ShipMoney announces new appointments to its operations in Europe

Stuart Ostrow

Stuart Ostrow

President of Maritime
Payment Solutions - ShipMoney

Specialised global maritime payments provider ShipMoney is delighted to announce a series of high level appointments to its European operations team.

Roula Zachariou joins the ShipMoney team as Vice President of Business Development and Client Management. She brings with her over 20 years of local knowledge and relationships in the Greek and Cypriot maritime markets which will immediately boost ShipMoney’s ability to support clients locally as well as continue to develop and grow business in these important areas.

Joining Roula is Matthew Sankary who has been appointed Director of Account Management Europe, bringing with him an international, professional and strategic approach to the role having worked for the past few years at American Express. He was UK Client Manager at American Express working with more than 100 merchants before joining its E-commerce/multi-currency acquisition team.

Liliia Bakalova is also appointed as an Onboard Trainer and will be looking after the ShipMoney programme onboard clients’ ships, liaising with crew and management, focusing on training and offering face-to-face assistance with any problems crew members encounter when managing their own finances. Ms Bakalova has built up a wealth of knowledge of life-at-sea, working over the past eight years onboard ships including the luxury cruise liner SilverSea Cruises.

Welcoming the new appointments, Stuart Ostrow, President of Maritime Payment Solutions – ShipMoney, said: “I have known Roula since we started ShipMoney and we could not find a better individual to represent our Company in these very important Greek and Cypriot markets. We are ecstatic about her joining ShipMoney.

“Matthew and Liliia bring a depth of knowledge and experience to the team and we are delighted to be welcoming them both onboard. Putting the needs of our clients at the forefront of our day-to-day operations is at the heart of what we do here at ShipMoney and strengthening our team, as we have done, will only enhance this,” he stressed.

Mr Ostrow added: “These new appointments underline the commitment ShipMoney has to the global maritime market as we continue to invest in our Implementation Teams to meet the demands from new and existing clients. Investing in these resources means we can avoid unnecessary delays in rolling out the ShipMoney programme.”

ShipMoney is a comprehensive maritime payments solutions provider, facilitating onboard payroll payments, employer and employee-generated international remittances, money transfers and onboard expense payments through a singular integrated payments platform.

ShipMoney announces strategic partnership with Nautilus Port Services

Stuart Ostrow

Stuart Ostrow

President of Maritime
Payment Solutions - ShipMoney

Maritime Payment Solutions’ ShipMoney has strengthened its foothold in the key Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam shipping range by joining forces with one of Rotterdam’s major port services companies.

It has entered into a strategic partnership with Nautilus Port Services (NPS) to introduce the most up-to-date payment systems for ship owners and managers to finally remove cash onboard ship and deliver real cost-savings for its crew and families.

The ShipMoney platform will significantly reduce the need for vessels to have cash onboard and will remove the time-consuming administration for both the ship owner and the Master. Furthermore, with the introduction of complementary services, ship’s crew will have access to a myriad of service offerings that will see them make considerable financial savings without having to leave their cabins.

Stuart Ostrow, ShipMoney President noted that he was very excited about the new strategic partnership with NPS expanding ShipMoney’s footprint in the European maritime market.

“NPS has a growing reputation across Europe for its unique customer centric agency services and we feel this partnership will complement each other’s enterprises,” he said.

Ron Meuldijk, Managing Director of NPS-Europe, said: “Our collaboration with ShipMoney had been driven by our clients’ desire to manage ‘cash free vessels’ while giving onboard crew members valuable exposure to e-commerce. Moreover, it will also play an important role in reducing HSSE concerns pertaining to handling cash in ports for which many ship owners worldwide are paying excessive fees.”

ShipMoney is a comprehensive maritime payments system that facilitates onboard payroll payments, employer and employee generated international remittances, money transfers and onboard expense payments through a singular integrated payments platform.