Quality and Efficiency
CSM has risen to become a leading force in the ship management field by adhering to an unequivocal commitment to quality and efficiency and providing totally customised modular services to satisfy each client’s requirements. The company is respected for its pioneering efforts in the implementation of safety of life at sea and safe ship and cargo operations as well as being a leader in the fight against pollution and other environmental hazards. We believe in establishing long-lasting relationships with our clients, partners, crew and employees, treating each other with respect, providing fully transparent services and operating with integrity.
Our robust Management System has been designed and was established to comply with all industry mandatory requirements, as well as with various ISO standards on a voluntary basis. It provides an efficient framework to achieve the company’s objectives and continuously improve our performance.
Through our focus on continuous improvement, we are able to provide tailored services which ensure cost-optimised solutions for all our valued clients and their vessels under management.
By adhering to best industry practices, Columbia operates its fleet with maximum efficiency for an uninterrupted performance. Crew competence coupled with a strong safety culture makes us leaders in retention rates of employees and seagoing personnel.
Company commitment to excellence and continuous improvement together with our expertise
and passion has earned us a reputation as a worldwide top-quality ship manager.
To be a leading international provider of ship management and maritime services.
To keep our customers fully satisfied by managing and operating their ships to the highest levels of quality, safety, environmental friendliness, energy efficiency and economy, in accordance with their needs and expectations and in full compliance with international and national legislation, as well as other industry standards and guidelines, fully committed to zero accidents, zero losses, no harm to the environment and reduction in permitted emissions, and fully recognising the vital importance of all our employees, ashore and onboard, in achieving this Mission.
‘I CARE’ is the commitment adopted by the company to live by our core values, vision, mission, policies and procedures and to apply these principles in everything we do. ‘I CARE’ is a philosophy, the foundation stone that each single individual under Columbia Shipmanagement employment (top-down and bottom-up) needs to understand, acknowledge and live by.
This Policy Statement is approved by the Company’s Top Management and is applicable to all Company’s employees, ashore and onboard ships. The Company is committed to communicating this Policy Statement to all employees, to any contractors working with or on behalf of the Company and to the public. The Company is further committed to providing all necessary resources for the implementation of this policy towards compliance of the Company’s Management System. This Policy Statement is subject to annual review by the Top Management for continued suitability.
In line with the Policy Statement, the objective of Columbia Shipmanagement is to provide the customer with competent, safe, environmentally sound and cost-optimised services. We are committed to managing Health, Safety, Energy and Environmental matters as an integral part of excellence in the management and operation of ships.
The reference standards for this integrated approach are:
International Safety Management (ISM) Code
DOC’s for all vessels type under 13 registry flags
ISO 9001:2015 Certificate
ISO 14001:2015 Certificate
ISO 50001:2011 Certificate
ISO 45001:2018 Certificate
Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service Certificate
The following principles are the core of the company´s management system:
Safe ship operation, protection and conservation of the environment
Providing the highest quality services to our customers
Providing services that satisfy internationally recognized management standards
Performance of all processes and activities in a controlled manner
Columbia places high importance on conservation and protection of the environment.
The company will ensure that every aspect of its activities is conducted in accordance
with our sound environmental practices.