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SMS International partners on port health initiative

23 September 2020

SMS International Shore Operations is going to operate DeCurtis Shield Kiosks to automate the health check questionnaire process and provide temperature screening as part of its new COVID-19 safety initiative.

‘SMS International Shore Operations is excited to partner with DeCurtis as they both work for safe and successful resumption of cruise operations,’ SMS Managing Director Samuel Mifsud said. ‘Our collective strengths and combined industry knowledge will bring real value to our mutual clients when they are preparing for the restart of operations. We are pleased to collectively introduce an ultimate turnkey solution by combining the cutting-edge technology with dedicated, experienced and service-oriented staff to run it.’

Mifsud added: ‘We are confident it will allow existing and future clients to be a step ahead of resuming safe cruise operations.’

The partnership aims to seamlessly enhance the health, safety and security at ports worldwide.

DeCurtis Shield focuses on improving indoor environments using patent-pending technology to quickly implement health screenings at any secure entry or exit point. This technology, DeCurtis Corp. said, can be a critical part of a mitigating strategy to lessen on-board outbreaks.

MS and DeCurtis have both built strong relationships with the cruise industry, so the partnership is a great fit,’ according to Camille Olivere, SVP sales and marketing, DeCurtis Corp. ‘DeCurtis understands that the biggest challenge to implementing new technology is to put it into operations. SMS provides a seamless way to implement DeCurtis Shield health screening technology in the embarkation and disembarkation process. The great service that SMS provides will become more efficient and improve peace of mind as well as the health and safety of SMS employees and cruise guests.’