Margetis Maritime, with more than 15 years of experience, provides a wide range of services to the shipping community, with a portfolio consisting of Consulting, Inspections & Controls, Technical Guidance & Supervision solutions, making its industry a leading company. Its clientele includes companies and organizations from all over the shipping market, such as Shipowners, Hull & Machinery Insurers, Protect & Indemnity Clubs, Insurance Brokers, Law Firms, Yacht Owners, Companies, Companies, Companies. The founder and CEO of the company, Mr. George Margetis states that the company provides high quality consulting and shipping services, based on the extensive experience and maritime knowledge of its staff.
– How does Margetis Maritime invest in its human resources?
Investing in human resources is essential for a consulting firm and, as a result, at Margetis Maritime we are constantly creating new jobs, ensuring equal opportunities, continuous professional development and providing a healthy and safe work environment.
The company has a specialized team of experts in important areas of shipping, such as Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding and all shipping companies, who are always ready to offer the best solutions to complex issues and demanding tasks. Our team combines technology and know-how to achieve Greek and global recognition by offering the appropriate practices each time.
– What are the main areas of activity of the company?
The key areas of activity are many and include, but are not limited to, inspections and damage controls, shipyard risk assessment and management investigations, personnel accident investigations, pre-purchase investigations and reports, maintenance services, consulting services, consulting services. , conflict and rescue consulting services, fire incidents, claims defense, environmental and ESG consulting services and more.
– What are the new features of the company and how does Margetis Maritime help its customers to implement the new strict standards set by the major shipping companies, such as IMO?
We have recently developed 4 new service groups that reflect all the new trends in shipping and provide our customers with solutions to meet the latest needs. These four (4) new service groups are: Vetting, HSSQE Assurance, Environmental and ESG & Sustainability.
The newly established HSSQE Assurance class is a specialized provider of shipping services in the fields of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality. With values of “trust”, “foresight”, “knowledge”, “concern”, “responsibility” and “loyalty” is committed to provide products and services to its customers that will lead them to business excellence. Services include consulting, development, documentation, implementation, coordination, harmonization, monitoring and training on HSQE operations in shipping companies seeking continuous improvement.
The ISM / Quality Group follows and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and international industrial standards for health, safety, quality and the environment (eg SOLAS, MARPOL, MLC, ISM Code, ISPS Code, STCW, ISO) and seeks excellence through prevention rather than retrospective correction and response.
In the Tankers and Bulk Carriers industry, the required implementation of rules and policies focusing on payment, cargo and environmental security is becoming more stringent, as required by key market players IMO, OCIMF, Right Ship, etc.
At the same time, participate in the design and description of procedures and plans regarding environmental management systems, waste management, fuel and waste management, waste, etc. aimed at harmonizing with the objectives of the United Nations and, of course, with the guidelines for the reduction of emissions from ships in accordance with the requirements of the IMO, the European Union and other countries.
In partnership with our Houston office in the United States, we undertake environmental matters related to complex US Coast Guard (USCG) regulations, as well as preparing ships for arrival at US ports, preparing USCG and environmental supplies.
– How crucial is the implementation of the new ESG policies in shipping and why?
Climate change and the environment have been at the forefront in recent years, and tensions around these issues are constantly increasing. All companies in the industry should take action to prevent and reduce marine pollution, the biological management and protection of marine and coastal ecosystems and to minimize and address the effects of ocean acidification. At the same time, they need to improve their resilience and resilience to climate-related risks and integrate into climate change policy, strategy and planning. For all companies in the industry, the design and implementation of these policies, and especially the adoption of the ESG philosophy in the corporate culture, will henceforth be the dominant operating basis.
Global harmonization regulations and controls for environmental protection are becoming increasingly stringent and require constant vigilance. New targets for carbon reduction and emissions are set, changes to legal requirements and fuel reporting requirements, to insurance and waste management provisions, to the Between ships and marine mammals.
– How has Margetis Maritime integrated ESG practices?
We have already published our first ESG report for the year 2021 and we have set specific quantitative targets for 2022. At the same time, we are adapting to any new or amended regulation on environmental, social or governance issues, such as EU sources. , the Greek authorities, the USCG etc. In a way that not only allows you to be harmonized and aligned, but also to be able to better respond to the call of our customers, helping them to achieve prosperity and sustainable development.
At the same time, based on our experience, we have created and are constantly designing new ESG services for our customers, helping them to achieve not only harmonization with the regulations, but also their substantial sustainable development.
Our people are constantly informed and trained, so that they can at any time offer knowledge, consulting and technical support to the companies they trust.