The European Union (EU) issued a directive in 1996 to ensure the quality of equipment on board seafaring vessels. This directive (Marine Equipment Directive 96/98/EC) applies to the following areas: rescue equipment, fire protection and protection of the marine environment.
Marine equipment that is supposed to be deployed on ships must be approved by a designated authority (in our case: the trade association’s Ship Safety Division) following an EC-conformity assessment procedure before it can be brought on board seafaring vessels or installed on them. Following certification, this equipment must be marked with the symbol of a ship’s wheel, representing conformity, the identification number of the designated authority (Ship Safety Division = 0736) and the last two digits of the year of manufacture. At regular, defined intervals, ship equipment that has already been approved must also undergo the conformity procedure again.
A mutual recognition agreement (MRA) relating to tests and approvals has been in place between the EU and the USA since 2004 in line with Directive 96/98/EC. The ship’s equipment to which this agreement applies is listed. In the USA, the assessment procedure is carried out by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Since 1989, Dauerflora has been providing individual solutions for professional and creative greening designs. Besides well-known cruise liners such as the AIDA, the Celebrity and Mein Schiff (TUI Cruises), large shopping centres and shops, prestigious hotels such as the Maritim, as well as clinics, retirement homes and office facilities are also among our customers.
DAUERFLORA's range comprises a vast selection of live plants, artificial plants and preserved plants, as well as planters, furniture, LEDs and accessories. In addition to advice, planning and implementation of individual greening concepts, DAUERFLORA also offers comprehensive services such as plant maintenance, customer-friendly leasing, and storage and reconditioning of seasonal decoration.
The two managing directors, Barbara Bressem and Dirk Ebeling, have made DAUERFLORA into what it is today: a successful and creative greening design company with global operations. With branches in Hamburg, Dania Beach/Florida and a representative office in Asia Pacific, DAUERFLORA provides support for customers all over the world with immense success.
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