We work constantly to deliver a high level of quality in our services and be a responsible partner for our clients. The reliable transportation of oil, petroleum products and chemicals has been our specialty ever since the establishment of Ionia Management S.A.
Through its sound corporate structure, the Company has been able to overcome the challenges that have arisen in this highly regulated, ever-changing and competitive market. In today’s demanding global environment, shipping is accompanied by great responsibilities towards the international community. We therefore participate as a reliable corporate citizen and partner in the international maritime community.
Ionia Management S.A. is a member of HELMEPA, while most Greek officers are voluntary members, promoting protection of the seas and the environment. Global demand for oil, petroleum products and chemicals has been increasing steadily. Driven by the rapid growth of developing countries, demand is expected to increase further in the future.
Safe Working Environment
Provision of a safe working environment ashore and afloat by encouraging all employees to identify potentially unsafe conditions or practices and undertake corrective measures.
Commitment to protecting and preserving resources, preventing pollution by an environmentally conscious operation of vessels.
Contingency planning to ensure adequate response to pollution incidents.
Continuous improvement of safety management skills of personnel ashore and onboard ships, including preparation for emergencies related both to safety and environmental protection.
Addressing environmental issues in all design and development projects.
Continuous improvement of all processes through review and analysis of available information against stated policies and objectives.
Compliance with mandatory rules and regulations and other requirements to which the Company subscribes.
Cooperation with maritime organizations and government, trade and industry associations to achieve highest standards of safety and preservation of the environment.
The safety of human life and the protection of the environment are primary concerns to Ionia. We are committed to environmental excellence and dedicated to protection of the environment and to the prevention of pollution. Our objective is to provide our clients with an incidentfree service.
Our vision for environmental excellence, energy consumption and safe transportation of oil worldwide is reflected in the implementation of the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Standard. Safety reliability, environmental awareness through the implementation of ISO 9001:2015 and the wider “green” culture entrenched in Ionia’s marine practices, ensure a cost-effective and environmentally friendly provision of services to our clients. Our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and industry standards in terms of environmental awareness, safety and quality objectives.
Thinking “green” – that is the Ionia way.
As part of our effort to upgrade our services to clients, we have introduced a number of advanced integrated IT solutions, hardware technologies and applications, both ashore and onboard vessels. Information technology plays a vital role in the effective and smooth management of our fleet. The target is to increase usage of software technologies in our daily operations and ensure readily processed information.
Thus, we avoid inefficiencies, minimize accidents, manage regulatory changes and achieve proactive maintenance. We have implemented an Information Management System that assists our Company to effectively comply with managerial self-improvement targets and new external regulations.
Continuous improvement in our management practices and operations is achieved, whereas progress is continuously monitored, in line with the modern requirements of our competitive industry, especially after the introduction of Tanker Management Self Assessment (TMSA). We install Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) on all Ionia-managed vessels. This marine navigational system of electronic vector cartography exceeds the demands and requirements of navigation today. The accuracy of the system, along with the immediate update of navigational corrections and charts, improve safety and advance the quality of our services.
In order to enhance the training of our seafarers ashore, we have created an in-house advanced training program using navigational simulators. This enables simulator training and certification of our watch officers, chief officers, captains and pilots serving on vessels under management. The system goes beyond the requirements of IMO STCW 95 Convention and well prepares our seafarers for the duration of their service onboard, while laying the foundations for a paperless navigation in the future.