P & O offices receive quality certificate
P & O Containers' offices in Hamburg, Bremen and Frankfurt have received a ISO 9002 certificate from Lloyd's Register for Quality Assurance (LRQA).
They are the first deep-sea international transportation operators in Germany to obtain this quality assurance award under ISO 9002 system.
The quality assurance programme has also been extended to P & O Containers' other offices in Bremerhaven, Dusseldorf and Berlin. They are expected to receive LRQA approval this month.
The company said its offices in Stuttgart, Munich and Nuremburg will be assessed by the end of the year.
ISO 9002 certification includes the entire organisation, from management and administration to the import and export departments as well as finance and data processing.
P & O Containers' UK offices have already received quality assurance certification.
It is expected that the offices in Belgium, France and Netherlands will receive ISO 9002 certification this year.
In a related development, Pt Pandocon Lestarindo has been appointed sole agent in Indonesia responsible for all the trade routes provided by P & O Containers.
The Jakarta-based company has branch offices in Surabaya, Medan, Bandung, Teluk Betung (Panjang), Tanjung Priok (Jakarta Port), Palembang and sub-agents in a wide range of Indonesian ports including Semarang, Ujung Pandang and Banjarmasin.
Frequent reliable feeder services operating from the port of Singapore connect with the main line vessels sailing to and from Europe, North America, East Africa, Red Sea, the Arabian Gulf ports and Iran, New Zealand, South Asia and serve all the key ports throughout Indonesia.
Pandocon also acts as agents for Australia Straits Container Line (ASCL) in Indonesia.
ASCL, operating as a member of the ANRO Consortium, provides a direct weekly service from Australia to Jakarta.