Seafarer Workforce Report: The global supply and demand for seafarers in 2021

Aug 10 2021


The new Seafarer Workforce Report from ICS and BIMCO has officially launched and is available to order now.

Prepared by BIMCO and ICS, this comprehensive report details the global seafarer workforce supply and demand situation. With contributions from national maritime administrations, shipping companies, maritime education and training institutions and industry experts, this report is considered to be an essential tool for those tasked with developing crewing and training strategies.

 

The 2021 edition contains:

  • Detailed estimates of the current supply and demand for seafarers for the world fleet, including country-specific figures;
  • Details of the demographic composition of the supply of seafarers;
  • Forward projections for the likely supply and demand situations over the next five years; and
  • Identification of various maritime training, recruitment and retention trends and their potential consequences.

 

The Seafarer Workforce Report is priced at an RRP of £150 and is available to order in print or ebook directly from Witherbys.

 

'To meet the future demand for seafarers it is vital that the industry actively promotes careers at sea and enhances maritime education and training worldwide, with a focus on the diverse skills needed for a greener and more digitally connected industry. We must analyse and respond to trends in seafarer retention, and continue regular monitoring of the global seafarer workforce, to ensure that the supply of the STCW certified seafarers continues to keep pace with demand'.

- Guy Platten, ICS Secretary General

 



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