The Numbers Are In: U.S. Maritime Workforce Grows to 650,000, Contributing $154 Billion Annually

The U.S. maritime industry now employees nearly 650,000 Americans with jobs across all 50 states and contributes $154 billion to the nation's economic growth annually, according to new economic and jobs data released by Transportation Institute (TI), a leading maritime association and advocacy group for national maritime policy in the United States.  Following … [Read more...]

International Shipping Needs 42,500 More Officers By 2019, Drewry Says

  The international shipping industry will require an additional 42,500 officers by the end of 2019 to cope with the expected growth in the main cargo carrying fleet, according to the latest Manning report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. This is equivalent to a staggering 7% growth over the five year period, but the persistent shortage of officer … [Read more...]

Rolls-Royce to Cut Marine Unit Jobs

By Kari Lundgren (Bloomberg) -- Rolls-Royce Group Plc, which is already eliminating about 2,600 positions globally, said it will cut an additional 600 jobs at its marine unit that’s suffering from a slump in oil prices. The cuts, equivalent to about 10 percent of the workforce at the subsidiary, will be global in scope, though about 300 positions will go in Norway, where the … [Read more...]

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Needs to Fill 1,500 Civilian Worker Positions

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia is looking to hire about 1,500 civilian workers over the next year amid an increased workload and a growing number of retirees. Jeffrey Cunningham, a spokesman for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in the world specializing in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines, told local … [Read more...]

U.S. Maritime Industry Jobs Program Lures Veterans

National Program Helps Veterans Transition to New Jobs in the American Maritime Industry The Port of Houston played host to more than 400 veteran's and over 50 organizations as part of a maritime career fair aimed at attracting U.S. veterans. The event, which was called the Military2Maritime Career Fair and sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership, is part of a … [Read more...]