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Offshore Highlights – Digest of the Main Industry News
The offshore industry is in direct dependence on the global oil prices which have been extremely volatile for the past few years. In September 2018 they hit a 4-years maximum of $81.2 per barrel after the OPEC promise to keep its production steady; and then in less than two months crude oil prices perform their...
When to Update Your Application Form?
The answer to this seemingly obvious question contains many nuances since application form is an important and at times the only effective tool of finding jobs for seafarers. Therefore, one should always exercise a professional approach to the process of its creation, updating and distribution if you’d like to use the resulting document as a...
Technologies that Will Change the Future of Shipping Industry
UNCTAD recently unveiled their Review of Maritime Transport 2018 report which as always provides comprehensive inner monitoring of the shipping industry for the past year together with a well-grounded prognosis for the years to come. According to the experts, seaborne trade has been demonstrating quite good results expanding at 4% per year rate and will...
Anti-Piracy Security – How to Protect Yourself and Vessel from the Attack
Marine piracy has a long history. But only in recent years has it transformed into a well-organized criminal business posing a problem for the shipping industry and a serious threat for seafarers. Modern pirates are not interested in primitive “smash and grab” attacks. They hijack vessels to kidnap crew and steal valuable cargo. These guys...
Writing a Perfect Seafarers Application Form
Today the Internet is inundated with various articles providing guidance on CV writing; and almost all of them agree on the one thing: there is no universal resume template. Each industry has its peculiarities and in some cases very specific requirements for this document. For instance, it is a common knowledge that shipping industry leans...
Most Interesting Newbuilding Ships 2018
The global fleet has almost doubled for the past 10 years. Where there were just 17 406 vessels in 2008; there are over 34 000 ships delivered by 2018. The shipbuilding industry has been working at a tremendous speed; and though the past few years haven’t not exactly been the ‘Golden Age’ for the yards;...
Top Issues Worrying Seafarers Onboard – SeafarersHelp Annual Review
 Swelling overcapacity in merchant fleet, uncomfortable merges and allies between ship owners, hardly breathing offshore sector, -recent years have been rather challenging for the shipping industry.  And as the ordinary people usually are most affected by all industry misfortunes, seafarers found themselves in the epicenter of the recent crisis. SeafarersHelp team of specialists, the frontline...
Crewing and Training – what changes to expect in the next 10 years?
 Experts are predicting shipping industry to undergo more changes within the next 50 years than it has seen in the last three centuries. Keeping in mind gigantic progress in shipbuilding and design, chartering, maritime law and insurance that has happened during this period it would be fascinating to watch shipping history unfold before our eyes....
Changes on site
Dear User, You may have noticed that we made some changes not only to site design, but also its functions. Now seafarers will find it easier to register and search for vacancies, while employers have new instruments for fast search of candidates for their vessels. In general the changes apply to: Seafarers: Easier search for...
Interesting facts about shipping industry
Almost 90% of everything we see in shops travels the ocean on huge ships the length of football fields and the height of Niagara Falls. These ships and boxes belong to a business that feeds, clothes, warms, and supplies us. They have fueled if not created globalization. Here are some curious facts about this essential...