Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC (d/b/a ShipMoney), a global, industry-leading provider
of payment solutions for maritime companies, has signed up to the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change.
ShipMoney joins a growing list of prestigious maritime companies and organisations that share the objective of helping to resolve the crisis of seafarers stranded at sea, a situation which is impacting their mental health and ability to work safely.
The Neptune Declaration sets out specific goals to facilitate crew changes. Central to this is getting countries around the world to recognize seafarers as key workers, allowing them priority access to COVID-19 vaccinations and setting up flights between principal seafarer maritime hubs.
Addressing why he decided to endorse the declaration, ShipMoney’s founder and president, Stuart Ostrow, said:
“Our company mantra states: ‘It’s ALL about the crew. They work for our clients and we work for them.’ These are more than mere words; they represent a fundamental belief system ingrained in our corporate DNA. The opportunity to join forces with the industry and participate in this critical initiative to elicit concerted global action was one we could not pass up. We are hopeful that by acting as one our collective voice will be heard.”
Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC (d/b/a ShipMoney) is an industry-leading provider of payment solutions for maritime companies throughout the world, facilitating crew payroll payments, international corporate remittances, network payments, money transfers, mobile top-ups, payroll advances, onboard expenses and all other forms of shoreside and onboard payments. The founder of ShipMoney, Stuart Ostrow, was directly responsible for, and instrumental in the initial development of prepaid payment programs for the cruise line industry. ShipMoney is the second generation of that endeavor. ShipMoney is an operating subsidiary of Global Technology Partners, LLC. GTP is one of the largest international prepaid payment processors in the world providing services and programs in over 30 countries.