HANSA HEAVY LIFT receives the “DNV GL Excellence – 5 stars” certification

HANSA HEAVY LIFT receives the DNV GL Excellence 5 stars certification
Matthias Ritters (left), Regional Manager Maritime Region Germany at DNV GL, and Dirk Lange (right), Business Development Manager Region Germany at DNV GL, presented the certificate to Steve Dawson (middle), Director of Ship Management at HANSA HEAVY LIFT(Credit: DNV GL).

The classification society DNV GL has recognised that the global tramp carrier HANSA HEAVY LIFT complies with the highest safety and quality standards through the award of the “DNV GL Excellence – 5 Stars” certificate. Matthias Ritters, Regional Manager Maritime Region Germany at DNV GL, presented the certificate to Steve Dawson, Director of Ship Management at HANSA HEAVY LIFT, in the company’s headquarters in Hamburg.

“HANSA HEAVY LIFT has made a strong commitment to implementing a comprehensive approach to safety and now has the certificate to prove it. I would also like to commend the company on operating a very future-oriented fleet which meets the highest expectations in terms of sustainability,” said Matthias Ritters.

The certificate confirms reliable ship operations and compliance with high safety, environmental and quality standards. HANSA HEAVY LIFT meets mandatory requirements, such as certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISM (International Safety Management) and ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security) as well as optional requirements, such as good Port State Control records, the Emergency Response Service (ERS), conducting practical exercises for emergency and crisis management as well as complying with the EP (Environmental Passport) class notation and having an advanced internal training scheme in place.

“We offer state-of-the-art technical solutions to meet our customer’s demanding requirements around the world. This certificate recognizes that we are committed to ensuring that HANSA HEAVY LIFT excels in providing safe and reliable operations, while minimizing our environmental footprint. This strengthens our position as one of the leaders in the heavy lift market,” said Steve Dawson during the award ceremony.

HANSA HEAVY LIFT specializes in the ocean transport of project, heavy lift and super heavy lift cargoes with focus on the offshore business. Their fleet comprises of 19 fully owned multipurpose heavy lift vessels equipped with state-of-the-art machinery including cranes with a combined lifting capacity of up to 1,400 metric tons.

About DNV GL Excellence

International standards and management systems seek to continuously optimise and control the safety, environmental impact and operational processes of ships. The “DNV GL Excellence” certification documents the commitment of customers to comply with a broad range of these standards. “DNV GL Excellence” and “DNV GL Excellence – 5 Stars” provide independent third-party proof of a voluntary commitment to the continuous improvement of quality, sustainability, safety, security and social responsibility standards.

“DNV GL Excellence” certification can be obtained by meeting at least ten requirements in the categories Management Systems, Safety & Security, Environment & Efficiency, and Operation & Comfort. This comprises of a mixture of mandatory and optional requirements, for example a certified Energy Efficiency Management System (ISO norm 50001) or the use of DNV GL Ship Management Software Systems. Meeting the demands of five of seven Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001, ISM and ISPS Code and MLC, 2006), qualifies shipowners to be certified “DNV GL Excellence – 5 Stars”. The “DNV GL Excellence” certification provides proof of reliability in ship operation and documents above average safety and quality standards to customers and stakeholders. Continued compliance with the highest quality standards is verified every three years in combination with periodical ISM and ISO company audits.

About DNV GL

Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, the company’s 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping their customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener. For more information visit: