It is no longer enough to have a traditional background in shipping to reach the top. The ideal leader in the maritime sector almost needs to be a superman or superwoman, say headhunters at ShippingWatch's conference on Friday in Singapore.
BY TENNA SCHOER
The good news is that the maritime sector still needs people. Despite the industry's financial challenges, the same number of jobs are still being posted as before. However the requirements for the candidates are growing steadily:
Greenlandic ports have in recent years become better connected to the world than previously. This is due to a collaboration deal with Icelandic Eimskip, but according to Royal Artic Line’s CEO, ambitions go beyond that.
The Covid-19 pandemic and supply chain chaos have made Türkiye a more attractive site of production, prompting hectic activity for freight forwarders and carriers: ”Our customers are investing heavily in equipment,” says DFDS head to ShippingWatch.
The European Community Shipowners’ Associations echoes the criticism from national associations regarding the Norwegian law proposal on seafarers’ pay and working conditions. The proposed law seems to overstep several international laws, according to the organization.