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Safe Transport Award Qube Ports and Bulk-Portland

11th January 2013 –

Michael Sousa Director Qube Ports, accepts the Safe Transport Award from Rightship CEO Warwick Norman

17th Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards

The award was made to the company responsible for introducing effective safety measures producing demonstrable improvements in occupational health and safety or risk reduction. This may involve either the movement of freight or by any mode carrying freight.

Qube Ports and Bulk won this award on the back of a remarkable 3.4 years lost time injury free at Portland. This actually equates to more than a quarter of a million man hours without a lost time injury among its 90 employees, many of whom are involved in high risk work.

The Operations Manager at Portland David Bothe says “Portland safety is about people it’s about looking after your mates, if you see any of your work mates working unsafely you stop them. “

Qube Ports and Bulk is extremely proud of what Portland have achieved, safety is critical to our business, the company has a Zero Harm value that reflects our belief that we operate in an environment where risks are managed, and that work does not impact on our people’s health and well- being.

The award was accepted by Michael Sousa Director Ports. Michael stated in his acceptance speech “This is an acknowledgement that Qube has implemented safe systems of work as we continue to strive to deliver a safe work place for our employees and a safe operating environment for our Clients, vessels and cargo.”

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