Challenge to the industry-securing skilled crews in today’s marketplace
The shortage of qualified officers and crew is expected to become one of the most significant problems for the industryDOWNLOAD
A recent Deloitte survey: "Challenge to the industry-securing skilled crews in today’s marketplace" reveals that attracting and retaining competent seafarers is a growing global problem and that crewing is high on the list of business issues for all shipping companies. The global fleet has far outgrown the supply of trained seafarers, with an especially acute shortage of trained officers.
The International Maritime Organization declared 2010 the “Year of the Seafarer”. With this in mind, Deloitte’s Global Shipping & Ports Group conducted a survey examining the ability of the shipping industry to recruit and retain sufficient numbers of skilled seafarers to staff and operate vessels.