Crewtoo: The Future for Seafarers
CrewConnect Global is one of the world’s largest events for the marine human resources (HR) and this year was celebrating its 20th anniversary. More than 600 crewing industry professionals from across the globe headed to the Philippines to find solutions for recruiting, training and protecting the welfare of seafarers in the digital age.
One of the biggest questions was how to balance the commercial needs of shipping, against the increasingly obvious need to treat seafarers well. Was it a case of paying for the welfare of crew now, by investing in good conditions, facilities, and support for seafarers. Or pay later – through increased medical bills, poor crew retention, or even lost working time accidents and mistakes?
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This article appeared in www.crewtoo.com.