Z. & G. Halcoussis Enhances Crew Well-being with Evo News

Z. & G. Halcoussis Co. Ltd. offers Evo News to their Seafarers
Z. & G. Halcoussis Co. Ltd.

With an experience of over half a century in the shipping industry, the Company can guarantee a high standard of performance and reliable service and carriage of cargoes, with efficient tackling of all risks exposed to in our every day operations.

Z. & G. Halcoussis Co. Ltd., a renowned ship management company with over 50 years of experience operating dry bulk carriers, has implemented Marpoint’s Evo News across its modern fleet of 7 vessels. This decision underscores their commitment to crew well-being by providing a unique solution that caters to the specific needs of seafarers at sea.

Addressing the Challenges of Life at Sea

Life at sea can be demanding. Long stretches away from home, combined with busy work schedules, can lead to feelings of isolation and boredom. Z. & G. Halcoussis recognizes these challenges and is proactive in addressing them. Evo News offers a compelling solution by providing:

  • Offline Entertainment: Uninterrupted access to a library of popular games allows seafarers to unwind and de-stress during their free time, even in areas with limited or no internet connectivity. This can significantly boost morale and create a more positive onboard environment.

  • Global News and Information: Staying connected with current events and news from home can be a morale booster for seafarers from various nationalities. Evo News delivers a wide range of news articles, compressed for efficient storage, directly to their tablets and smartphones in their preferred languages. This keeps them informed and engaged during their voyages.

  • Improved Communication: Evo News facilitates seamless communication between the company and its crew. The Evo News Company Feed feature allows Z. & G. Halcoussis to share important company news, safety updates, training materials, and even videos directly with their seafarers. This streamlined communication keeps everyone informed and fosters a stronger sense of connection between shoreside staff and those working onboard.

At Z. & G. Halcoussis Co. Ltd., our seafarers are the heart of our business. We are committed to providing them with the tools and technologies they need to feel valued, safe, healthy, and productive. Evo News allows us to go beyond essential resources and offer them a platform for staying informed with global news, company announcements, and a variety of games to enjoy during downtime. Seafarers can now access information more easily, regardless of the vessel's internet connectivity. Additionally, the Evo News control panel gives us 24/7 shoreside access to monitor the service status, customize content, and update features as needed.
Dimitrios Garefalakis
IT Manager

Beyond Entertainment: The Business Benefits of Evo News

Z. & G. Halcoussis’ investment in Evo News goes beyond simply enhancing crew well-being. It also offers tangible business benefits:

  • Increased Crew Satisfaction: By catering to the needs and interests of their crew, Z. & G. Halcoussis can foster a more positive and productive work environment. Satisfied crew members are more likely to stay with the company, reducing recruitment and training costs.

  • Improved Retention Rates: In today’s competitive maritime industry, retaining skilled crew is crucial. Evo News demonstrates Z. & G. Halcoussis’ commitment to crew well-being, making them a more attractive employer to potential seafarers.

  • Enhanced Safety Culture: Evo News can be used to distribute safety information and reminders to the crew. This can contribute to a stronger safety culture onboard Z. & G. Halcoussis’ vessels.

By implementing Evo News, Z. & G. Halcoussis demonstrates its progressive approach to crew management. This unique solution not only improves crew well-being but also delivers measurable business benefits, solidifying their position as a leading employer in the dry bulk carrier shipping industry.

Ready to transform your business?

Let's get started!