Global Standard Achieved

Friday, 8 July, 2011

As a quality driven organisation‚ it‘s imperative for us to strive for a high level of standards…

Mrs. Sian Pairaudeau, Head of Quality Systems

The Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) proudly announces the recent completion of the ISO 9001:2008 certification audits in their George Town and United Kingdom Offices.

MACI’s achievement of ISO 9001:2008 certification‚ is important in maintaining their leadership position in the shipping industry.  International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 is globally regarded as the most comprehensive body of standards on quality management systems and practices and sets the global benchmark in standards of excellence. The certification is designed to re-affirm customer satisfaction with products and services and certifies that a company or organization is applying formalized business processes. It recognizes organizations that can link business objectives with operating effectiveness.

"This is an important milestone for MACI in achieving its world-class status within the shipping industry," commented A. Joel Walton, MACI’s CEO. "The certification to ISO 9001:2008 quality standards is a reiteration of MACI’s commitment to continual improvement, a cornerstone in our journey towards excellence.  The dedication and efforts of the entire MACI staff towards this goal underpins MACI’s unwavering commitment and ongoing pledge to customers to provide only world-class quality products and services."

Mrs. Sian Pairaudeau, Head of Quality Systems, said‚ "As a quality driven organisation‚ it‘s imperative for us to strive for a high level of standards in accordance to the ever changing business environment and clients’ business needs. Our current ISO 9001:2008 standard stands testimony to the fact that the excellence culture has been deeply rooted into MACI."

MACI’s accreditation status was awarded after a rigorous evaluation by BSI Management Systems on all the aspects of MACI’s management systems and business operations. The scope of the certification covered ship mortgage registration; advisory and marine survey and audit services; Cayman’s marine pollution prevention; maritime safety and security; seafarers’ welfare obligations under international conventions and codes and Cayman legislation for Cayman-flagged vessels; Port State Control for foreign-flagged vessels entering Cayman Islands ports and Casualty Investigation activities in relation to Cayman-flagged vessels.