As fleets increase and new shipowners enter the industry worldwide, demand for trained and experienced crew and the need to ensure continuity of supply is becoming acute.
Recent industry figures indicate that 4,200 newly built vessels will be delivered within the next three years. Due to the present buoyant shipping market, vessels are not being scrapped and the maintaining of old vessels can be expected to continue for the next two to three years. Therefore, these new buildings will be an increment to the world's fleet.
The above figures indicate that a further 100,000 seafarers will be required to operate these vessels. Few shipowners have yet to come to grips with the problem of finding enough seafarers to operate these ships.
The problem is a worldwide one and CMS Crew Management Services is structured to provide solutions. Through a network of recruiting offices, under one central administration, shipowners will be able to reduce the number of crew nationalities and select their personnel from amongst the major crew recruitment sources. These sources at present are principally China, the Philippines, India, Australia and the Ukraine.
Hand in hand with the selection process is the business of training people to the highest possible standards for their particular functions.
We are already financially involved with leading maritime training institutions in the countries in which we have our recruitment offices. Our training policy is especially focused on attracting bright young potential officers to train as deck and engineering cadets. We want to ensure that our trainee officers not only receive training, but also that they are provided with a career path, which means they can see their way through to the most senior ranks in 10 to 12 years. These people will also be a future source of senior shore staff for the client's that we serve.
No enterprise can operate without quality staff. CMS Crew Management Services is operated by highly experienced and motivated personnel with a deep sense of integrity. Thereby ensuring that we achieve the high benchmarks we have set ourselves.