Seafarer shortage has only worsened since last summer

A year back, in July of 2021, the International Chamber of Shipping published a report containing a warning about an acute maritime labor shortage. It now seems the problem hasn’t been rectified – quite to the contrary.

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It’s only every fifth year that the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) assesses the need for ship crews and officers, and new job candidates constantly graduate from maritime schools around the world.

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