DeCurtis Corp has partnered with SMS International Shore Operations, which manages port experiences and operations for cruise ships.
SMS will operate DeCurtis patented 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 turnkey 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,” he added.
DeCurtis Shield’s health, safety and security are vital components of its mission but are the primary focus given the cruise industry’s current environment.
The system focuses on improving indoor environments using patent-pending technology to quickly implement health screenings at any secure entry or exit point.
“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 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,” he concluded.