Celebrations for Salvo Grima Ship Supply

The team behind Salvo Grima Ship Supply celebrated their excellent results by throwing a mid-summer boat party.

The cruise party, held on 29th July 2018, was a success and a great opportunity for the team to relax and enjoy some time boating.

Over 85,000 tankers and ships sail by Malta annually

New data published on the Sunday Times of Malta shows that over 85,000 tankers and large vessels sail through the waters between Malta and Sicily annually. This makes the region one of the busiest shipping regions in the world.

The monitoring of marine traffic by University of Malta geosciences researchers has revealed that over 200 vessels sail by Malta’s shores everyday, many of which are tankers and cargo ships.

The Mediterranean sea is a major route for oil and cargo vessels from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe and North America.

Open Day at Salvo Grima offices and warehouses

Salvo Grima’s team members and their families enjoyed a summer party with a difference on 23rd June 2018, as the Group organised its first ever Open Day event, complete with music, food and children’s games.

The Open Day was an opportunity for staff to introduce their families to their workplace and colleagues in a more relaxed atmosphere after a busy week at work.

Warehouse tours were also organised to give an overview of the facilities, equipment and goods in stock, giving guests an insider overview of our day-to-day operations.

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.