digitalization

ITF to address crew abandonment via database

In light of the rapidly increasing abandonment cases within shipping industry, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Seafarers launched an online ship abandonment resource database.

How Internet has improved life of seafarers onboard

It is known that internet has dynamically entered into our daily lives within the years. In fact, internet has among others changed industries, business, education, communication, and the ways in which we interact with the others. However, when it comes to shipping industry, connectivity onboard has proved to effectively improve seafarers’ mental health and their overall wellbeing.

Flag State launches seafarer welfare app

Isle of Man Ship Registry became the first Flag State to launch a seafarer welfare app, named as “Crew Matters”, as it has just gone live and is available to approximately 10.000 seafarers.

Partners launch crew welfare open innovation challenge

Inmarsat joined forces with Shell Shipping and Maritime and maritime digital consultancy Thetius to launch a new ‘Open Innovation Challenge’, which aims to identify the technology needed to boost crew safety, health and wellbeing at sea at a moment when COVID-19 has exposed the welfare of seafarers to global scrutiny.

Partners launch crew welfare open innovation challenge

Inmarsat joined forces with Shell Shipping and Maritime and maritime digital consultancy Thetius to launch a new ‘Open Innovation Challenge’, which aims to identify the technology needed to boost crew safety, health and wellbeing at sea at a moment when COVID-19 has exposed the welfare of seafarers to global scrutiny.

UK MCA: Update on online oral exams due to COVID-19

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the associated guidance issued by Public Health England (PHE), the MCA announced it was cancelling all face to face oral exams. As the oral exam is an integral part in ensuring the competency of those who will ultimately be responsible for their safety, the safety of others at sea and the protection of marine environment, the MCA has moved this process online.

COVID-19 impact on maritime industry: A new era emerges

The effects of the pandemic were the main topic at the SMM Press Conference webinar where experts assessed the current situation in the shipping industry and its consequences for the SMM agenda, which will focus on Green Shipping and Digitalisation. 

SafeMetrix MET-3S set to release soft skills assessments in Tagalog and Greek

A significant step towards continuously ensuring the provision of fair and unbiased assessments that give equal opportunities to all seafarers around the globe is on the horizon for SafeMetrix, a product line of Safebridge. The platform is set to broaden its prospects, aiming to target the Philippine and Greek markets.

Global Maritime Forum gives voice to the next generation of maritime talent

Young talents from Nigeria, China and Denmark who wrote about digital seafarers, an emissions trading scheme and circular economy, named winners of the Future Maritime Leaders essay competition. Namely, 140 global essay contributions focused on issues on top of the agenda for the next wave of maritime leaders.

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