Shipping faces critical shortfall of officers

Ship officers are in short supply in the global shipping industry. By 2026, shipping will see a shortage of 90,000 trained officers, warn Bimco and ICS in a new report on employment at sea.

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Shipping is short on thousands of trained ship officers, and the shortage for certified personnel will be growing rapidly in the coming years, according to shipping organizations Bimco and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).

In a new report titled Seafarer Workforce Report, the two organizations state that shipping will need to train more naval officers and that the demand for officers is already surpassing the labor supply.

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