified by Oil Majors.

Sire Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ)

The VIQ contains a series of questions (hundreds), related to safety and pollution prevention, applicable to the type of vessel that is inspected. These questions are consecutively numbered and are logically grouped into separate chapters. It is our policy that all vessels comply with requirements as stated in the VIQ.


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