Westwood Shipping Lines is committed to provide a “Safety First Commitment” that ensures compliance with mandatory rules, regulations, and customer requirements. The system takes into account the applicable codes, guidelines, and standards recommended by the organization(s), administration(s), classification societies, and maritime industry organizations.

It supports consistent operations and excellence in ship management, health, safety, and environmental performance through the active participation and support of all employees and committed leadership.


In line with customer and the Company’s requirements, our objective is to implement and maintain the procedures, processes and systems necessary that:

Maximize Safety

Our Personnel
Our Ships
The Cargo
The Environment

Maximize Vessel Reliability

Maintain WSL vessels in the highest state of readiness to meet customer requirements
Maintain vessel mechanical capability and reliability to the highest standards
Employ well trained and competent crews

Maximize Cost Efficiency

Simplify the procedures and processes necessary to meet Company objectives
Recognize and manage risk
Spend what is necessary to meet Company safety and reliability objectives

Meet Our Objectives

Completion of these standards of management is measured by the following:

Active Participation of all employees and contractors
WSL Safety Program Effectiveness Review
Supplier Safety Management Program External Audit and Review
Annual Safety Conference with Suppliers and Contractors
Formalized Safety Reporting and Review Process
Regular Safety meetings, Communications, and Recognition
Robust Near miss/hazardous condition reporting, analysis and resolution