We strive to provide outstanding long-term performance, service and a comprehensive suite of commercial services solutions, including Chartering, Sale & Purchase, Operations, Insurance & Claims handling, to our principals. The Transportation of Commodities in Bulk and related activities have formed our primary business. Representation in the major global shipping hubs together with established presence and wide industry network enable us to engage the Dry Bulk markets effectively and continuously worldwide. We regularly transact with a wide variety of industry participants from international operators to commodity traders.
The operations team supports the officers and crew onboard to execute the voyage safely and efficiently; monitoring and paying port dues; procuring high-quality bunkers in an economical manner, and collecting the freight and other revenue pursuant to the charter parties. It also provides in-depth monitoring and handling of any type of claims, including demurrage, deviation, cargo claims, crew claims etc.
We ensure that all vessels in the fleet are adequately covered against marine perils and risks as well as third party liabilities. Keeping abreast of the ever-changing Insurance market, our team is able to obtain the most economical quotations for hull and machinery and P&I cover.
Experienced and qualified superintendent engineers work around the clock to ensure that the vessels are in operational readiness at all times without compromising any Classification rules, Flag State requirements, Governmental laws, Charterers' standards or other environmental regulations. Latest technology business systems support the technical team to constantly monitor the efficiency of the vessel, identify areas for improvement, conduct feasibility studies, and take action to optimize vessel performance. Repairs are identified and carried out promptly and efficiently, to minimize off-hire periods and ensure the safe operation of the vessel.
Our purchasing team ensures that procurement of stores and spare parts is undertaken effectively to meet the high-quality fleet requirements while managing associated costs.
SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT
One of the best ways we can provide our customers with the highest level of service is through a well-maintained fleet operated by experienced officers and crews. We are committed to a philosophy of continual improvement throughout ship and office operations and providing our mariners a safe, high quality place to work in an environment where they can thrive professionally. Our safety and compliance culture continues to grow within our fleet, a reflection of the leadership and commitment displayed every day by our senior officers and office staff.
Environmental stewardship is integral to Moderna's corporate culture, fleet operations and safety management system. We seek to comply with all applicable rules and regulations and where possible in some environmental programs and procedures, to exceed the required standards of compliance. As a responsible company, we acknowledge the worldwide concern about atmospheric pollution. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations at sea, land and air. Moderna's environmental risk management program, policies and procedures are centred on waste, emissions and water management, reducing energy consumption, recycling and meeting or exceeding compliance with regulatory requirements.
Through emergency response drills and exercises, we strive to ensure both sea and shore staff are properly trained and prepared in environmental incident reporting procedures, activation of the Company's emergency response plans and compliance with all international laws and regulations. The Company conducts regular fleet drills and fleet management office drills.
Seafarer training and education is an important component of our safety and environmental program. Training leads to increased competence and retention, which, in turn, can improve the performance of our seafarers, increase productivity and reduce accidents, incidents and casualties.
Our officers and crew receive training through accredited training facilities. Officer conferences are held bi-annually, providing an effective means for training on Company policies and procedures as well as sharing best practices and areas for improvement. This approach enables our mariners to enhance their skills and to pursue a long-term career with the Company. We endeavour to provide comprehensive education and training programs so that our sea staff can meet statutory and mandatory training requirements and have the opportunity to advance their careers.