Our engagement in and contributions to the communities in which we operate are an important part of sustainability at Pacific Basin.
As one of the largest foreign employers of Chinese crew and a significant employer of Filipino crew, we invest in recruitment activities and training programmes in Dalian (China) and Manila (Philippines). Community donations are focused on the Sailors' Society and Hong Kong Mission to Seafarers. Our Human Resources Director serves as an Asian Ambassador to the Sailors' Society to support seafarer welfare causes.
Our ships trade globally and our crew and employees are expected to act as ambassadors for Pacific Basin when representing the Company. Officers and crew conduct themselves accordingly as respectful and law-abiding visitors to host ports, showing warm hospitality towards visitors on board. We make every effort to establish and maintain good relations with port authorities and agents and do what we can to exceed requirements under applicable environmental laws to minimise our impact on the cities and ports our ships visit.
We take an active role in Hong Kong where we are headquartered, listed and where our owned dry bulk fleet is flagged. We are members of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association executive committee, the Shipping Consultative Committee of the Hong Kong Administration and the Seafarer Advisory Board. Our financial support of maritime causes in Hong Kong includes Pacific Basin's annual three-year scholarship to Hong Kong Polytechnic University for students pursuing a degree in International Transport Logistics.
We are active contributors within the shipping community and have a voice in the international dialogue with legislators and other parties on topical issues and future legislation in our industry.
- International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo);
- The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO);
- The Baltic Exchange;
- Lloyd's Register and ClassNK Technical Committees
- Safety and Loss Advisory board of the Standard (Asia) P&L Club; and
- Executive Committee members of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, an influential organisation within the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).