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The Filipino market supply of seafarers and cadets and their contribution to the global merchant fleet

The Philippines is a dominant source of seafarers and cadets, contributing significantly to the global merchant fleet. Filipino seafarers are known for their English proficiency, quality education and training, cultural affinity for seafaring, and cost-competitiveness, argues Konstantinos Galanakis, Chief Executive Officer at ELVICTOR GROUP Inc.

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New bill to protect Filipino seafarers’ rights passed on final reading

The final reading of a measure that passes a bill in favor of Filipino seafarers' interests and rights, known as “Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers,” was approved in March with the aim to ensure that they have “full protection” before, during, and after employment, especially in the event of maritime accidents, epidemics or pandemics, or other natural or man-made crisis.

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