SMT Shipping is the race course partner of the Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018. CEO Mark Voorham tells us about the link with professional sailing, The Hague and his view on the World Championship.
SMT Shipping is a maritime transport company and manages the safe handling and transporting of a wide variety of bulk and break bulk cargoes. “Life at sea is at the core of who we are and what we do”, says Voorham. “Our fleet of 46 vessels trade worldwide thanks to the commitment and professionalism of our over 1500 seafarers. For many of us, sailing is not only our profession but our passion as well.”
For a company like SMT Shipping it’s an exciting opportunity to be a partner of the Offshore World Championship. “It gives us a chance to witness sailing’s most cutting edge engineering, technology, and techniques. This year’s competition should prove particularly interesting thanks to the merger of the IRC and ORC rating systems, as the 2018 winner will truly walk away with the title of World Champion.”
“SMT is a global company with representative offices throughout Europe, Africa, and America. But Holland has a unique influence on our culture and our history. My father and our founder, Mr. A.J.Voorham, is a Dutch national who received his professional education from the Maritime Academy in Rotterdam and began his life at sea with Holland America Lines. He and my mother Mary – a native of The Hague — have begun many family sailing trips from the marina in Scheveningen! Our entire family is thrilled that SMT can be part of such a wonderful event in one of our favorite cities in the world!”
Expectations of the Offshore World Championships
“We expect non-stop action, nail biting competition, and a chance to see the best of the best compete for the ultimate title of Global Winner. We wish all participants the best of luck, and we will be cheering them on at every stage!”
About SMT Shipping
SMT Shipping is the client’s choice for full service logistics solutions in bulk and break bulk maritime transport. For over 25 years, SMT Shipping has provided reliable handling of cargo through self-loading/discharging bulk carriers, pneumatic cement carriers, and trans-shippers. SMT Shipping provides multi-layered solutions for the effective handling of many types of bulk cargo. We offer expertise in both shore-based and vessel transport operations, and we approach our client’s complex logistics challenges with professionalism and creativity.