SMT and Sustainability

SMT is always conscious of its impact on the environment and the communities we affect. We strive to assure that all business activities support environmental protection, community engagement, healthy and safe working environments, and economic development.

The company is an active supporter of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to actively contribute to the IMO’s target goals. SMT focuses its sustainability efforts on four core themes: Health & Safety, Environment, Community, and Our People.

Meet our mascot, Herbert the Sea Dog

SMT would like to introduce our official sustainability mascot, Herbert the Sea Dog. Herbert is a scrappy little dog who lives by the sea in New Zealand. His story goes, that one fine day he set sail with his owner but the weather quickly turned bad, throwing Herbert overboard. For 30 hours Herbert was left to endure the open ocean alone before being found. Herbert’s bravery and dedication helped save his life, now he is dedicated to helping us become the most sustainable shipping company we can be!

Herbert has been adapted from Robyn Belton’s children book Herbert: The Brave Sea Dog. Find a copy here

“ If we are all empowered we can together work to achieve the highest standards of safety, health, and sustainable business practices. ” – Mark Voorham, CEO

Health, Safety & Security

Health and safety is the foundation on which SMT builds all of its operations.


SMT Shipping recognizes environmental and biodiversity management as an integral part of our business and aims to preserve the natural and physical environment affected by our operations.


SMT is committed to our role in supporting the social and economic development of all the communities in which we work.

Our People

SMT Shipping’s workforce is at the heart of our company. We value and honor the creativity, dedication, and professionalism of our diverse community of workers.

SMT Shipping focuses on 8 UN Development Goals

OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO

“ It is clear that there will be no real profitability in the shipping industry without environmental protection, and we look forward to continuing our efforts towards the betterment of our planet. ” – Mark Voorham, CEO

Goal 3: Health & Wellness

Goal 4: Quality Education

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

On the weekend of March 19-20, 2022, SMT Shipping along with ~10,000 other participants, joined in the annual Limassol Marathon! What is labelled as the largest sporting event in Cyprus also acted as an amazing opportunity to unite our various offices, further strengthening our close-knit family company.

The SMT team supplied about 20 runners across 4 of our offices, including our own Director of Management Board, Robert E. Abraham, who ran the full marathon with an impressive time of 4:05:00. We look forward to next year’s race and our related team-building event this fall!

Health, Safety & Security

SMT’s sponsorship with Limassol Marathon is closely linked to our commitment to mental and physical wellness.  Many employees – local and international — participate in race events, and the SMT community is encouraged to link their own wellness journeys to the marathon by sharing their fitness activities on our marathon-inspired social media group.

Our People

The marathon is a major community event in Cyprus – and an equally major event for our local and international employees.  Employees and their families support the event as participants, volunteers, and supporters, and we encourage employees from other offices to travel to Cyprus and join in the fun.


In 2021 the worst forest fire to hit the island in decades took place. Fanned by strong winds, the fire swept through the southern foothills of the Troodos and forced the evacuation of 10 villages. To support these devastated areas, SMT will join other marathon organizers in a reforestation program in the fire devastated areas — one tree for every finisher in the any of the individual races.  As part of this program, SMT will join a team-building event in October and November in cooperation with the Department of Forests.


The Marathon raises awareness and funds for a coalition of charitable organization promoting family health and wellness throughout Cyprus. SMT is a proud sponsor of the event and the vital programming it supports.

The SMT Core Themes

Health, Safety & Security

Health, safety and security are integral parts of SMT and our objective is to set up a work environment where safety is the primary objective at all times.


Environmental and biodiversity management is an integral part of SMT’s business and we aim to preserve the natural environment in all our operations.


SMT Shipping understands the importance of contributing to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate.

Our People

SMT recognizes the importance of maintaining a positive work climate and endeavours to create a safe and respectful workplace which attracts high calibre employees.

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