During the past week, representatives of Mahe Shipping Company Ltd met with Mr. Siju Thekkan, the Managing Director for Masterglobal Logistics LLC based in Dubai to evaluate its long-term working relationship. The two companies have been working together for more than 10 years in the domain of shipping and freight forwarding. Mahe Shipping is currently the agent for United Africa Feeder Line (UAFL), a leading regional carrier in the Indian Ocean.
In addition to a fruitful meeting, the representatives of Mahe Shipping hosted a lunch for Mr. Thekkan to thank him for his courtesy visit in the Seychelles. Mr. Thekkan was accompanied by the Masterglobal China Office representative.
Mahe Shipping Logistics Services: Full Container Load (FCL) Stuffing for Skychef Servair
Mahe Shipping Company Ltd offers all-inclusive logistics services including door-to-door freight forwarding service for businesses and individuals to transport your requirements from source to customer or final point of distribution.
On Wednesday 19th April 2023, the Mahe Shipping team executed the procedure of loading goods for Skychef Servair into a full container load before shipping. This was a process that required careful planning to ensure that the container was well balanced and to avoid any potential cargo damages that could occur during the shipping process. To further guarantee proper container stuffing, the team crucially made certain that the freight was packaged correctly to ensure a proper layer of protection.
Mahe Shipping Company Ltd held it’s first ever Sports Day, at the NSC hall on Saturday 25th March, 2023. The event comprised of various team competitive sports activities, as well as individual sports activities. These were volleyball, basketball, football, tug of war, egg and spoon, sack race, three-legged race and domino.
This was an ideal occasion to bring all employees together, whereby the different houses were picked at random for some friendly competition. The four houses were named after different vessels and cruise ship liners; i.e. High Freedom, Costa, MSC Orchestra and Silver Whisperer, with High Freedom being the winning team.
The main objective of the event was to foster camaraderie and strengthen team spirit, which will contribute to boosting a positive work culture and consequently benefiting the company as a whole. It was also an opportunity to promote good health and exercise.
Mahe Shipping strengthens its sustainability commitments and invests in an electric scooter
Sustainability is rapidly becoming a leading concern for private and public sectors, with Mahe Shipping Company Ltd having no exception. It is thus, essential for businesses to embrace more sustainable green practices.
Subsequent to the installation of a 20kw PV System at the company’s head office in April 2022, Mahe Shipping Company Ltd has this year purchased an electric scooter. This investment aims at intensifying the company’s goal at driving a sustainable change, by lowering CO2 emissions caused by vehicles on the road and reducing collective carbon footprint.
Mahe Shipping continues to play its role in alleviating its harmful environmental impacts, whilst generating further business benefits; a win-win situation.
Mr. Ryan Rose, Cargo Officer at Mahe Shipping Company Ltd. is awarded the first Employee of the Month for the month of January 2023.
Mr. Rose has been employed at the company since November 2019 and he was nominated for his ability to demonstrate good work ethics, dedication towards completing his tasks in a timely manner and providing extra help to his colleagues. Mr. Rose was additionally complimented by a client, whereby he was part of a team from Mahe Shipping who delivered excellent service to the said client.
The company congratulated and rewarded Mr. Rose for this achievement with a certificate of recognition and a small token, which was presented by the CEO and Deputy CEO of the company on Friday 10th February 2023.
Mahe Shipping Company Ltd has launched a new project called “Project Horizon”, a five-year plan aimed at taking the company as we know it and transforming it into a modernized, efficient, service-driven organization. The goal is to put the 50-year-old company back on the map as the leading logistics service provider in Seychelles.
The project entails the journey that the Mahe Shipping team will embark on in order to improve service culture within the organisation, increase efficiency, and develop skills to out-compete our peers and exceed customer expectations. This will be driven by the Board of Directors and Management team of the company to ensure the change is positively accepted within the company and for customers to receive an improved experience when using the services of the company.
In addition, Mahe Shipping launched its new logo reflecting a fresh, modern and vibrant look to showcase the new vision of the company. The launching ceremony which took place on 7th December 2022 at Docklands Auditorium was attended by the Board of Directors and all employees of the company.
Employees of Mahe Shipping were gathered at the STC Conference Room on Saturday 19th November 2022 to attend a Customer Service Excellence training. The training which was delivered by Mrs. Margaret Moumou, representing Enia Events, emphasized on providing excellent customer service as the foundation for success and business growth.
The half day workshop was organized to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to offer an improved customer experience to their clients, to have an understanding of the term customer service and to understand the difference between customer service and customer experience. The training was a means to engage the employees to develop a range of tools to improve the customers’ experience, which includes both internal and external customers of the company.
MSC Orchestra calls at Port Victoria
The cruise ship season in Seychelles is officially underway and Mahe Shipping were very pleased to welcome the first ship of the season on 9 November 2022, the MSC ORCHESTRA.
To mark the occasion, Managing Director of Mahe Shipping, Mr. Joe Morin, presented a copy of the book "Seychelles, Ships and the Sea", a maritime history of Seychelles produced by the Mahe Shipping on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary. In turn, he received a ship's plaque, kindly presented by the Captain.
MSC Orchestra has an LOA of 294 meters. It carries 1600 passengers and has a complement of 800 crew. The vessel departed at 19.30 hours on 10 November 2022.
NIWA is a Cable Layer ship, registered in Abu Dhabi and constructed in 1989 arrives in Seychelles on 26 February 2021. The vessel has a carrying capacity of 7900 DWT, LOA of 145.66 meters and width of 21.6 meters.
Mahe Shipping Company has been appointed as agents for the vessel and as custom broker for the project to land a second fiber optic cable at Ile Perseverance. This cable will provide much needed security in connectivity for Seychelles.
The SEAS (Seychelles East Africa System) submarine cable system was the first optic fiber submarine cable system connecting the country. This is a point-to-point system connecting Seychelles (Beau Vallon) and Tanzania (Dar-Es-Salaam) with a length of almost 2,000km. It came into service in August 2012. More than 90% of the international telecommunications traffic of Seychelles is carried through the SEAS system, for which the only alternative is the use of satellites.
For more details see Today in Seychelles article of 4 March 2022 page 1 and page 2