RightShip wins Prime Minister’s award
Each year, 12 Australian export winners are announced, but only the best company wins the Prime Minister’s award–considered the ultimate accolade for an Australian company conducting business internationally.
RightShip, owned equally by BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto Shipping, and Cargill Ocean Transport, is a ship vetting company which helps exporters get their products safely from one part of the world to another.
AMSA has, for more than a decade, worked cooperatively with Rightship Pty Ltd, given the common aim of our respective organisations to ensure that a high standard of shipping is chartered for the Australian trades. AMSA and Rightship routinely share data on ship inspection outcomes and have also cooperated in relation to statistical analyses of the probability of individual ships being found to be unseaworthy. The significant contribution by Rightship Pty Ltd in assisting charterers to select high quality ships has resulted in the company’s expansion in recent years into the main international centres for shipping, providing assessments to a wide range of clients in all continents on the merits of a high proportion of the world’s commercial bulk cargo fleet.
The Australian Export Award judges were very impressed with RightShip’s work. For exporting to be successful, they said, the transit of goods has to take place without losses of product, labour, ships, or damage to the environment and RightShip makes a ‘real’ contribution in this regard.
“They are maritime solution providers around the world. They are supply chain solution providers. And they are risk managers that customers are willing to pay for,” the judges said.