It’s hard to believe we’re almost half-way through 2019, but here we are. Safety has remained our top priority this year at TOTE Maritime Alaska. We live by the philosophy that to be successful, we must keep safety at the forefront of every decision and action. I am so proud of the work leaders throughout TOTE Maritime have done to grow and develop our safety culture, one that inspires teams to take a proactive and personal approach to safety each and every day.
TOTE Maritime Alaska and the TOTE family of companies have also put together two dedicated Safety teams – the Safety Collaboration Team (SCT) and the Hazardous Cargo Team (HCT), which include members from TOTE Maritime Alaska, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, TOTE Services, and TOTE, Inc. These teams will foster a culture of collaboration between companies to share best practices and continue to find areas for Continuous Improvement.
No matter what, we will continue to dedicate the necessary resources and training to create a best-in-class safety culture for our partners, customers, and employees.
Some of the key components of our 2019 Safety Strategy are:
- Ownership of our Safety performance
- Commitment to Continuous Improvement
- Innovation that inspires and strengthens employee ownership
- Encouragement of a learning environment that stimulates collaboration and best-practice sharing
We are full-steam ahead on converting our fleet to Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) by 2022. We are steadfast in our commitment to using a cleaner fuel source for the air quality in the communities we serve and our long-term success. We will send out updates on the conversion plan in the coming months and welcome any feedback or questions.
As always, I would like to thank our customers and partners who continue to support us. You are the key to our success and the reason we are here. I am grateful for our partnerships and our joint commitment to the future as we continue to grow and prosper serving the Last Frontier.
President, TOTE Maritime Alaska