Awards & Affiliations

MLL Receives ISO 27001:2013 Certification from Lloyd’s Register QA

April 2015

MLL received ISO 27001:2013, Information Security Management System certification from the Lloyd’s Register QA. The Lloyd’s Register QA certification, awarded on April 30, 2015 recognizes MLL as meeting all necessary requirements based on ISO 27001:2013 (governance) and ISO 27002:2013 (controls) standards.

MLL Honored with Two Lloyd’s List Awards; Safety and Newsmaker of the Year

February 2014
MLL was awarded the Lloyd’s List Safety Award. The winner of this award exhibits an exceptional commitment to improving safety standards in the shipping industry and demonstrates robust and effective improvements to operations at sea or ashore. Judges looked for examples of safety innovation, investment in safety training and proven reductions to accident rates.

MLL also won Lloyd’s List Newsmaker of the Year Award, due to our role in Captain Phillips by Colombia Pictures. MLL wins for accurately highlighting the risk that the industry deals with every day and for shining a very timely light on the role that our seafarers play in supporting the global economy.

MLL Receives ISO 50001 Certification by ABS

November 2012

MLL received ISO 50001 certification from the American Bureau of Shipping. The ABS certification, awarded on November 9, 2012 recognizes MLL as the first shipping company to be compliant with ISO 50001: 2011, Energy Management Systems. Implementing an energy management system supports reductions in energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and other environmental impacts.

Thirty-nine MLL Vessels Receive Environmental Achievement Award from CSA

November 2012

Thirty-nine vessels operated by MLL were awarded Certificates of Environmental Achievement from Chamber of Shipping of America. All vessels maintained at least a two-year period with no reportable spills, no U.S. Coast Guard citations for violations of MARPOL, no port state citations for violations of MARPOL, and no violations of state/local pollution regulations.

MLL Awarded Corporate Agency Marine Environment Protection Award

November 2012

The North American Marine Environment Protection Agency (NAMEPA) awarded MLL the Corporate Agency Marine Environment Protection Award during an event celebrating their fifth year anniversary. NAMEPA is a nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment. The award was given to MLL in recognition of its efforts to “Save the Sea”, a NAMEPA goal that encourages the maritime industry to practice and promote the protection of the marine environment.

Twenty Eight Vessels Recognized at the Chamber of Shipping of America’s Environmental Achievement Awards

November 2011

Twenty eight vessels received an award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA). To be eligible for an award, a vessel must meet the following criteria for at least a two-year period: no reportable spills, no U.S. Coast Guard citations for violations of MARPOL (the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships), no port state citations for violations of MARPOL, and no violations of state or local pollution regulations.

Fifteen MLL Vessels Receive Devlin Awards

June 2011

Fifteen MLL ships have received the Devlin Award. The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) announced the results of the 2010 Jones F. Devlin Awards for vessels that have operated for at least two years without a seafarer involved in a lost-time injury. These awards allow the U.S. maritime industry to publicly recognize those responsible for safe ship operations.

Eleven MLL Ships Receive Devlin Award for Safety Excellence

June 2010

Eleven of MLL’s vessels recently received Devlin Awards. These awards are given to vessels that have been Lost Time Incident (LTI)-free for two or more years. The USNS EFFECTIVE was among one of the MLL vessels awarded with eight years LTI free. The Drive to Zero continues to play a vital role in being LTI free.

Seventeen MLL Ships Receive Devlin Award for Safety Excellence

June 2009

Several MLL vessels received the Devlin Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA). This award recognizes vessels which have achieved at least two years lost time accident (LTA)-free status through Dec. 31, 2008. CSA established the Jones F. Devlin Award in 1968, and more than 10,000 vessels across the country have received the award since the program began.

MLL Recognized by the Elizabeth River Project for Environmental Efforts

January 2009

MLL achieved Commitment Level status in the River Star Program, which is awarded to companies that achieve significant results in pollution prevention and wildlife habitat enhancement on the Elizabeth River, a tributary of Chesapeake Bay.

The River Star Program prompts government, industry and other facilities to engage in voluntary pollution prevention. MLL has been active in the restoration and preservation of the Elizabeth River, named after Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James I of England. Industrialization and harmful waste products emptied into the river resulted in a massive ecological change whose effects are still felt today. As a result, groups like the Elizabeth River Project are working with community partners to help restore the river. This is MLL’s first “star” in the program, and, with continued environmental efforts, MLL hopes to be recognized at the three-star level.

American Maritime Safety Award

October 2008

MLL was presented with the Responsible Vessel Carrier Award at the Maritime Safety Awards. The award recognized MLL’s proactive commitment to safety, the environment, and maritime regulations.

American Safety, Inc. (AMS), a maritime trade association that facilitates the maritime industry’s compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and international protocols, celebrated its 20th anniversary in Manhattan. The event included a dinner and presentations of the Maritime Safety Awards which recognized companies dedicated to preserving the marine environment and promoting safe vessel navigation, operation, and maritime work practices.

Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Award

November 2007

MLL’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John F. Reinhart was awarded the United Seamen’s Service (USS) high honor — the 38th annual Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Award on Nov. 2, 2007 In New York. “We are proud that the industry has recognized John’s leadership,” said John P. Clancey, Chairman of Maersk Inc. “He has led his business through a strong period of growth with advancements in safety and environmental quality. His commitment to the U.S. maritime industry is unsurpassed,” he continued.

Rapid Response Award

March 2006

The American Salvage Association (ASA) bestowed its Rapid Response Award to Captain Sam Nelson and crew of the JUSTINE FOSS, and to Captain Eric Franzen and crew of MLL’s MV SEALAND COMMITMENT at its Spring Board Meeting, held March 20 at the Connecticut Maritime Association’s (CMA) Shipping 2006 Conference in Stamford, CT. More…

Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Award

November 2004

Two vessels operated by MLL were recently honored at the annual Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) awards dinner in New York.

Both USNS RED CLOUD and USNS SISLER received Honored Seafarer Awards in the form of AOTOS Mariners’ Plaques for their brave efforts to help extinguish the serious fire that occurred aboard another vessel (USNS SHUGHART) while moored at the port of Ash Shuaybah, Kuwait on March 5, 2004. Both vessels responded immediately to the SHUGHART’s calls for assistance.

The plaques that the vessels received read in part “…The crews banded together under difficult conditions and demonstrated a level of heroism that is rarely called upon to successfully prevent a major catastrophe.” Accepting the awards for their vessels were Captain Christopher Begley (USNS RED CLOUD) and Captain David Bobbe (USNS SISLER). Both vessels are Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off (LMSR) vessels operated under contract to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. These vessels carry prepositioned cargo for the U.S. Army, and for the last two years have been actively involved in supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

American Maritime Safety Award

October 2004

MLL received “The American Maritime Safety Award” in recognition and appreciation for the implementation of a successful drug and alcohol awareness program for crew members that perform safety sensitive functions on vessels calling at U.S. ports.

MLL Honors U.S. Mariners

November 2003

Seafarers International Union (SIU)-contracted MLL is presenting more than 700 U.S. Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medals to American mariners. These awards honor mariners who sailed aboard MLL-operated vessels directly supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

They are given in conjunction with the U.S. Maritime Administration, which first authorized the medal for mariners who sailed during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Much of the military cargo used for Operation Iraqi Freedom moved with the help of civilian mariners. Seafarers aboard vessels in MLL’s LMSR and prepositioning fleets, as well as the MAERSK CONSTELLATION and SSG EDWARD A. CARTER transported military equipment, ammunition, and other goods while guarding the safety of their vessels and the cargo on board.

MLL has a large, diverse fleet of U.S.-flag vessels that continue to operate in support of the war effort. “We are extraordinarily proud of these individuals,” said John Reinhart, CEO of MLL. “Their dedication to their work and their country is evident in their performance during a challenging time. It is an honor to be able to present them with this award.” The first 19 medals and certificates were presented at the company’s annual Masters and Chiefs Conference in Norfolk, VA.