Tag: Baltic and International Maritime Council
Date: July 25, 2012
In the last part of our interview with Doris Ho, the Chief Executive of crewing agent Magsaysay, talks about the seafarer shortage and how to inspire retention through a strategy of long-term career development – at sea and ashore.
Ms Ho maintains that a deliberate and focused talent management programme, which focuses on training and career development as much as on money and benefits, can make a difference in attracting and retaining valuable staff.
Date: May 4, 2012
From eco-shipping to survival through innovation, we’ve been keeping an eye on the most interesting maritime news. Here’s a selection of green themed articles from the past week:
The next generation cargo ship – The Wind Challenger Project, set up by the University of Tokyo, aims to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. The key idea is to utilise giant retractable sails, 20m wide by 50m high, to make maximal use of wind energy. DigInfo.tv reports that the group has done simulations for shipping routes, with the results indicating that hybrid ships with sails and engines could reduce annual fuel consumption by about 30% on average.