Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Several leading Ship Management companies have signed contracts to participate in CrewCash™Card, a revolutionary payroll and benefits program. Seafarers employed for participating companies will receive electronic payroll payments directly deposited on a custom branded MasterCard Prepaid Debit card.
CrewCashCard eliminates many well-known pain points for both ship owners and their respective crew. Immediate benefits are achieved from bypassing the traditional practice of cash payroll payment distribution at ports of call. Benefits for the seafarers include safety and better funds security, immediate availability of funds, electronic bill payments, money transfer services and access to cardholders’ services.
The CrewCashCard comes with the added protection benefit provided by ATMSafe™ insurance. Any cardholder will be protected against loss and injury due to a robbery while using his/her CrewCashCard at any ATM, from a mobile device or at any point-of-sale, worldwide.
The CrewCashCard is a product offering of Cardplatforms LLC, a Florida-based US technology and financial services company with offices in Panamá and the Philippines as well.
The first companies to offer this innovative payment program are Akron Trade &Transport s.a., Lotus Shipping Ltd., Leon Shipping & Trading s.a., Kyla Shipping Enterprises Corp., Entrust Shipping Ltd. and Tsakos Shipping & Trading s.a., the world’s largest manager and operator of tanker, container and dry cargo vessels
“Our customers are acknowledged leaders in the shipping world. We are thrilled to be launching the CrewCashCard to such a distinguished group of companies,” stated Yves Yon, Managing Partner of Cardplatforms Latin America s.a. and Director for the program. “These companies are showing that crew welfare is important, owners recognize the cost of losing trained seamen. Crewmembers will be more efficient with less time spent managing the logistics of their money. Over 100,000 seafarers are currently committed to the CrewCashCard, with a total potential of 1.5M who could eventually come aboard!”
Captain Georges Kassotou, President, and co-owner of Akron Trade & Transport s.a. stated, “I am excited to be able to offer CrewCashCard to Akron’s crew members. They and their families will benefit, translating to retention and better productivity for our organization.”
Cardplatforms manages the issuance of prepaid cards, and provides the support to global MasterCard® and Visa® prepaid card programs. The Company provides design, launch, marketing, and retention support tools to the prepaid financial industry. Cardplatforms also delivers services for expanding and enhancing the cardholder experience through CARDPOINT™, a proprietary issuing, services, and retention platform featuring mobile, customer service, marketing and media expertise in a one-stop setting. Visit http://www.cardplatforms.com for more information.