Bourbon marine services Greenmar (BMSG) implements MarTrust’s e-wallet solution to pay its seafarers and support seafarers’ well-being
MarTrust, a global leader in marine payment solutions and a subsidiary of Marcura, today announced that Bourbon Marine Services Greenmar has chosen MarTrust’s E-Wallet solution to digitally transform the way it manages crew payments. Bourbon Marine Services Greenmar is the crewing subsidiary of the Bourbon Group, one of the world’s leading offshore marine services companies. Bourbon Marine Services Greenmar is responsible for managing over 1,000 seafarers on over 100 vessels.
The implementation of MarTrust’s e-wallet is based on Bourbon Marine Services Greenmar’s ongoing commitment to attract and retain its best employees within the organization and to provide crews and vessel managers with quality services. and efficiency, in line with the increased needs of seafarers to maximize their well-being at sea.
MarTrust’s e-wallet and prepaid card streamline the payment process for shipowners and operators, allowing crews to receive funds faster compared to traditional banking routes, and giving them full control of their funds and their purchases online, with reduced risk and lower transaction fees. They also have the ability to quickly transfer money to anyone at any time, meaning they can send much-needed financial support to their family. Digitizing and simplifying the payroll and CTM process dramatically reduces costs and time, and online transactions are protected by the latest industry-grade security features.
Commenting on the development, Suraj Maharaj, Managing Director of Bourbon Marine Services Greenmar, said:
“Our main objective is to attract and retain the best sailors and actively contribute to their personal growth within our organization. This means ensuring that all areas that impact their lives at sea are at the highest level, from communication and supply to stores, health and safety, and how they are compensated and received their hard-earned wages.
“We recently introduced an attractive pension scheme for our seafarers, as well as a digital signature platform for employment contracts, and now the e-wallet is the latest digital development to ensure they receive their pay securely, and with liberty and freedom. ability to do with it what they want.
The E-Wallet is accessible anywhere and anytime online or via a mobile application. From there, funds can be easily and securely transferred directly to the crew to pay for whatever is needed, whether it’s salaries, bonuses, overtime or cash advances. . The e-wallet and card also reduces the need for seafarers to manage or store large sums of cash, providing increased security. Using the card, you can access cash at any Mastercard® supported ATM or bank teller around the world, and the card can be topped up in different currencies for added flexibility.
Domenico Carlucci, CEO of MarTrust, added:
“Bourbon Marine Services Greenmar is the latest in a line of leading maritime companies that are putting their sailors first and seizing the opportunities of digitalization and our e-wallet solution to improve the well-being of their crews and of their sailors. It is clear to us that traditional methods of crew compensation are outdated and unnecessarily complex. Our technology is a simple solution to these challenges, reducing risk and cost, while increasing efficiency, flexibility and crew welfare.