The World Honors Top Port Agents & Travel Partners at 7th Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime service provider was honored to join The World, Residences at Sea, in Miramar, Florida on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the company’s 7th annual Celebration of Excellence awards dinner held to recognize its top port agents and travel partners from across the globe. From the home of President and CEO Tom McAlpin, honorees enjoyed a Caribbean-themed, family-style barbecue amid a gorgeous South Florida sunset, the perfect backdrop for the outdoor event.
Eric Gonzalez, ISS Operations Manager accepted The World’s Excellence in Service award on behalf of Inchcape Shipping Services, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The company was one of only 18 honored, from a field of 95, which met The World’s qualifications for receiving the award. Inchcape Shipping Services was chosen for delivering superior, five-star service – among several other criteria – to the world’s largest, private mega yacht and one-of-a-kind residential ship.
Eric was delighted to be presented with this award on behalf of his team, who strive to provide their best service at all times. He said, “Working with the crew of The World is a great pleasure which makes it easy to provide them with top notch service. The crew’s professionalism and congenial attitude towards anyone who works with them make this one of our favorite vessels, and we look forward to seeing them each year when she calls. They truly are a joy to work with.”
“Tonight’s event is about thanking you, our valued partners, for all the support that you give us throughout the year and especially for the high quality service you provide, ” said McAlpin as he addressed the honorees. “We appreciate the special attention that you give us and your positive attitude in helping us to deliver ‘the best of the best’ to our Residents and Guests.”
The top eight port agents received their awards from Director, Itinerary and Destination Planning James Droney and hailed from Barbados, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, England, Puerto Rico, and Turkey. Director, Destination and Enrichment Programs Lee Lennon presented awards to the top 10 travel partners from Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Colombia, Croatia, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Northern Ireland and Turkey.
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About Inchcape Shipping Services
Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With some 300 proprietary offices in 66 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 800 the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.
ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.
Inchcape Shipping Services – A World of Local Expertise www.iss-shipping.com
About The World
Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences. A diverse group of Residents from 19 countries own the homes onboard and share interests in world cultures, history and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service. To learn more about this unique lifestyle call +954-538-8449 or visit www.aboardtheworld.com.