Salvo Grima Group welcomes Service Dog Quincy

Salvo Grima Group welcomed an unusual visitor on 18th April, as Quincy, the service dog sponsored by Salvo Grima’s charity fund committee was brought to the Group headquarters.  

Quincy is a young Golden Retriever who is being trained by the Service Dogs Malta Foundation to provide support to children with autism, helping them overcome some of the difficulties they encounter on a day-to-day basis.

On the day, Salvo Grima colleagues were able to obtain more information on service dogs, meet their trainers and bond with Quincy, who is due to graduate as a fully-fledged service dog this summer. The event was also attended by Service Dogs Malta Foundation President, Mr Joseph Stafrace and other team members who gave some interesting background on the foundation and its services.

Information on the Service Dogs Malta Foundation can be found here

No Twelve hits the airwaves on Superyacht Radio

No Twelve Fine Wines and Provisions hit the airwaves this month as part of an interview feature transmitted by Superyacht Radio , the global digital radio station for the yachting community.

Andrew Azzopardi, General Manager of No Twelve Fine Wines and Provisions was invited to participate in the Overboard Show, hosted by top presenter Rhea at their studios in Palma de Mallorca.

The interview focused on the specialised service provided by No Twelve, together with Andrew’s experience of working with celebrity clients.

Number Twelve is an associate of Salvo Grima Group.

Commitment towards less pollution for international shipping

This year, governments worldwide are being urged to take concrete steps towards reducing pollution from international shipping.

The whole world would be watching the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2018, looking for something of real substance when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim pointed out.

“[2018] really will be a time when the world will expect IMO Member States to deliver a clear vision as the first stage of the approved roadmap. I urge you, be bold; set ambitious goals that really will make a difference. You have a real opportunity here to do something of lasting significance. Make the most of it,” Lim said while speaking at the 30th Assembly session at IMO Headquarters in London.

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is set to adopt an initial Green House Gas reduction strategy in April 2018.

Credit: World Maritime News

Cruise passenger arrivals in Valletta increase by 7%

Over 670,100 cruise passenger arrivals were recorded in Valletta over 2017, an increase of 7 per cent compared to 2016, according to statistics reported in the Times of Malta. There were 342 cruise liner calls in 2017, with an average 1,959 passengers per vessel, compared to 316 calls and an average 1,981 passengers per vessel in 2016.

70.7 per cent of the visitors came from EU member states. The biggest increase was recorded from the British market, which increased by 55,707 passengers. Most passengers were between 60 and 79 years old, followed by passengers aged 40-59.

Total cruise passenger traffic during the fourth quarter of 2017 amounted to 187,280, an increase of 5.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2016.

Salvo Grima Staff raise funds for Malta Community Chest Fund

Salvo Grima Group and its staff have increased their commitment towards sharing the Group’s success with others wherever possible.

Fund-raising activities organised by Salvo Grima staff over the Christmas period raised a total of Eur. 1,800 for the Community Chest Fund.

The staff donation was then supplemented by the Salvo Grima Group Charity Fund, administered by the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee made up of Group shareholders and staff members. The Salvo Grima Group CSR Committee is committed to donating a percentage of profits to charity each year.

Salvo Grima signs agreement with Chemo Marine Chemicals

Salvo Grima Ship Supply will be providing clients with a larger range of high quality chemicals and high pressure cleaning equipment following the signature of a new distribution agreement with Chemo Marine Chemicals.

Chemo Marine Chemicals is a chemical expert firm which provides a large range of quality products including tank cleaners, water treatment, fuel additives, test kits, offshore and industrial products among others.

A meeting was held between Salvo Grima & Sons Ltd and representatives of Chemo Marine Chemicals on 13th September 2017 in order to conclude negotiations.

Image caption: Salvo Grima Group CEO Karl Aquilina, Salvo Grima & Sons General Manager Malcolm Sammut and Sales Manager Donovan Aquilina meeting representatives of Chemo Marine Chemicals.

Pink October at Salvo Grima

Salvo Grima Group’s headquarters turned various shades of pink this week, as staff commemorated Pink October in order to raise funds for the Marigold Foundation ‘s Breast Cancer awareness and prevention initiatives. After a week of fundraising, staff held a dress-down day and mini-reception on 27th October 2017.

Fire Warden training for Salvo Grima Group staff

Salvo Grima Group staff have successfully completed specialised fire warden safety training to ensure maximum health and safety at the workplace. 

The intensive training course consisted of both theory and practical aspects of fire prevention and extinguishing fire, as well as safe evacuation techniques and basic risk assessments.

New Premises for Salvo Grima Group

The Salvo Grima Group of companies has just launched new headquarters in Marsa, integrating its comprehensive range of operations with its fully-equipped logistical centre.

The Salvo Grima Group has been undergoing a period of steady growth in recent years, notably through its collaboration with British American Tobacco (BAT) and its recent acquisition of Vladex BV, a Dutch food distribution company based close to the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam.

Established in 1860, Salvo Grima Group is one of Malta’s oldest family-run businesses which employs over 70 people and is currently managed by a team which includes members of the sixth generation of the Grima family. It offers services in ship supplies, duty-free, travel retail and product distribution both in Malta and overseas.

“The move is designed to consolidate Salvo Grima Group’s Malta-based services and subsidiary companies to ensure greater efficiency and faster, more streamlined operations across all aspects of its business,” Group Chief Executive Officer Karl Aquilina explained.

He described the move to new headquarters as a major step forward for the Group, reflecting its dynamic approach and drive towards greater modernisation and delivering unsurpassed client service.

Apart from its 155 year pedigree in ship supply operations, the Salvo Grima Group also operates several duty-free travel retail outlets in port and airport locations in Malta and Palma de Mallorca.  The Group also offers a specialised super-yacht premium supply service.

Further information can be obtained from: www.salvogrima.com. The Group’s new address is: Salvo Grima Group, Marina Milling Complex, Industrial Estate, Marsa – MRS 3000.