Arkas Egypt, which manages Maersk's large-scale crew changes in Egypt safely and quickly, received the “Star” award from Maersk Line.
Arkas Egypt works in coordination with all officials in the difficult pandemic conditions of 2020, and is one of the largest transfer operations under the “Maersk Line's Large-Scale Crew Exchange Project” for the evacuation of 510 seafarers who need to be immediately returned to their countries in different ports of Egypt due to the extension of their contracts. He directed it in a short time like 15 days. Arkas Egypt's professional work in this large-scale crew change project won recognition and awards from the Maersk Line Mediterranean Operations Center (LOC). Award to Mohamed Mousellhy, Arkas Egypt CEO; Sealand Egypt General Manager Omar Gharbo and Maersk Egypt Port Said Office Manager and Agency Manager Mohamed Khattab presented Maersk Line Mediterranean Operations Center (LOC). Maersk Line representatives presented their appreciation to the Arkas Egypt team, which received the “Star Award” for its great effort and expertise in preparing a safe way for crew change in the planned time despite extremely difficult conditions.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Maersk Egypt CEO Toon Pierre said, “On behalf of Maersk Line, we express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the professional implementation of Maersk crew exchanges in Egypt. Your help has literally touched the lives of thousands of people. I wish success to you and your esteemed company ”.
Crew changes, which were stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic, put seafarers on merchant ships at risk of depression.