Case Studies

The magnificent city of Barcelona is situated on Spain's Mediterranean coast, 120 km south of the Pyrenees. It boasts one of the most important commercial ports in Europe with 30 terminals. Traffic includes container ships, tankers and bulk cargo carriers. Cruise ships are present most of the year. Barcelona: key…
The fundraising activity that has had the most significant positive impact has been our decision five years ago to participate in the Bus Tours of our port area.  The Bus Tours are organised by an external company and the Duckdalben Seafarers Centre is featured as a stop on the tour,…
Forming Italy’s national welfare board Italy’s national welfare board began positively, when the Apostleship of the Sea and the Corps of the Port Captaincies joined forces. The national welfare board’s first chair was the Commander General of the Coast Guard. These founding members worked hard to involve other key people…
Creating India’s National Welfare Board A case study Dr Suresh Idnani, ICSW Regional Coordinator for South Asia, told us about setting up a national welfare board in India. Who is involved in NSWB-India? “Mr Michael Pinto, IAS, the Government of India’s former Secretary of Shipping, is the chair of NSWB-India.…
Funding a new port welfare committee in Malaysia When Maersk Sealand relocated most of its activities from Singapore to Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia in 2001, the lack of somewhere for seafarers to relax became apparent. Tanjung Pelepas is the 17th largest container port in the world but the nearest city, Johor…
Establishing a port welfare committee in India We asked Joseph Chacko, the Administrator of the port welfare committee in the Port of Kandla in India to tell us about its establishment and development. What steps did you take to create the Kandla’s port welfare committee? “ First of all, Dr…