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
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
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
Very few employers want to to take women on as seafarers despite the public relations image that shipping wants to project
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
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
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
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
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
Seafarer shortage is a real issue that needs to be addressed by the industry, says the Singapore Shipping Association
Tight ship schedules result in commercial pressure on both ship and pilot
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
Maersk Training, a training centre run by the shipping liner, has adopted different ways of training and engaging young seafarers
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