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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Today well over a million men and women live in the twilight world of big shipping (Source SCFS). They are responsible for most of the goods you will be consuming over the Christmas season. It's a lonely life. They don't get to spend Christmas with the family. They roam the world's oceans for up to 12 months at a time. They come from more than 100 different nations and speak dozens of language. For most of them accessing the internet is synonym of keeping in touch with the family.

This year we have worked with Port of Cork, Rosslare and Waterford at improving crew welfare. We take this very seriously but it is sometime hard to convince the shipping industry of the benefits of decent internet connectivity.

At the end, you know you’ve done something good this year when you see a smile on the face of a man that truly value your work…

The picture above shows SeaFi Dockside users, away from home, availing of the free wifi provided to ships crew by Port of Waterford at its Belview Terminal.

Tonight I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all the men and women of all nationalities working at sea during this season. Most of then won't get to see this post, but I know some will...

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Written by : Arnaud Disant

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