Monjasa appoints DNV GL ahead of 2020 sulphur cap

DNV GL named as external auditor as bunker firm prepares for sulphur cap implementation.

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Updated on 23 May 2018 00:12 GMT

Bunker firm Monjasa has appointed global quality assurance and risk management specialist DNV GL as its new external auditor.

Since Monjasa's first certification process in 2014, Bureau Veritas has conducted the external audits across the group. However, this year Monjasa has decided to transfer its ISO certificates to DNV GL.

Explaining the reason for the decision, Monjasa said: "The Monjasa Group decided to change auditors because we were presented with a dynamic partnership model for auditing across our global organisation.

"Also, following four years with solid cooperation with Bureau Veritas, the time is right to explore new learning opportunities and to further improve."

Monjasa was the first bunker company to obtain combined ISO certifications in quality management (ISO 9001), environmental management (ISO 14001) and occupational health and safety management (OHSAS 18001). And the company recently told Bunker Index that it has continually looked at ways of improving its internal policies since securing its first ISO certification in 2014.

The move to appoint DNV GL also comes just over 19 months before the implementation of the global 0.5 percent cap on fuel sulphur content, with Monjasa already in the process of commencing discussions with suppliers and customers regarding quality.

"With everyone in the shipping industry busy preparing for IMO's 2020 Global Sulphur Cap, the importance of quality management from sourcing to delivery is only going to increase. In our day-to-day business, our ISO certified management systems allow us to start a dialogue with our suppliers and customers around quality and to document our efforts and progress," explained Group COO, Svend Molholt.