We’ve been awarded ISO9001 accreditation

We’re excited to announce that Origin has achieved the internationally recognised ISO9001 certification for Quality Management Systems. This independent assessment was conducted by the leading certification body, ACS Registrars, and demonstrates our commitment to customer service and quality in delivery.

We take great pride as a team and aim at all times to be the best at what we do. ISO9001 was first introduced in 1987 and requires organisations to demonstrate that they do what they say they do and that they have a quality management system in place to ensure consistency and improvement.

 

The world’s largest vessel – The Maersk Triple E Class

The world’s largest ship is entering its final stage of construction, and is due to go into active service later this year. At 400-metre long and 165,000 tonnes, the Triple E is will be able to carry 18,000 TEU, 12% more cargo than its nearest rival the CMA CGM Marco Polo, which is currently the largest ship in operation at 16,020 TEU. Building the vessel has been a mammoth undertaking, which this astonishing time-lapse video captures:

“Triple E” stands for the philosophy behind the vessel – Economy of scale, Energy efficiency and Environmental improvement. The increased capacity, along with re-designed engines and a slower maximum speed of 23 knots, mean that the carbon footprint per container will be reduced by 50%.

However, some industry critics are pointing out that the Triple E will be too large to dock in all but a few ports, and that the environmental and economic savings can only be gained when it is fully loaded. Due to the disparity in import and export volumes between Europe and the Far East, many ships sailing this trade route leave Europe with a significant proportion of empty containers. Maersk is counting on container trade growing at a rate of 5 – 6 % year on year in order to recoup the company’s investment in the new vessel. It remains to be seen whether the gamble will pay off.

East to West Coast Scotland

Did you know, every week we handle & deliver wind turbine parts for the wind farms of Campbeltown, Scotland? The loads themselves can measure anything up to 5m wide and 21m long, and weigh up to 40 tonnes! The extreme winter conditions also bring their share of problems, such as flash floods, landslides, and most recently 15ft-high snow drifts which at their peak left over 5,000 homes and businesses without power and cut off from the outside world.

Despite these harsh, unforgiving conditions we always get the job done! Get in touch to find out how we can get the job done for you by calling 0161 492 1772 to speak to one of our project logistics experts.