2009 ACSR activities for community
TTA is a member of the Thai Shipowners Association and Bangkok Shipowners and Agents Association to foster the shipping industry’s continual development.
TTA provides practical knowledge to various shipping-related institutions and universities, such as the Merchant Marine Training Centre, Burapa University, and Kasetsart University. In March 2008, we signed Memorandums of Understanding with Kasetsart University and Burapa University with the aim of developing quality personnel in international maritime business and alerting Thai students to understand the importance of the maritime business. We have also sponsored for scholarships for students of these two universities.
We encourage our employees to be active in the community, such as being guest speakers of maritime courses of various universities and colleges (we had nine employees lecture for more than 300 hours in 2009), seeking donations for children charitable organisations, organising activities for local children to visit Group sites and organising fund raising activities for schools in poor rural areas. As an example, Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited provided an opportunity for children in Croston House to visit its dive-training centre in Chonburi.