On Friday last, we celebrated the “Day of the Seafarer”. At Portia, we would like to thank all Seafarers for their round the clock hard work and dedication that drives the global economy.
Shipping carries more than 90% of world trade. Almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly affected by sea transport. Making all of this possible every day, across the seven seas and in thousands of ports worldwide are the 1.6 million seafarers; most often going unseen.
These seafarers are responsible for operations on many different ships and an even greater variety of cargo; from the shoes that we wear and the food that we eat to complex chemicals and oil and gas which powers nations. The safety and wellbeing of all seafarers should be the main priority for the entire shipping industry. Seafarers dedicate themselves to life at sea, away from home, doing work that can often be challenging, lonely and even dangerous.
At Portia Management Services Ltd., we recognise the commitment of Seafarers and we want to ensure they always remain safe on the job. We offer a wide range of safety training courses for all shipping and port operations. Safety training plays a major role in any shipping or port activity with regular courses being required to update employers and employees on new prevention and response techniques.