We are the first port authority in the world to receive this certificate as recognition of the professional management of all the assets we are responsible for.
(PRWEB UK) 10 June 2013
Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) has recently certified the Rotterdam Port Authority (RPA) to PAS55 (asset management). The certificate was presented to RPA’s Mr Ronald Paul by Peter Cornelissen - LRQA Business Centre Manager, Rotterdam. LRQA has worked together with colleagues in both LR Transportation and LR Energy who have provided valuable expertise throughout the whole certification process.
The aim of the Port of Rotterdam Authority is to enhance the port’s competitive position as a logistics hub and world-class industrial complex - not only in terms of size, but also relative to quality. The core tasks of the Port Authority are to develop, manage and run the port in a sustainable way and to maintain a speedy and safe service for shipping. Port of Rotterdam Authority has around 1,200 employees and an annual turnover of approximately € 600 million.
Mr Paul stated “We are the first port authority in the world to receive this certificate as recognition of the professional management of all the assets we are responsible for. We are very proud of this achievement as we are a complex organisation with a wide variety of assets in our portfolio.” Paul went on to list these assets which include;
- 62 km of quay
- 155 km of river banks
- 50 engineering structures
- 104 piers
- 360 hectares covering RPA’s roads
- 363 hectares of pipeline infrastructure and
- 43 measurement infrastructures
“Strategic Asset management is extremely important for the Rotterdam Port Authority, and the audits LRQA performs help us to become increasingly effective and efficient in maintaining our key assets,” summarised RPA’s Paul.