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RINA certifies Commitment to Environment and Safety of Carnival Maritime

Hamburg, July 19, 2016 – RINA Services, a world leader in marine classification and certification, recently awarded Carnival Maritime GmbH ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 certificates. Now the Carnival Maritime office in Hamburg as well as 26 ships in Carnival Maritime’s fleet have been awarded environmental management ISO 14001 and occupational health and safety management BS OHSAS 18001 certifications. The certified fleet includes Costa and AIDA ships.

Initially only ships belonging to Costa Crociere were included in RINA Services scope of work. This was then expanded to include AIDA Cruises ships, in order to incorporate best practice across both fleets.

Not only do these new certifications make Costa Group’s fleet greener and safer, but also more cost effective. "RINA Services was invaluable to us during the execution of this project. We were confident that they could easily adapt to certify our newest ships as well. We have an integrated fleet that allows us to put sustainability and safety management at the heart of our business," said Lars Ljoen, Managing Director Carnival Maritime GmbH.

The certifications were presented by Michele Francioni, CEO RINA Services to Lars Ljoen, Managing Director Carnival Maritime at a ceremony in July.

"We are very pleased that we were able to help Carnival Maritime with this project. Not only did it build on our relationship with Carnival Maritime, but it also further supported our strategy to become a hub for marine certification services in Eastern and Western Europe" said Michele Francioni, CEO RINA Services. RINA Services is currently working to support Carnival Maritime across several projects in Germany.

RINA Group, the parent company of RINA Services, opened a new office in Germany, Hamburg earlier this year to support its German clients with new specialist expertise, including Asset Integrity Management and Technology Qualification.

Susanne Becker, Manager Communication Carnival Maritime,, Tel. +49 40/ 302 393 1202
Giulia Faravelli, RINA S.p.A., Head of Media & Internal Communication ; Tel. +39 010 5385505
Victoria Silvestri,
RINA S.p.A., Media Relations, Tel. +39 010 5385555

On the picture (from left to right): Björn Sprotte, Keith Dowds, Michele Francioni, Lars Ljoen, Tino Hensel, Massimo Volta, Alessandro Romei, Pino Spadafora

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