On January 14th, Hutchison Ports FCP employees represented the company in The Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas 2017 road race to raise funds for The Cancer Society of the Bahamas and promote awareness of cancer to the Bahamian community for the fourth consecutive year. Donations were made by FCP Run Club employees participating in the Full and Half Marathon along the Oceanfront at Junkanoo Beach, Bahamas. FCP has always encouraged a healthy lifestyle to employees and local communities via CSR activities and working environment.
Godfrey Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports FCP, said: “We are so very pleased and proud of our staff members who travelled to New Providence to participate. They met personal and team goals, exceeded expectations and represented the Hutchison Ports brand with a spirit of excellence.”
On 20th January, Hutchison Ports FCP received two new Super Mobile Harbour Cranes as part of its post-Hurricane Matthew efforts to quickly restore full terminal operations. These new harbour cranes are capable of handling large container vessels and will restore FCP handling volume to approximately sixty percent. They have been put into commission in 10 days and are now operating.
To ensure efficient service to clients and shipping lines, Godfrey Smith, CEO of FCP, has sent 5 employees to Germany for an extensive training course to operate these cranes at Liebherr’s Headquarters. These restoration efforts are on-going by FCP to provide first-class service to its clients and bring back business to the Bahamas.
On Friday September 23rd, 2016 Junior Achievement (JA) Grand Bahama Programme received a timely donation from Hutchison Port Holding (HPH), which held its Annual Organizational Donations at The Freeport Container Port. JA has set the pace in cultivating a spirit of entrepreneurship in young Bahamians. HPH made the financial contribution to honor that legacy and the potential impact that the programme could have on future generations in the Grand Bahama community.
Ron Dames, Programme Manager of Junior Achievement Grand Bahama Programme, noted that such sponsorship is critical as it will ensure that the programme operations, scholarships, materials for students and advisors are supported. The donation according to Dames will elevate the programme to greater heights. The programme enrolls 300 high school students each year from various schools in Grand Bahama. Mr. Dames along with Donald Glass, JA Chairman, and Jason Pinder, JA Executive Advisor and Safety Manager at FCP, FHC, GBAC, encourage other companies to come on board and support the Junior Achievement Programme, which promotes entrepreneurship in our youths.
The Donations Committee recognizes that small businesses fuel the economies of most nations including The Bahamas. HPH Holding fully appreciates that it is in The Bahamas’s best interest to develop entrepreneurs who can start their own businesses and create much needed employment and quality goods and services. JA is one of the few youth-related programmes that can contribute to this strategic goal. While not every participant in the JA programme is determined to be self-employed, they would at least develop an enterprising spirit and outlook.
The annual donations initiative is one of several ways HPH seeks to support the community. The donations are meant to encourage the wonderful work various organizations are engaged in year round, often with limited resources.