Study: Shipping Employees Concerned About Job Security

More shore-based employees in the shipping industry are concerned with their job security than ever before, according to research conducted by international maritime jobs specialist Halcyon Recruitment and online training provider Coracle. The findings, revealed today in Holcyon's Maritime Employee Survey, now in its eighth year, are based on nearly 3,000 responses. The … [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...]

Signal International Battered by SPLC, 5 More Lawsuits Filed Over H2B Visa Issues

Five more lawsuits have been filed this week against Signal International LLC, accusing the shipbuilder and its network of recruiters and labor brokers of using the H2B visa process to hire 500 Indian workers and forcing them to work under "barbaric conditions," according to a statement by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Clearly the SPLC has never been to a shipyard … [Read more...]

Opportunity in the Maritime Industry, A View from Seattle [VIDEO]

Seattle and the Puget Sound area has a long maritime and naval history, and it's no surprise that it's one of our top-visited cities to gCaptain. With some of the world's top naval architect firms located within the "Emerald City", nearby bustling shipyards such as Vigor Industrial and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and the Port of Seattle, opportunities exist for those … [Read more...]