A Pod with a difference….!

Not your average commission! Portable Communication Pods, part of the ITF Seafarers’Trust digital welfare project, aim to keep seafarers connected to families and friends, and to give seafarers easy communication links through providing Wi-Fi access on the quayside in ports around the world.

RPA were approached by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust to assist in reviewing the proposed design, cost and manufacture of these Pods. Associate Director, Paul Griffiths spent time reviewing the proposals, liaising with the design team and client, and flew out to Amsterdam to inspect the finished article prior to the units being handed over to the ITF Seafarers’ Trust to be shipped to ports around the world.

The Portable Communication Pods were the winner of the “Best New Communication Product” at the Safety At Sea Awards for the innovative way of addressing seafarers’ unique welfare needs.

RPA are privileged to have been involved in such a worthwhile cause.

This commission is a further instance of RPA’s ability to satisfy clients exact needs away from the ‘traditional’ built environment.