GMS Sustainable Ship & Offshore Recycling Program (SSORP) is a finalist for the Seatrade "Safety at Sea Award” category

19 Oct 2021
Author: GMS Media Team

GMS Sustainable Ship & Offshore Recycling Program (SSORP) is a finalist for the Seatrade "Safety at Sea Award” category

19th October 2021: Global Marketing Systems (GMS) is honored to be shortlisted as a finalist for the Safety at Sea Award at the 2021 Seatrade Awards, in association with Lloyd's List.

Seatrade Awards is the leading awards programme for the global shipping and maritime industries. Established in 1989, Seatrade Awards takes place every two years and welcomes entries across a diverse range of categories from businesses of all sectors.

The Safety at Sea Award celebrates the company or individual who has reduced risks to human life in the maritime industry through significant technical or procedural improvements. Out of a record-breaking number of entries, GMS’ end-to-end sustainable ship recycling solution—Sustainable Ship and Offshore Recycling Program (SSORP)—was selected as a top finalist by the judging panel.

"To be shortlisted for the Safety for Sea Award is a testament to the hard work the GMS team puts in every day to ensure safety and the sustainable recycling of ships and offshore vessels,” said Dr. Anil Sharma, Founder & CEO of GMS. “Efforts by the GMS SSORP team to provide regular safety awareness sessions to ship recycling yard owners and workers are part of GMS' commitment to be a responsible leader who aims to drive all stakeholders in a sustainable direction. We are extremely proud of the fact that 100% of the ships committed to recycling yards in India, have been for GREEN recycling! Once again, providing leadership where it matters most."

SSORP is the first and unique ship recycling supervision program in the industry in which every activity of recycling is periodically monitored & documented to ensure the latest & most protective safety standards are implemented every step of the way from start to finish. An on-the-ground SSORP team provides technical consultation to recycling yards to develop infrastructures such as the impermeable floor, temporary storage of hazardous wastes, waste oil management, and stormwater management so that ships recycled under SSORP have a minimum impact on the environment. In addition, the SSORP team regularly hosts a variety of hazard-specific and first aid trainings, technical skill workshops, and risk prevention briefings to thousands of yard workers to promote the highest culture of safety within the yards and eliminate any unsafe practices. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the team also created specific health and safety awareness trainings to help protect these invaluable essential workers. We are proud to say that ZERO fatalities were reported during the recycling process of 95 vessels under the SSORP.

Seatrade Awards, in association with Lloyd's List, 2021 winners will be announced on November 3, 2021.

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