HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. (Gulf Stream Marine) has received Signal Mutual’s highest honor, the Gerald H. Halpin Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes Gulf Stream Marine as an industry leader in anchoring safety and health as a core value with a steadfast commitment to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses, in addition to promoting wellness and safety off the job and in the community.
The Halpin Safety Award is only given when a company has truly exemplified the highest levels of safety and health standards. With this recognition, Gulf Stream Marine joins a prestigious class of previous winners, including Kirby Corporation, Crowley Maritime, APM Terminals and Southwest Shipyards. Signal Mutual is the largest provider of longshore workers’ compensation insurance to the U.S. maritime industry and serves approximately 260 companies.
Gulf Stream Marine is the largest non-union stevedore and marine terminal operator on the Gulf Coast, serving ocean freight carriers, freight forwarders and engineering, procurement and construction contractors in six major ports and several privately owned deep-water marine terminals. As one of the premier heavy lift providers in the Port of Houston and beyond, Gulf Stream Marine specializes in break-bulk, bulk, wind energy and project cargo, with annual volumes of five million revenue tons per year of cargo.
“Gulf Stream Marine has made safety the number one priority throughout all operations and for every single employee. This recognition from Signal Mutual validates our collective effort and our impeccable safety record,” said Kevin Bourbonnais, president and CEO, Gulf Stream Marine.
“We are committed to continuous safety improvement because it is the right thing to do. Sending employees home to their families in the same shape they came to work in is our responsibility every single day,” added Bourbonnais.
“Gulf Stream Marine believes that safety performance translates directly into quality and productivity – high standards permeate everything we do. We’ve also carefully established partnerships with companies that share that commitment, like Signal Mutual, Abercrombie Simmons and Gillette and Hauser Insurance,” said Tony Jaworski, COO, Gulf Stream Marine.
ABOUT GULF STREAM MARINE, INC.
Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. is a leader in cargo handling, stevedoring and terminal operations in the Gulf Coast region. Founded 25 years ago upon the belief that a stevedoring company should be driven by the demands of its clients, Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. has established a reputation as an industry leader. The company prides itself on being unique – more flexible, innovative and dependable than its competitors. www.gulfstreammarine.com
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