Η επίδραση των νέων περιβαλλοντικών διατάξεων του ΙΜΟ στην διαφοροποίηση του λειτουργικού κόστους μιας ναυτιλιακής εταιρείας
This thesis discusses the contribution of the mandatory ΙΜΟ conventions on maritime safety and pollution prevention for quality management in shipping companies. The IMO provisions will be analyzed, focusing on the environmental segment and their impact on the operating costs of a shipping company. The reduction of accidents at sea is the main purpose of the IMO, which operates in cooperation with the Governments in the area of regulations and practices relating to technical matters of all kinds affecting shipping globally. Also encouraging the adoption of higher standards of safety and efficiency of navigation and pollution prevention as well as compensation of naval requirements are objectives of IMO. This international management standard was adopted by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) in November 1993 to introduce the importance of human factors and safety regulations for commercial vessels worldwide, including requirements for their managing companies. The decision on the enforcement of the ISM Code as well as many other regulations, has caused great inconvenience to all parties involved: the administrations flags, insurance associations, shipping companies themselves, etc. I have decided to deal with maritime safety through the IMO provisions as it is an important global measure for dealing with maritime accidents and for the safety of human life at sea. Importance will be given to the extensive analysis of ISM, ISPS and other relevant provisions such as STCW, MARPOL, SOLAS and similar "conventions" corresponding to IMO international organizations such as ILO (MLC) etc. Questions to be answered are how the above provisions work in practice and should they be implemented by shipping companies? Are the methods finally followed are effective? Finally, whether these provisions affect the operating costs of companies?