The Columbia Ship Management (CSM) Group’s Saudi Arabia office has achieved a notable milestone by becoming the first company in the Kingdom to be awarded the ABS HSQE Certificate of Company Compliance.
The recognition confirms that CSM Saudi Arabia complies with the Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental requirements of the ABS Guide for Marine Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental and Energy Management.
It also reflects Columbia’s positive vision for its business in Saudi Arabia. This, the company states, is “to offer the highest quality operation through robust management systems and governance, using the latest in optimised and digitised technology, as well as investing in local human capital and forging business partnerships based on trust, transparency and openness.”
At a certification award ceremony in Al Khobar, George Vassiliades, CSM Managing Director Gulf Region, welcomed the award of the certificate, and thanked ABS for the partnership and collaboration which led to the achievement. He said, “The milestone that we celebrate today was jointly achieved, just like the many more milestones that will follow. We believe in our common goals and vision, and remain confident that together we will grow stronger, achieve more, and add further value to the industry, the Kingdom and the region.”