01 December 2015

Peer recognition for operational excellence.

James Fisher Shipping Services is thrilled to have won the operational excellence award at the second Tanker Shipping and Trade Conference in London for its unprecedented performance record.

Not only has Galway Fisher now operated 4,700 days without a single Lost Time Injury, but the entire JFSS fleet of 17 vessels has operated throughout 2015 (more than 1000 voyages) without a single reported incident, and has kept consistently under incident targets since 2012.

"Outstanding performance records do not just happen by accident but are proof of a company truly committed to operational excellence."

Said Rob Ashdown, secretary general of the International Association of Classification Societies who sat on the awards advisory panel which drew up the shortlist put to public vote at the ceremony.

"This cannot be achieved without a genuine commitment to continuous improvement, and the fact that James Fisher has achieved such a record with ships operating in busy, coastal waters is particularly noteworthy."

Ashdown added.

JFSS fleet director, Neil Burns exclaimed;

"It is a great honour to have won this award, particularly as we were nominated by industry peers. It is recognition of the dedication, expertise and sheer professionalism of all our staff ashore and at sea."

"Safety is the number one priority which underpins our values and our business – in fact our established safety ethos has become a crucial part of the culture within the company."

Burns concluded.