RINA Services recently awarded Carnival Maritime GmbH ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certificates.

The Carnival Maritime office in Hamburg as well as the 26 ships in Carnival Maritime’s fleet have been awarded environmental management (ISO 14001) and occupational health and safety management (BS OHSAS 18001) certifications. The certified fleet includes Costa and AIDA ships.

Initially only ships belonging to Costa Crociere were included in RINA Services scope of work. This was then expanded to include AIDA Cruises ships, in order to incorporate best practice across both fleets.

These new certifications make Costa Group’s fleet greener and safer, but also more cost effective, according to a statement from RINA. “We have an integrated fleet that allows us to put sustainability and safety management at the heart of our business” said Lars Ljoen, Managing Director Carnival Maritime.

The certifications were presented by Michele Francioni, CEO of RINA Services. “We are very pleased that we were able to help Carnival Maritime with this project. Not only did it build on our relationship with Carnival, but it also further supported our strategy to become a hub for marine certification services in Eastern and Western Europe” said Francioni. RINA is currently working to support Carnival Maritime across several projects in Germany.

The RINA Group, the parent company of RINA Services, opened a new office in Germany, Hamburg earlier this year to support its German clients with new specialist expertise, including Asset Integrity Management and Technology Qualification.

Today, the Group is able to provide enhanced marine services, business assurance certification and consulting engineering to German and North European companies. RINA was also recently permitted to certify energy management systems according to the ISO 50001 standard, which makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their strategy to improve quality and environmental management.

Carnival Maritime is the marine service unit for the Costa Group. This unit bundles competences and best practices in the area of marine operations to achieve the highest security standards in the cruise industry for the fleet, which currently includes 26 ships for Costa Crociere, Costa Asia and AIDA Cruises. Carnival Maritime combines the company’s expertise in the areas of marine, technology, health, environmental protection and security and is based in Hamburg. The unit was founded in 2015, and employs 150.