Color Line is delighted with the consulting assistance from Aeger Group. They master all levels operationally and strategically and are proactive in their approach. Their broad experience added relevant professional weight and responsibility to the audit of Color Line's preparedness - Frode Hansen, Executive Vice President Sales and marketing.
Color Line AS is one of Europe's leading shipping companies in European short sea shipping. The company has a fleet of seven ships. It operates four international routes between seven ports in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, with cruises on the route between Oslo and Kiel, transport on the routes between Larvik and Kristiansand to Hirtshals, and transport and shopping on the route between Sandefjord and Strømstad.In 2017, Color Line decided to revise all parts of the contingency plan for land employees over a two-year period. The purpose was to ensure the quality of the emergency preparedness organization, competence, routines, processes and system utilization.
Safety and emergency preparedness are an integral part of Color Line's operations at all levels of the organization.
Color Line engaged Aeger Group AS to assist with cutting-edge expertise, project coordination, preparation of contingency plans and tactical implementation of exercises. Aeger Group contributed in particular in the following areas:- Contingency planning at an operational, tactical and strategic level.- Systematic and holistic approach to emergency preparedness training and exercises. Understanding the public sector's responsibility and organization in the event of significant accidents and facilitating interaction between private companies and public agencies in emergencies.- Active partnership and development of solutions the customer must be able to manage themselves. Part of the assignment was to facilitate a learning emergency preparedness organization based on continuous improvement.
Establishing world-class preparedness!
The unique thing about Color Line is that they have several thousand passengers (guests) on the ships, and they must have a robust contingency to handle substantial incidents. Color Line Marine AS (CLM) is Color Line's maritime operating company (ISM code company) responsible for ensuring that maritime operations are carried out following current legislation and requirements. Safety on board and at the terminals is assured. This also includes preventing situations that could cause damage to life, health and the environment. The ships and the CLM contingency group on land practice regularly follow legal requirements. Reporting and causation of incidents are constantly being improved. The company gains better insight into the dangers of operations, and the company can implement preventive measures to avoid undesirable incidents.
The entire Aeger Group's total competence base and experience assist Colour Line's emergency preparedness work. Jahn-Helge Flesvik has led this work from Aeger Group's side and has played on the collective knowledge that the company possesses. If you want to read more about Jahn-Helge's expertise, you can look here
Color Line AS is one of Europe's leading shipping companies in European short sea shipping. The company has a fleet of seven ships. It operates four international routes between seven ports in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, with cruises on the route between Oslo and Kiel, transport on the routes between Larvik and Kristiansand to Hirtshals, and transport and shopping on the route between Sandefjord and Strømstad.In addition to passenger and freight transport, Color Line runs conferences and fairs, hotel operations, restaurants, shops, entertainment and tour production. The company employs approximately 2,400 person-years in four countries. Today, it is the only shipping company in the international passenger and freight traffic in regular traffic to and from Norway, with ships registered in the Norwegian Ship Register and with Norwegian ownership and Norwegian head office. Color Line carries almost four million passengers annually. In addition, approx. One hundred eighty thousand freight units are transported, which corresponds to approx one hundred thirty thousand lorries make up, for example, around 13 per cent of the number of trailers that pass Svinesund annually on the border between Norway and Sweden.