What do you mean by the phrase –“long-term crew strategy”? In recent years, in our beloved shipping industry, I have tended to believe that it is trying to find a Second Engineer with a chemicals endorsement and US visa, for a ship leaving Singapore next Tuesday.

There will be more consolidation in the ship management sector as company founders decide on their future and mid-sized managers come under pressure, believes Anglo-Eastern ceo Bjorn Hojgaard.

Tideworks Technology, Inc, and the  International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP), the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) of Jamaica, and Manzanillo International Terminal-Panamá, S.A. (MIT), have signed a letter of intent for academic collaboration.

Even as the Philippines struggles to comply with European standards of implementation for the STCW Convention, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) chairman Esben Poulsson has issued a call in Manila for a comprehensive review of the convention to meet current and future demands.

Quality over quantity is the message from Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, Natasa Pilides, when it comes to growing the country’s vibrant maritime cluster.

Over the last couple of weeks Philippines government officials have been seeking to reassure the country that it will pass the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) latest audit on its maritime training.

The new school year in Greece  on17 September welcomed the first private professional lyceum, for teenagers aged from 14 to 17 years old, on Chios island with the specific aim of steering youth towards the maritime professions and back toward the island's glorious sea tradition.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Magsaysay Maritime Corp have officially inaugurated their new training academy in the Philippines which features a “ship-in-campus” - first in the country.

The saga of the Philippines crewing industry and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) as to whether the country's maritime training is compliant with the Standards of Training, Certification, Training and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention has now dragged on for an unbelievable 12 years.

As attention spans drop companies and organisations are seeking new ways get serious educational messages over to their staff, and as part of this mutual insurer the UK P&I Club is turning to gamification.

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