Around half of the shipping companies who took part in a maritime security survey carried out by the contract company GoAGT would only employ ISO/PAS 28007 certified companies. The maritime security company, which achieved this certification earlier in March and received the certificate recently, surveyed its clients about the value of professional standards including the international maritime security management system standard ISO/PAS 28007 in the decision to use a private maritime security company (PMSC). Results indicated that nearly fifty percent of the organisations that responded think that ISO/PAS 28007 is an important factor when selecting a PMSC. The survey also indicated that quality of service ranked first among the key factors considered by shipping companies for selecting a PMSC, followed by reputation and price. Read more here.
Pictured is Nick Davis, CEO of GoAGT, receiving the ISO PAS 28007 certificate from David Derrick, LRQA UK Business Centre Manager