The Voyonic Group is continually seeking improvement in all that we do as part of our commitment to our ISO9001 quality management system. One specific area we have been looking into for a while now has been the provision of payment services. This research started before the events in Ukraine last year which have created further challenges for those reliant upon global banking systems to move funds around the world.

With over 400 bank accounts and in excess of 5,000 payments per month in multiple currencies to over 90 jurisdictions this has always been an area of challenge for us. Following detailed research, over a lengthy period of time, the decision was taken last year to engage with a new payments provider, MarTrust Limited.

MarTrust have their foundations within the marine industry and had a head start in terms of our selection criteria by understanding the nature of our business. They also possess the platform for handling not only the volume but also the variety of payments that Voyonic make. This has been enhanced by the introduction of the MarTrust e-wallet product which brings massive flexibility to individual seafarers in terms of them being able to control their personal banking more effectively.

The roll-out of MarTrust continues within Voyonic and our goal is to ensure that all seafarers under our care are transferred onto the platform within this year.

The global banking system is constantly changing and with ever-increasing compliance requirements for understanding not only clients but individuals it is imperative that technology leads the way.

We are committed to supporting our clients in the care of the crew serving onboard their vessels and after more than 25 years in the business the team at Voyonic totally understand our role in ensuring that salaries are paid on time.