AN EVENING function at the Australian National Maritime Museum marked the 100th birthday of stevedoring company, Patrick Terminals.

The event was attended by customers, industry representatives, friends and Patrick Terminals employees. Speaking to the gathering, Patrick chief executive Michael Jovicic reflected on the significance of the milestone.

“This week recognises a significant milestone for Patrick Terminals,” Mr Jovicic said.

CEO Michael Jovicic speaks about times past. Credit: Patrick

“Over the past 100 years of our history, we have seen both challenging and exciting times for our business and the Patrick legacy and brand has lived on through the courage and commitment of our people and the support of their families,” he said.

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“This week we have taken time to acknowledge all of our people, both past and present, who have contributed to the business that we celebrate today.”

Patrick chairman Maurice James said in the early days their founders sought to provide a reliable source “unmatched by competitors”.

“Courageous management teams have sought to continually evolve the Patrick business through challenging accepted practices, developing innovative operating models and embracing technological change to be at the forefront of global practices,” Mr James said. “Today, Patrick Terminals continue to drive change and innovation that supports safe and efficient service for our customers.”

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