Avior Marine Director Joost Mes represented the Dutch Ship Owners Association (KNVR) in an award giving ceremony to highlight the achievements of Maritime Social partners in the industry.
The ceremony was organized by the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) and the POEA and one of the last acts of DOLE Secretary Rosalinda-Baldoz who after a fourty year career in Government will leave the administration. It was also used by industry partners to bid farewell to Secretary Baldoz who has been so instrumental in the transformation of the POEA and the overseas workers section.
Together with the KVNR also Shipowners Associations from Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany and Seafarers Unions received similar plagues of appreciation. Many of which who also played an active role in providing emergency aid and recovery support in the aftermath of typhoon Haynan in Nov-2013.