Empowering Crew and Recognising the True Value of the Seafaring Community
There have been a number of articles in recent times about how crew members are undervalued and underappreciated. While hospital staff were rightly lauded for their amazing dedication during the COVID pandemic, very little was written about the work that seafarers did to keep global supply chains moving.
There were calls for seafarers to be recognized as key workers yet governments were slow to react when support for crew was needed most and a huge crew change crisis ensued…Read more
Restore & Maintain Ocean Health – Post Pandemic
Today it is estimated that 5 trillion pieces of plastic litter our oceans, including bottles, bags, fishing wire and straws, with the average person generating 84 kg of plastic waste per year.
Inevitably this plastic enters the food chain with a recent study*revealing that humans consume about 5 grams of microplastic a week, equivalent to one credit card.
Every year, millions more tons of plastic enter our oceans primarily from rivers and water…Read more
Change Management – How ShipMoney Onboards its Digital Payments System
I’ve been managing the onboarding process for new clients of ShipMoney’s crew payroll programme for nearly five years.
The programme is designed to simplify how crew members get paid by their employers including ship managers, ship owners and crewing agents and that gives maritime companies greater control when disbursing their funds…Read more
What is Fintech and how has it changed the financial services landscape?
The rise of fintechs, short for financial technology and the digitalization of the financial services sector has had a huge impact from challenging the high street bank model to revolutionizing international remittances.
The digital revolution has changed the way payments are carried out, which has recently been accelerated by COVID-19. Technology is making it simpler to move money from one account to another and today’s landscape is very competitive with traditional banks…Read more