“If you’re doing this for the schedule or the money, you may be missing the point,” he said. “I’ve been all over the world and got to see things many others will never experience.”
“How do we want it to be when we go back to old ‘normal’? What do we want to keep from our old lives? What do we want to keep from our new lives? That’s what leaders think about. Leaders tell the truth about what’s happening, reimagine the future, come up with ways to make changes, and – above all – leaders support and encourage everyone at all levels. That’s exactly what Senior Leadership at Tropical Shipping is doing right now. I’m confident we will emerge even stronger than before.”
TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico (TMPR) Terminal Operations Manager Joseph Bennett is the 2019 Saltchuk honoree for Innovation in Safety. His years of experience working in warehousing and stevedoring served as a knowledge base for the “simple yet innovative” changes he spearheaded at TMPR, despite his short tenure with the company.
A typical week sees the 10 members of Tropical’s Miami-based South Florida Sales Team hitting the road, calling on customers in Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Lucy, and Okeechobee counties. Since March 16, the team’s workweek has been anything but typical.
“Food security is a big issue in our community and everywhere,” he said. “We wanted to illustrate how, with little effort, everyone can make an impact – not only during a pandemic but every day. We’ve always believed that being involved and helping out where needed is a part of being a good neighbor, and in our case, good Alaskans.”