DeCurtis Corporation Partners with SMS International Shore Operations to Improve the Health in Ports Worldwide
DeCurtis Corporation, the premier provider of location and proximity enabled solutions in complex, indoor environments with a focus on health, safety and security, operational enhancement and experience evolution announces a partnership with SMS International Shore Operations, the world’s leader in managing port experiences and operations for cruise liners globally.
SMS will operate DeCurtis Shield™ Kiosks to automate the health check questionnaire process and provide temperature screening as part of its new health and safety initiative due to COVID-19.
“SMS International Shore Operations is excited to partner with DeCurtis as they both work for safe and successful resumption of cruise operations,” said Samuel Mifsud, Managing Director, SMS International Shore Operations. “Our collective strengths and combined industry knowledge will bring real value to our mutual clients when they are preparing for the re-start of operations. We are pleased to collectively introduce an ultimate turn-key solution by combining the cutting-edge technology with dedicated, experienced, and service-oriented staff to run it. We are confident it will allow existing and future clients to be a step ahead of resuming safe cruise operations.”
This partnership aims to seamlessly enhance the health, safety and security at ports worldwide while continuing to deliver value to the cruise lines and guests both companies serve using DeCurtis Shield™.
Health, safety and security have always been vital components of DeCurtis Corporation’s mission but are the primary focus in the cruise industry’s current environment. 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 is not just an answer to COVID-19, but a critical part of a mitigating strategy to lessen onboard outbreaks.
“SMS and DeCurtis have both built strong relationships with the cruise industry, so the partnership is a great fit,” said Camille Olivere, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, DeCurtis Corporation. “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.”
About SMS International Shore Operations
SMS is an industry leader that has been providing all passenger logistics services including port agency, turnaround services, and shore excursions worldwide for well over 20 years. Our teams welcome cruise guests from around the world and accommodate the needs of thousands of cruise ships annually. SMS has a long history, founded in 1950, “SMS Shipping” has grown globally with a proven track record of providing outstanding service and a reputation for professionalism. SMS and its local support teams have worked aggressively through our partnerships with over 20 cruise lines and over 30 global locations, where we aim to exceed our client and guest expectations every day.
About DeCurtis Corporation
DeCurtis Corporation is the premier provider of location and proximity enabled solutions in complex indoor environments with a focus on health, safety and security, operational enhancement and experience evolution. Creator of Mobile Assembly Suite (MAS™), the DeCurtis Experience Platform (DXP™), and DeCurtis Shield™, DeCurtis Corporation is the leader in providing transformational experience technology based on decades of deep industry knowledge in the cruise space that is applicable to other sectors. With a vast range of experience working with some of the world’s best, most-recognized brands, DeCurtis Corporation transforms the guest experience to be safer, secure and more efficient through the creative application of the latest technology.