Continuous Improvement at IMS

Inland Marine Service strives to perfect our safety and environmental programs through frequent evaluations to determine their efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility.

First and foremost, the advances we make in improving our safety and environmental programs benefits our coworkers and the environment. Secondly, our customers benefit from having well-managed vessels with high standards of safety and well-maintained vessels.

Small to mid-size companies enjoy the many resources provided by IMS to provide turn-key compliance that provide large cost savings.
Our large corporate accounts enjoy the benefits of stability, fixed costs and the assurance that stringent compliance standards are being met.

Best practice processes evolve and IMS will continually adapt and evolve as well!

Safety at IMS

A high priority and significant objective of IMS is to provide each employee with a safe and healthful work environment. All coworkers must assume individual responsibility to perform their duties in the safest and most efficient manner possible. IMS management is responsible for establishing and enforcing reasonable policies to the best of its abilities. To see that every coworker carries out their duties in the safest and most efficient manner possible, and providing the necessary and appropriate equipment and supervision to accomplish the tasks.

  • IMS Complies with US Coast Guard safety regulations (CFRs)
  • Establishes and follows IMS safety rules
  • Attend specialized training, receive OJT, practice, and stay alert
  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate risk daily
  • Respond to accidents

We do the above to ensure:

  • Our crews don’t get hurt and get home to their families unharmed
  • Our visitors, guests, and passengers stay safe
  • Other people on or near the river stay safe
  • We respond to accidents efficiently and effectively, miinimizing injury
  • Our customers remain satisfied and content
  • Federal/State Govt. do not become concerned
  • Environmental Stewardship at IMS

At Inland Marine Service, Inc. we make the marine environment a priority and try to minimize our impact on it by complying with ALL applicable environmental laws and regulations. We also prepare and conduct specialized training relating to emergency preparedness. Our goal is to not only do the above, we strive to reduce/minimize onboard waste and harmful emissions.
IMS routinely conducts environmental inspections to ensure the following:

  • We do not pollute the air
  • Our waterways remain clean
  • Future generations can enjoy our river systems
  • Our pilots, crews, and passengers stay safe from environmental toxins
  • Our customers remain satisfied and content
  • Federal/state govt. do not Become concerned

Inland Marine Service, Inc. recognizes the importance of efficiently meeting the waterborne transportation needs of the Unites States in an environmentally sound manner while protecting the health and safety of our coworkers, passengers and public. The management and coworkers of IMS are committed to continuously improving the compatibility of our operations with the environment.