An Engineering, Quality and Environmental Manager for the group with extensive experience at Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea. He began his professional career with an internship as a Naval Engineer in Technical Management. This opportunity allowed him to grow and develop professionally by performing various roles within the department.  

What has it been like to develop your professional career at Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea? How did you begin?    

I began with a scholarship programme at the engineering department in Technical Management. After this experience, I joined the vessel maintenance and repair department as a technician. I was then given the opportunity to take on a position as an auditor of the Safety Management System, which I performed alongside my role as DPA for the Trasmediterránea Cyprus-flag vessels. Since 2019, I have worked as an Engineering, Quality and Environmental Manager.  

What challenges do you face in the Quality and Environmental Department? What is your primary objective?    

My main objective is to implement quality procedures throughout the group, ensuring that the action plan is consistent everywhere. To do this, I need to collaborate with all the different departments, which can be hard work. This is a major project for us and to help us achieve it we have relied on the support from Trasmediterránea’s Quality System since 2012.  

The maritime transport sector is undergoing a major transformation towards a more sustainable future. As a shipping line, how can we respond to this situation?    

The Fit for 55 proposals from the EU and the new amendments to the Marpol Convention (IMO) will introduce changes to operations within the shipping line and new compliance measures. All of this will involve a lot of hard work and significant investment.  

We are now immersed in the implementation of part 3 of the energy efficiency plans on the ships. This includes developing a specific method to calculate the operational carbon intensity index and establishing targets to reach from both a technical and operational standpoint (reduce speeds, better route planning, connectivity of ships to port, etc.).  

What do you most appreciate about working for Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea?  

What I appreciate most about working at Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea is being part of a prestigious company in the naval sector with a great history, where experience is transferred from person to person, consolidating in-depth knowledge within the organisation. I’m grateful for the opportunity that has been given to me and for the support of the fleet, which has enabled me to develop a more operational vision of the shipping line.

Marta Lopez