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Tristar’s ‘Safety at Sea’ conference will contribute greatly to seafarers – IMO

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) expressed its confidence that the continuing ‘Safety at Sea’ initiative of Tristar will contribute greatly to safety at sea. 

Shipping today transports more than 80 per cent of global trade, providing a reliable low-cost means of transporting goods globally, facilitating trade and helping prosperity among nations and people. According to the IMO, the Covid-19 pandemic and other difficulties facing the global shipping industry have brought tremendous hardships for seafarers.

“The IMO will continue to work tirelessly to deal with challenges related to maritime safety by means of a multi-pronged approach, including policy development, direct interventions by our Seafarer Crisis Action Team (SCAT), and interagency and industry partnerships. We will continue to work with governments, industry stakeholders and other international organisations to enhance maritime safety and security,” explained IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim, in his opening remarks.

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November 22nd, 2022

Tristar’s Maritime Logistics Gets Editor’s Choice Award

The Maritime Standard recognized the continuing ‘Safety at Sea’ initiatives of Tristar by awarding the group’s Maritime Logistics division the Editor’s Choice. It said: “The Editor’s Choice Award this year goes to the Tristar Maritime Logistics in recognition of its commitment to improving safety at sea and the mental and physical well-being of seafarers by taking various measures including an annual conference for seafarers first launched in 2019. More than 100 maritime industry professionals and 4,000 seafarers attended the last Safety At Sea Conference through live streaming from all over the world. As a follow up to the conference, Tristar organises town hall-style/online Psychological First Aid (PFA) workshops for Vessel Masters and Senior Officers in Mumbai, where senior seafarers are trained and shown how to detect symptoms of mental distress. Tristar has also established a dedicated helpline that is handled by the Sailors’ Society of the UK which… [...]

November 15th, 2022

Tristar CEO urges corporate boards to make sustainability a top board item

Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne reiterated in a recent global business gathering in London that a great majority of CEOs have begun recognizing that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) as well as Sustainability issues are now guiding corporate strategies of forward-looking companies

In his Keynote Address on Sustainability, on November 10  in London, at the 2022 Annual Global Convention on Corporate Governance and Sustainability organized by the Institute of Directors (IOD), India, Mayne also mentioned that aside from shareholders other stakeholders such as customers, partners, suppliers and the public at large are also crucial for long term prospects.

“Not so long ago, sustainability was a token item on Board agendas to balance the social and environmental price of profit. Today, it is – and should be – the top item because profit will not be possible without it. Business will not survive in a… [...]

November 10th, 2022

UAE government officials and industry experts to speak at 4th annual ‘Safety at Sea’ conference

Under the patronage and the attendance of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI), Tristar Group officially announced the agenda of its 4th annual ‘Safety at Sea’ conference with focus on improving the lives of seafarers at sea. The 4th edition will be held in Dubai on November 22, 2022 and will be attended by UAE government officials, prominent leaders of the regional maritime industry, and representatives from numerous maritime organizations, in addition to seafarers.

Senior officials H.E Eng. Hessa AlMalek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport Affairs at MOEI and Capt. Abduallah AlHayyas, Director of Maritime Transport Affairs at MOEI will be among the industry panellists who will deliberate proactive measures to improve working conditions and support for seafarers.

Experts from the shipping industry, shipbuilders, classification societies, academia, and law firms have also been lined up to further expound on this… [...]

November 7th, 2022

Tristar Group CEO participates in Harm Reduction panel discussion

Social responsibility was at the center of discussions during the first ever harm reduction event in the GCC region, “Harm Reduction: Time to Meet in the Middle”, which took place last week at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, hosted by CNBC Arabia, in partnership with Philip Morris Management Services (Middle East) Limited, and Tristar Group .

The event, titled “Harm Reduction: Time to Meet in the Middle”, saw medical doctors and industry experts, gather together to address the importance of shared social responsibility and how facts and science together with compassion, curiosity, consistency and sustainability play a unified role in raising awareness on the importance of harm reduction, on a regional and global scale. 

Three insightful panel discussions explored the concept of harm reduction, how it is applied in real life scenarios, and how advances in technology and science are making harm reduction a possibility.… [...]

November 1st, 2022

Tristar’s 4th annual ‘Safety at Sea’ conference reinforces the well-being of seafarers

Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Tristar Group will host its 4th annual ‘Safety at Sea’ conference in Dubai on November 22, 2022. The event will be attended by senior government officials, prominent leaders of the regional maritime industry, and representatives from numerous maritime organizations, in addition to seafarers.

The conference launched by the Maritime Logistics division of Tristar will continue to draw industry and global attention to the importance of the well-being of workers at sea such as their physical and mental health. The inaugural conference was held in Dubai on November 10, 2019, and was attended by more than 150 decision-makers and senior officials from the maritime industry and watched remotely by over 500 seafarers.

October 10th, 2022

Tristar wins for 2nd straight year Large Business Category of the Arabia CSR Awards

Tristar Group was awarded for the second consecutive year as 1st runner-up in the Large Business Category of the Arabia CSR Awards 2022 held last night. One objective of the Arabia CSR Awards is to recognize and honor organizations in the Arab Region that demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment to Corporate Sustainability. 

Group Chief Administrative Officer Balaji Nagabhushan (right), Senior Manager Corporate Communications Arthur Los Banos (left) and CSR and Sustainability Officer Racheal Xavier (middle) received the trophy and certificate from H.E. Engineer, Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al-Qasimi, Chairman of the Ras Al Khaimah Civil Aviation Department (2nd from right) and Mrs. Habiba Al-Mar’ashi, President and CEO, Arabia CSR Network. 

Tristar had previously won several times under the Partnerships and Collaborations Category for its road safety awareness campaign in the UAE and its ‘Safety at Sea’ initiatives drawing maritime industry and global… [...]

October 5th, 2022

Hybrid Session on World Heart Day

In celebration of the annual ‘World Heart Day’, Tristar’s head office-based staff attended a hybrid session with Dr. Ravinder Bhatt who explained about the functions of the heart and the many cardiovascular diseases related with it. He urged the participants to exercise at least 30 minutes or walk 10,000 steps per day to be healthy. This year’s theme is ‘Use Heart for Every Heart’, that indicates having a heart for humanity, nature and yourself.

September 30th, 2022

Tristar Group Initiates Carbon Footprint Management

Tristar Group’s sustainability goals under the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) pillars are aligned with the UN Global Compact (UNGC) Ten Principles and UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). As a logistics business, the company focuses its sustainability goals in the areas of carbon footprint management, renewable energy adoption, water use management and giving back to the communities where it operates. 

The Tristar Maritime Logistics division is leading the way in carbon footprint management. Global Shipping accounts for c. 2.8% of all Carbon Emissions. New regulations come into effect on 1st January 2023, with the aim to reduce overall emissions through to 2050. “With Tristar’s historic sustainability outlook - before it became fashionable – its new build vessels in 2016 and again in 2020/2021 already meet the new regulations without having to make any modifications,” explained Chris Peters,  Tristar Maritime Logistics CEO. 

Looking forward… [...]

August 15th, 2022

Let’s Learn Online Session on Communication

Tristar Kenya staff Lucy Kagendo Kituto conducted an online session on ‘Everyone Communicates....Few Connect’ based on a book by John C. Maxwell. Lucy who is a Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Speaker, Trainer and Coach since August 2021, cited a Harvard Business Review report that the number one criteria for advancement and promotion for professionals is the ability to communicate effectively. She also quoted Robert Dallek, a Presidential Historian, that the five skills and qualities of successful US presidents were vision, pragmatism, consensus building, charisma, and trustworthiness.

July 20th, 2022
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