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Hamburg, Germany-based Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has started a research and development project to monitor how their fleet can become greener through seafarers Many maritime leaders have been talking about green transformation. But how exactly will maritime organisations and companies make the effort to change the industry and fight climate change with the rest of the world? Answering the call ...

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between mobility firm Skyports, ship management firm Thome Group and shipping company Wilhelmsen During the Singapore Maritime Week 2022’s MarineTech Conference, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat announced the signing of the MoU between the three companies. In April 2021, Singapore’s Marina South Pier acted as a testing ground ...

During the National Maritime Day on 5 April in India, top governmental officials gave special mention to seafarers for their contribution during the pandemic India’s Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal spoke at an event marking the country’s 59th National Maritime Day, where he honoured India’s maritime achievements by seafarers during the last two years. During his speech, ...

In conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week, the 4th Singapore Maritime Forum held a number of forum discussions, and one of which was a panel discussion on the challenges in crewing The panel discussion involved industry experts from various maritime companies – Captain Lim Swee Aun, General Manager of Wallenius Ship Management and Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Employers’ Federation; ...

During the CMA Conference and Exhibition 2022 in Connecticut, USA, leaders of maritime organisations discussed the importance of treating seafarers well During the North American shipping conference held from 29 Mar – 31 Mar 2022, leaders of various maritime organisations were asked for their opinion on what were the qualities of a good leader during periods of crisis, such as ...

Shipmanagers have acknowledged that keeping seafarers happy through better welfare is the way to retain talent within the maritime industry Ever so often, seafarers would hear their employers and managers talk about manning shortage and the labour crunch issues, as well as discussions on how to solve the issue through improving welfare to retain talent. But is it all talk? ...

Shortage of manpower in maritime has been a problem unsolved for years, but will there be an emergence of a new crewing powerhouse region? With the ongoing pandemic and the rise of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, crewing has faced an unprecedented crisis. Since the start of the pandemic, the crewing crisis has appeared before shipowners and managers seemingly teasing before hiding ...

With the aim of increasing the employment rate in Ghana, the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has rolled out a “Go-to-Sea Campaign” targeted at junior and senior high school students According to the GMA’s Director of Maritime Services Nana Kwabena Boakye-Boampong, there is a lack of awareness in the possibilities of a maritime career in the country. Most university hopefuls tend ...

Sri Lankan Sports, Digital Infrastructure and Youths Affairs Minister Namal Rajapaksa spoke about the Sri Lankan government’s plans to provide support to the maritime sector During a passing out event where seafarer interns were given their Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC), Minister Rajapaksa shared insights into the big plans the Sri Lankan government has for the maritime sector and to boost ...

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) launched a new Maritime Diversity and Inclusion Charter Based on the 2021 Seafarer Workforce Report, female seafarers make up a mere 2% of the entire seafaring community. To transform the maritime industry to be more inclusive, the ICS took the initiative to develop the Charter over the course ...