We at ESL take safety issues seriously. ESL Shipping’s operations and all of its vessels are certified in accordance with the International Maritime Organization’s International Safety Management (ISM) code, which provides an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention. This certificate is re-validated annually.
In addition, ESL Shipping holds the document of compliance from Finnish Transport Safety Authority indicating the compliance with the International Convention of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974.
All our ships are ice-strengthened and fitted with thrusters, which improve maneuverability of the vessels. ESL Shipping’s own vessels sail under the Finnish flag and mainly with a Finnish crew.
Trafi develops the safety of the transport system, promotes environmentally friendly transport solutions and is responsible for transport system regulatory duties.