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Maritime transport is essential to the world's economy. Over 90% of the world's trade is carried by sea, and it is by far the most cost-effective way to collectively move goods and raw materials around the world. A new IMO (International Maritime Organization) regulation, effective as of 2020, pushes the…

Are You Lagging or Leading?

Written by Thursday, 23 February 2017 03:14
You have the bases covered. You’ve instituted a proactive safety program and now everything at your facility is alright now. Except now you have had a serious accident or injury, and your program’s designed to find the culprit and ensure it doesn’t happen again. This is just reactivity! Moving from…
Competitive pressure from mega sites is intense, particularly in the APAC region. In this white paper we look at how the mega sites are spread out across the world. These mega sites have competitive advantages in the form of economies of scale due to their high throughputs. They often have…

Customer Success Story: EPP

Written by Wednesday, 21 December 2016 04:08
Customer Success Story: EPP In the last four years, the largest refinery facility from the Ecuadorian National Oil Company EP Petroecuador, Esmeraldas Refinery, has gone through a major turnaround with the purpose of modernising the facility and implementing the industry's best practices. At the beginning of this decade, EP Petroecuador…

Silos Are Only Good for Farm Commodities

Written by Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:00
How to Remove Silos in your Safety Programmes As a safety professional for many years I’ve always been conflicted by the HSE designations. Immediately this indicates three silos that must be managed. Health refers commonly to wellness programs, safety is the defensive work we do to protect the employees at…

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Maritime transport is essential to the world's economy. Over 90% of the world's trade is carried by sea, and it

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Are You Lagging or Leading? Are You Lagging or Leading?
You have the bases covered. You’ve instituted a proactive safety program and now everything at your facility is alright now.

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