As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic Ocean Network Express (ONE) has launched new self-inspection challenges for its vessels.
These will replace previous Vessel Quality Standard (VQS) inspections which are currently suspended, the alliance said in a statement on 16 July.
This comes as ONE initiated a Marine Safety and Quality Campaign to reiterate navigation safety practices.
The self-inspection challenge will be undertaken by the ships’ crew, as part of the ONE Safety and Quality Campaign 2020. This campaign will run from July through to December to maintain the safety and service quality of ONE’s fleet during the Covid-19 period.
All vessels under ONE’s operation are encouraged to identify and make good any potential defects using a ONE self-checklist. A VQS Excellent Cooperation award will be given to the most cooperative and motivated vessels.
Through the Marine Safety and Quality Campaign, ONE intends to raise safety awareness in collaboration with its business partners, further extending their efforts in safe and efficient operations.
Throughout Covid-19 and into the future ONE will continue to provide a reliable and quality service.
As a charterer, ONE has carried out onboard VQS inspections since the start of its operations in April 2018. In line with their core values, these inspections have enabled ONE to offer a reliable and quality service to their valued customers.