05 October 2021

Setting Sail

In a candid Q and A, Dr Malini V Shankar, Vice-Chancellor, Indian Maritime University & Chairperson, The National Shipping Board, Government of India, outlines the prospects and factors that can propel the growth path of India’s Shipping & Maritime Industry. An added bonus? The invaluable tips she has for women leaders to make a mark in an era focused on diversity and inclusion.

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23 August 2021

Grooming for the new job openings in Merchant Shipping

The global merchant shipping fleet is expected to grow by 6.4 percent in the next five years. This is good news for India, which supplies nearly 10 percent of the 16-lakh global seafarers to the worldwide fleet and can increase its supply further.
India is home to the second-largest number of seafarers after the Philippines. However, it is not going to be easy for India as competition is severe not only from the Philippines but also from the Russian Federation, China, and Indonesia.
The government, industry, and maritime institutes should work together to promote seafaring and put more seafarers onboard the ships globally. At the start of 2021, the world merchant fleet made up of 74,505 ships across 11 main segments covered by the BIMCO ICS Seafarer Workforce Report 2021.
This is projected to reach 79,282 by 2025 end. This means demand for qualified manpower is expected to go up by 1.40 lakhs, said a shipping expert.


Last updated on: 20th October 2021

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