Safety First

Keystone Shipping takes pride in accident prevention through a system of near-miss reporting, risk assessment, and recognition of safety hazards, before starting any job. Keystone’s safety standards meet or exceed all industry and government requirements, and safety compliance is a key part of the Company’s work culture. Responsibility for safety is shared by all personnel. Every individual is empowered with stop work authority – “when you see something, say something,” is more than a slogan. It is embedded into our culture.

Quality Assurance

As a leader in the shipping industry for many decades, Keystone believes Quality Assurance is critical for both the safety of our crews and the attainment of high customer service standards.

Preventive maintenance is a constant obsession at Keystone, and we strive to employ the latest performance-enhancing technologies and Best Practices from throughout the maritime industry.

Environmental Stewardship

Keystone is committed to the belief that protecting our natural heritage, and maintaining a safe and clean environment, is a responsibility shared by everyone.

Our focus on quality operations has enabled Keystone to safely transport cargo through some of the most sensitive environmental regions, including Alaska, and the U.S. Great Lakes, among others.

The nature of our business demands constant vigilance to avoid pollution to the marine environment. Our strategy is to remain always at the forefront of environmental safety and technology, and to view even the most minor incidents as areas for significant improvement. This mindset and culture has resulted in many Keystone vessels operating for a decade or more without a lost-time accident.

Safe work practices, quality operations and environmental stewardship, are the cornerstones of Keystone Shipping.  In pursuit of our goal of flawless operations, Keystone adheres to the standards of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, to ensure the highest quality of shoreside service and shipboard practice, are followed.

Keystone Shipping News & Announcements

At Keystone Shipping we are proud of our accomplishments. Our unwavering dedication to excellence has allowed us to thrive and excel in the maritime community.

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Fall Safety Line – 2018

The fall issue of the Safety Line from Keystone Shipping is here!  We touch on Hurricane Florence, 2018 Boat of the Year nominations, and more! Read the full 2018 Fall Safety Line.

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Summer Safety Line – 2018

The summer issue of Keystone Shipping’s Safety Line Newsletter is here, with a retirement tribute to Mr. Rod Neale, a highlight of one of our “Faces of the Fleet”, and a report on Operation Nautical Horizon. Read the full 2018 Summer Safety Line.

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Nurturing the Passions of a Pint Sized Boatnerd

Key Lakes deck officer Ellora Martin meets a young female maritime enthusiast to help inspire passions of a career in maritime on the Great Lakes. Read the full article in the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Spring Magazine.

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