Zodiac is an international ship management company specializing in the management of VLOCs, Capesize, Panamax, Handymax and Handysize Bulk Carriers, Chemical Tankers, LPG Tankers, Container Ships and Pure Car (Truck) Carriers. Zodiac is headquartered in London with a representative office in Shanghai. Zodiac manages one of the largest UK-flagged fleets. ┬áZodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd. differs from many other ship management companies in that it offers a complete package of management services, from the building and purchase of a vessel through to crewing, operating, maintenance, repair, insurance, legal services, supply and assisting the owners in finding employment for their vessels. Zodiac is committed to providing the best possible customer service and to this end the company works in full compliance with the ISO 9000:2000 standard. Zodiac was one of the first ship management companies to be certified to the then applicable standard of ISO 9002, obtaining certification in January 1994. The commitment of top management has ensured that this is not an exercise in mere paperwork; the benefits experienced from working within a structured and streamlined organization have enabled the company to provide a world-class, professional and reliable service to our customers. Quality management techniques are used throughout the company and our representative offices to provide a means for continual improvement. Zodiac’s quality documentation is listed below. Click the respective link to view the document.


Safety Management

Zodiac started work on implementing quality management system in 1993 completing certification to what was then the ISO 9002 Standard in 1994. The company was then ideally placed to begin the early implementation of the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code). Zodiac received the Document of Compliance for the office-based activities in July 1996 (two years ahead of the phase I implementation date) and then completed certification for all the managed vessels (phase I and phase II ships) before the phase 1 due date which was July 1998. The managers of Zodiac Maritime have seen very good results achieved in the performance of the managed fleet and are enthusiastic supporters of the Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO14001 ISM and ISPS) that we have implemented. Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd is pleased to work in partnership with several of our major customers on a range of safety programmes and initiatives.

Safety Performance

The health and safety of everyone that works on board our managed vessels is very important to us. We focus our attention on the elements that contribute to a safe working environment in order to minimize the risk of injury to all those on board our vessels. We monitor our safety performance by using internationally accepted definitions for work related injuries and we measure these in relation to man hours exposure. The internationally accepted standards for marine accident and injury reporting that we use are the OCIMF Marine Injury Reporting Guidelines. Because we use the internationally accepted OCIMF definitions for all our accident and injury reporting we are able to monitor trends and compare our performance with other ship owners and ship managers all over the world. This helps us to focus our safety initiatives and prioritise our efforts to acheive the safety performance standards that we want.

We benchmark our safety performance with many ship owners and managers and compare our results on a like for like basis within the different types of ships that we manage.

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