Hong Kong-headquartered ship manager Wallem Group took the Shipping Company of the Year Award at the International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland.
The awards honour those who have offered exceptional levels of welfare services and facilities to seafarers. The International Labour Organization hosted the ceremony, which took place after the third meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee of the MLC, 2006.
The award was given to Wallem for providing exceptional welfare services and facilities to seafarers.
Wallem previously won the Shipping Company of the Year award in 2014 for its strong support of seafarers’ families as well as excellent on-board communications provision. Since its previous win, Wallem has implemented a Wellness at Sea Programme for all seafarers and continued to improve on-board communications among other new initiatives aimed at benefitting seafarers.
Wallem’s business development manager for Europe, Tomas Langgård proudly accepted the award on behalf of Wallem Ship Management. The award was presented by Greg Vines, ILOS’s deputy director-general for Management and Reform and by Rob Austin, Garrets International’s director of client management, who sponsored the award.