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OPERATIONS

Neda Maritime is recognised throughout the tanker and bulkcarrier industries as one of the foremost, first class ship operators, renowned for the reliability, safety and high standard of operation of its vessels.

The tanker and bulk carrier Operations Departments are at the heart of Neda's activities and it is through them that the Company, its ships' masters, its agents, and the charterers coordinate their instructions and activities for the most efficient movement of the ships and their cargoes around the world.

Our experienced operators and port captains provide full support to the ships' masters in the planning of voyages and cargo operations, whilst protecting the owners' and charterers' interests. Vessel operations are continuously monitored throughout all phases of their voyages to ensure that no commercial disputes arise, and their performance is scrutinized constantly to ensure that charter party terms are rigorously complied with.

TECHNICAL

Neda Maritime prides itself for maintaining all the vessels under its management to the highest possible technical standards, thus ensuring maximum reliability and safety and the optimum performance from ships and machinery to obviate damages, stoppages and down time.

Meticulous and continuous maintenance of the vessels and their machinery ensures longevity and the shortest possible down time during a ship's lifetime. Ballast and cargo tank coatings of all vessels are subject to a continuous maintenance schedule to eliminate corrosion and the risk of perforation or cracks

Neda's teams of technical professionals, both university graduates as well as certified seagoing engineers, closely monitor the efficient operation and performance of propulsion, auxiliary and ancillary machinery, ensuring reliability and economical operation. The high quality of Neda's technical ship management is reflected in the company's excellent loss prevention record which in turn strengthens the company's insurance relationships and terms.

Performance and condition monitoring of ship's machinery is achieved both remotely by use of state of the art computer systems and software as well as by frequent on-board visits and inspections by our technical superintendents. Including our permanent Neda technical satellite office in Osaka, Japan, the ratio of vessels per Neda superintendent engineer is 2:1.

NEW BUILDINGS

Neda has a long and proud history in ship design and construction, having commissioned and built over 100 new vessels under its direct supervision since its first newbuilding order in 1896 in the United Kingdom. More recently, between 2008 and 2012 we have supervised the construction of 15 vessels in South Korea and China, of which 7 were Capesize Bulk Carriers and 2 were VLCC Tankers. Our team of naval architects, engineers and project managers supervises all newbuilding construction phases, including pre-contract consultancy and plan approval. They ensure that the vessels are constructed not only in strict conformity with statutory and classification regulations, but also in accordance with our own exacting standards of quality, design and performance.

MARINE

Neda Maritime considers good seamanship and highest navigational standards to be fundamental to maintaining an excellent safety record. The top priority of our Marine Department is to instill and reinforce strong safety and seamanship cultures in our crews, especially in navigation and cargo operations.

Neda Maritime considers good seamanship and highest navigational standards to be fundamental to maintaining an excellent safety record. The top priority of our Marine Department is to instill and reinforce strong safety and seamanship cultures in our crews, especially in navigation and cargo operations.

Our superintendent Master Mariners monitor shipboard routines on a daily basis via electronic reporting, review passage and loading plans, and check all stages of loading, discharging and ballasting operations to ensure that the ships remain within the safe limits of stability and hull stresses.

Physical inspections of our vessels are regularly performed to ensure compliance with the Company's safety and maintenance policies. Navigational standards, together with Bridge Team competence, are examined during voyage audits by our Marine Superintendents.

Ship-specific on board training for the crews is carried out to enhance our safety culture by using tools for continual improvement such as Navigational and Internal Audits, and Management of Change.

SAFETY

Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental protection are the core values of Neda Maritime's Quality Management System. Our goal is to strive for excellence by identifying and managing the safety and health risks our seafarers and employees are exposed to, to eliminate accidents at sea, and to minimise the environmental impact of our daily activities.

Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental protection are the core values of Neda Maritime's Quality Management System. Our goal is to strive for excellence by identifying and managing the safety and health risks our seafarers and employees are exposed to, to eliminate accidents at sea, and to minimise the environmental impact of our daily activities.

Neda's HSQE objectives are established and actively monitored by our Safety & Quality personnel, with the relevant policies and practices being disseminated across the fleet to promote a robust safety culture on board our vessels.

Rank-specific, customised, training seminars are provided to officers and crews in our Maritime Training Auditorium, organised by our S&Q Department or with the participation of leading IACS Classification Societies and manufacturers, thus improving our seafarers' skills and enhancing their competence.

Neda is certified by Lloyd's Register of Shipping for compliance with the ISM Code and the Quality standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, and we are committed to providing a secure working environment for all our seafarers under the provision of the ISPS Code.

NEDA ANTI-PIRACY POLICY

In response to the ongoing problem of armed piracy in the Indian Ocean and other areas around the world, Neda Maritime has for several years been implementing its own Anti-Piracy Policy to protect its seafarers, ships and cargoes from being hijacked. The anti-Piracy measures which we apply to our vessels transiting dangerous areas exceed the industry's recommended Best Management Practices (BMP), including the placing on board of security teams to assist our crews in the timely and effective preparation of their ship's defences.


Our officers and crews receive comprehensive in-house and on board training with respect to anti-piracy practices, and their preparedness and vigilance are constantly assessed and enhanced via shipboard security drills and exercises. Security alerts and piracy hot spots are constantly monitored by our Company Security Officer, whilst maintaining close cooperation with naval and maritime security organisations.

CREWING

The recruitment of top quality seafarers is one of the most important aspects of running our ships safely, professionally and efficiently. Our goal is the continual education of our seafarers and the improvement of their professional skills to better cope with the challenging hi-tech environment of modern shipping.

The guiding principles of our crewing policy are the systematic external and in-house training of all our seafarers, with continual performance monitoring and appraisal, as well as career development within the company from cadet recruitment with promotion up to senior officer ranks, thus achieving high retention rates amongst our crews.

We are committed to support all seafarers in their shipboard duties and responsibilities by providing appropriate, quality and rank-specific training over and above STCW statutory requirements. For this purpose, and in addition to our in house auditorium and training facilities, Neda maintains close collaboration with external certified training and maritime education establishments.

We employ senior and junior seagoing officers of Greek nationality directly from our Piraeus head offices. Junior officers and ratings of Philippine nationality are recruited through our exclusive local manning agents in Manila, and Polish and Ukrainian electricians are sourced via our own representative office in Swinoujscie, Poland.

With a continuous history of 140 years in shipping, NEDA guarantees a reliable and secure working environment for its seafarers.

TRAINING

Neda Maritime is dedicated to integrate training, further education & personal development into our culture both onboard our vessels and ashore in an effort to meet its values for maritime excellence and raise job satisfaction. Ongoing training and development is a top priority for Neda Maritime which carries out a series of Training seminars yearly at her auditorium at the Company’s headquarters Building in Piraeus.

Colaborations with 3rd party training providers including a comprehensive and extensive e-learning suite, complete the requirements demonstrating the company’s deep interest and strong commitment to enhanced knowledge. E-Learning modules are accessible both onboard and ashore, enabling seafarers to carry out same at their own time achieving the best result whilst at the same time the benefit is maximized.

Neda Maritime seafaring agent in Manilla, supports the recruitment, scheduling and training of Filipino seafarers.