Seatrade Cruise Global returns to Miami and Viking Crew resumes operations in Fort Lauderdale
Miami South Beach was full of Cruise industry professionals from 25 to 28 April as Seatrade Cruise Global returned in full force, with the message ‘We are Cruise’.
Viking Maritime Group Managing Director, Matthew Jaenicke and Viking Crew Operations Director, Paul Rutterford attended the global event, allowing us to reconnect with our industry clients, as well as to meet potential new clients and discuss the diverse services of the Viking Maritime Group.
Seatrade Cruise Global was the perfect opportunity to discuss current challenges in the crewing industry, such as placement and deployment and the global provision of employment and payroll.It was also a great platform, amongst fellow industry peers to highlight the importance of training and development for all seafarers across all ranks and departments, with the utilisation of our modern simulator and safety training centres as well as our virtual classroom capabilities.
As well as meeting with representatives from Viking’s global cruise clients, Seatrade gave us the opportunity to meet with a number of our own global business partners, including Senior Executives from Brightwell, Wartsila and Henley Travel as well as Port Agent representative from Dover all whom work in partnership with Viking Maritime Group.
Commenting on Seatrade Paul Rutterford said ‘Seatrade has been the perfect opportunity to meet industry colleagues, peers and professionals face to face – we have all been waiting for the return of this annual industry event.’
Seatrade Cruise Global followed the reopening in operation of the Viking Crew Fort Lauderdale Office, with newly appointed Crewing and Placement Manager Linda Leathart holding a welcome drinks event on Friday 22 April, joined by Matthew and Paul. The office located within the Harbour Shops complex on Cordova Road in Fort Lauderdale has resumed operations in USA in March 2022.