The ship repair activities have shown a significant increase in all types of repairs and installations. Typically most activities occur onboard cruise vessels, however during 2019, IMS experienced a positive increase in repair inquiries onboard commercial ships such as LNG and Car carriers. The overall activity level of 2019 exceeded the budgeted amount combine with a strong order book for first quarter of 2020.
Another segment that is showing an increase is the FPSO/FSO type of installations. Activities here are primarily steel and coating projects.
With the strong outlook for 2020, IMS’s key focus as always is on safety, health and well being, protection of the environment and properties. 2019 was completed with zero lost time injuries, a result we believe is directly attributed to a risk analysis review carried out for each and every job task assigned to IMS. This is also a result of the in-house e-learning safety training given to every IMS worker.
We believe that keeping safety always on the forefront, it becomes part of our culture, thus enabling all of us to always be aware of our surroundings and manage the risk that is always present.
The adherence to the ISO quality management system is the foundation to our day to day operation. It guides us to do the right thing, it helps us to continuously improve, it works.
We have come a long way, but see no time to rest. We will continue to provide the best service possible to our clients, we will continue to further develop the strong safety culture that exist among us, we will do our utmost to earn our clients total satisfaction.
To the key office people behind the scenes, to the workers, full time and part time, thank you all for your good work, your respect of others, your loyalty to IMS and your respectful relationship to our client’s Superintendents and ship’s Officers and Crew.