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Company shares offered to employees as appreciation for their contributions Data communications software provider, GTMaritime announced its Employee Owned Trust (EOT) scheme to incentivise the team for their contribution to the company’s stellar performance. The structure enables both existing and future employees to become direct beneficiaries of the company’s continuing success. Employees are the greatest asset Owner of GTMaritime, Robert ...

Maersk, the Danish shipping giant grappled with female talent drought since 2020 Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S admitted it is challenging to find female talent for their top management positions. Since appointing Henriette Hallberg Thygesen to be a member of the executive board in 2020, Maersk has yet to add another lady to the group. Shipping remains ...

ICS will mandate seafarers to receive vaccination before entering ports The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will be circulating a legal document to the global shipping community – highlighting the possible mandate of seafarers receiving the vaccination. The body quoted a report documenting some states asserting all crew gets vaccinated as a pre-condition of entering their ports. Unfortunately, some reports ...

Though the number of repatriations halved from September 2020, a rebound remains possible International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Secretary-general Kitack Lim warned the crew change crisis caused by COVID-19 remains far from over. He quoted an analysis revealing a decline in number of seafarers needing repatriation to 200,000 as at March 2021, from 400,000 in September 2020. Unfortunately, a large number ...

Seafarers face a myriad of challenges taking shore leave Singapore authorities’ denied entry for incoming seafarers from China in February 2021 due to COVID-19. Other countries started to impose similar regulations, gradually normalising seafarers unable to come ashore. The real list of reasons Time Stephen Miller, The Mission to Seafarer’ regional director of East Asia pointed out: “The biggest issue ...

Panama sought IMO’s intervention to help stranded seafarers and shipowners Some 74 vessels loaded with Australian coal, carrying over 1,500 crew members remain idling in Chinese waters after the republic imposed an unofficial ban on Australian commodities. The last vessel unloaded its 90,000 mt of cargo in early March after a nine-month wait. Crew change crisis Panama, owner of the ...

Government reveals enhanced efforts to improve seafarers’ well-being The Labour-led New Zealand Government has publicly announced on 9 March 2021 it will fulfil its manifesto pledge and commitment to improve seafarer’s welfare – through funding from the maritime levies. Maritime levies to fund seafarers welfare board Michael Wood, transport minister and deputy leader of the house, said: “The Maritime Transport ...

Equally capable of SAR, women still feel the need to outperform men to be taken seriously The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) released the first survey results to examine the representation of women across the maritime SAR sector. Supported by Trinity House, this #WomenInSAR study attracted more than 1,600 participants (both men and women) across 48 different countries. The research ...

RightShip announces expanded vetting requirements to improve safety and sustainability The renowned third-party maritime inspection firm added more requirements in its vetting criteria to improve safety and sustainability.  Apart from increasing its assessment items from 20 to 50, RightShip added separate and brand-new sections for flag and class, ship structures, engineering, and a comprehensive section on human rights. Focus on ...

Just like offshore employment, a shipowner’s good reputation drives employee retention Regardless of industry, a company’s reputation equates to its corporate branding. It is also a major differentiator in the competition. Its critical point of appeal to different stakeholders, known personality and social esteem are important assets and leveraging tools to attract the best talent. Brand = promise + commitment ...