InterManager Member company Wilhelmsen Ship Management has been named Shipping Company of the Year in the ICSW International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards.
Tushar Mohile, Head of Marine Personnel for Norwegian-based Wilhelmsen Ship Management received the award from InterManager Secretary General Kuba Szymanski at a ceremony in Geneva on December 12th, the opening night of the International Labour Organisation’s Maritime Labour Convention tripartite meeting.
Mr Mohile said: “We in Wilhemsen Ship Management accept the ICSW Seafarers Welfare Award with pride and humility, and on behalf of our more than 9,700 seafarers who represent us on more than 400 vessels. For us the award is an acknowledgement of our work with governance, training and processes towards our seafaring community. As a third party manager our most valuable asset is the people that we have in our manning pool.”
David Cockcroft, Secretary of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust which also sponsored the awards, said: “Holding this ceremony in the ILO, with implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention very close, is a reminder of the importance of the work all of us are engaged in to provide a safer, healthier and better environment for seafarers.”
Roger Harris, ICSW Executive Director, commented: “I would like to thank all of the seafarers from around the world who continue to work in challenging environments to keep the global economy moving.”