Crew management is undoubtedly one of the most complex elements of the maritime industry. Ensuring that the right people are in the right place at the right time is a like a jigsaw puzzle where the solution is constantly evolving. All it takes is for one piece of the problem to alter, and the whole approach to resolving it changes focus.
The role of the crew manager has become even more intense since the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Suddenly, a whole new set of barriers has been placed in their path as they attempt move the pieces of the puzzle. As is borne out by the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing, restrictions on movement and travel have caused a humanitarian crisis which at one point saw 400,000 seafarers stranded on vessels across the world.
Mintra believes that when a puzzle is shared, the chances of reaching an effective resolution are increased. Over the past 30 years, we have become a trusted technology partner of the maritime industry. Our digital learning and human capital management software solutions are designed to meet the operational challenges faced by maritime HR teams, whether in addressing training and competency needs or managing large, multinational workforces.
We listen to our clients; we understand what troubles them; we work with them to find a holistic solution that ebbs and flows with their people management needs.
Jorunn Eldøy is a key account manager with Mintra and has extensive experience in the offshore and maritime sectors. A former crewing manager, she has a deep-rooted knowledge of the difficulties her contemporaries face in mobilising global workforces, maintaining safe and compliant operations, and keeping seafarers engaged.
In this eBook, she shares her thoughts about the humanitarian crisis facing the maritime industry as a result of Covid-19, how Mintra’s solutions are addressing some of those issues and how the pandemic will completely transform the future path of training for seafarers.Download E-book
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