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Crewing Crisis

Despite being integral to global trade, seafarers have been among the worst affected by the travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of Covid-19. Many crews have been on board vessels for extended periods and concerns over safety and wellbeing continue to mount…



Stranded seafarers make direct appeal for more action on crew changes

Crews tell their stories of resilience, missing families and not stepping on land for nearly six months as coronavirus pandemic leaves them stuck at sea

International Crewing Safety


Diversity issues now prominent in battle for maritime talent

Diversity Study Group sees signs of real progress in female representation at junior and middle levels, but says there is work to be done at senior level and as regards moving beyond whites and Asians

International Crewing

Why the pandemic was a watershed for shipping

In the same way that the switch from ‘relationship banking’ to ‘digital banking’ has taken 10-15 years to get right, so the move from relationship-shipping to data-shipping will take a decade or more

Digital Disruption Technology and Innovation

Few shipping companies offering careers to women, conference told

Very few employers want to to take women on as seafarers despite the public relations image that shipping wants to project 

International Crewing

50 Stephen Cotton, International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF has been busy with efforts to repatriate crews held up in the Ukraine crisis; the crew change fall-out from the pandemic; the need to improve gender-inclusivity at sea; and seafarers' inclusion in the decarbonisation of shipping debate                      

Top 100 People Crewing

76 Mark O'Neil, Columbia Shipmanagement/Intermanager

InterManager’s emphasis has switched from the crew change crisis to welfare of Ukrainian and Russian seafarers, while the transformation of Columbia Shipmanagement continues apace

Top 100 People Ship Management

82 Andrew Wright, The Mission to Seafarers

Acknowledgement of seafarer missions in the Top 100 is long overdue, as pastoral care continues to provide seafarers and their families with invaluable support and assistance globally

Top 100 People People

56 Li Tianbi, Water Transportation Bureau at China’s Ministry of Transport

The situation is likely to get worse before it gets better; Mr Li and his authority must put more efforts to help solve the conundrum that appears increasingly out of his control

Top 100 People Ports and Logistics

Top 10 technology leaders 2022

Tech embraces new fuels, new digital capabilities, new engines and equipment and everything in-between. Larger businesses also have the challenge of recruiting and retaining new skills; this sector is evolving rapidly

Top 100 People Technology and Innovation

Crew retention essential to address seafarer shortage issue

Seafarer shortage is a real issue that needs to be addressed by the industry, says the Singapore Shipping Association

Singapore Crewing

Navigation incidents are ‘preventable’, says Standard Club

Tight ship schedules result in commercial pressure on both ship and pilot

International Crewing

OOCL says using greener fuels requires significant crew training

International Chamber of Shipping is proposing the IMO should itself set a target that all the new regulations for handling the safety of the potentially dangerous new fuels should be in place by as early as 2026

International Containers

Different approaches needed to train Gen Z seafarers

Maersk Training, a training centre run by the shipping liner, has adopted different ways of training and engaging young seafarers

International Crewing