Siport21 awarded in 2018 SME Prizes of Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Santander Bank

The Chamber of Commerce of Madrid and Santander Bank, in collaboration with the newspaper El País, have awarded Siport21 with the runner-up of the Small and Medium Enterprises Prize in the category of International Business for its trajectory in international markets.

Siport21 is a Spanish SME close to 20 years history. This company is an engineering consultant, specialised in maritime and port operations studies and advanced training of seafarers. With high international orientation, it has developed more than 1.000 projects in 47 countries across 4 continents, providing 70 % – 80 % of its annual turnover during the last years.

Regarding training, more than 1.400 seafarers from 51 international shipping companies have been trained in its Simulation Centre, highlighting those related to liquefied natural gas shipping companies, and they have also trained pilots from 22 national and 31 international ports.

Knowledge, quality and technological innovation are paramount for the development of the company. They have been pioneers in the introduction of ship behavior simulation tools in Spain, participants in the elaboration of Spanish maritime recommendations (ROM) and very proactive in different working groups of PIANC (International Navigation Association). This knowledge is applied to each project and in the development of new solutions for port operators.

This SME is also highly committed to the employment creation, duplicating its staff in the last 10 years, and to the equality policies, with 48 % women both in the technical and the management profiles.

Thirty small and medium Spanish companies have competed for these awards, where development and growth, education and trining, employment, innovation and international activity have been specially recognized.

 

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