Faststream Wins Chevron Recruitment Contract
Maritime, offshore and oil and gas recruitment group Faststream has been awarded a two-year supplier agreement by Chevron Products UK Limited. The agreement will see Faststream supply permanent recruitment services to Chevron in the U.K. and Europe within four of its operating companies covering gas and midstream, downstream and chemicals, technology, products and services and corporate/business services. Faststream noted it has been a preferred supplier to Chevron Products UK…
Change Recruitment Achieves MLC Standard
Change Recruitment Group announced that it is the first independent recruitment company in the U.K. to achieve the quality status which is gained by receiving a Declaration of Conformity to the Maritime Labor Convention. The Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 came into force August 20, 2013, and has led to greater employment protection for the majority of the world’s seafarers and Change International, the global division of Change Recruitment Group, is the first recruitment agency in the United Kingdom to achieve the requisite quality standards, having been audited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
IMarEST Partners with Matchtech Recruitment
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has partnered with Matchtech to offer an online recruitment service. Developed to offer a key benefit to the institutes 15,000 global membership, Matchtech will run an online job board on the IMarEST website. David Loosley, IMarEST CEO, welcomes Matchtech as IMarEST’s new recruitment partner stating; “We’re delighted to announce that the IMarEST is partnering with Matchtech to offer our international members an online recruitment service. ” Matchtech’s recruitment partnership with IMarEST will bring 29 years of experience recruiting within the marine industry to the global marine community.
ClassNK's First MLC Approval
ClassNK Issues First MLC Seafarer Recruitment Certification to NYK-FIL Ship Management Inc. ClassNK has issued its first approval for seafarer recruitment and placement service providers in line with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006) to Manila-based manning company NYK-FIL Ship Management Inc. (NYK-FIL). The approval confirms the company’s conformance with the standards set forth in Regulation 1.4 (Recruitment and Placement) of the MLC 2006 which was adopted by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2006 to help ensure the safety and protect the rights of seafarers.
Viking Recruitment Sets Green Standard
ISS Perennial Gold Sponsor, Viking Recruitment, Sets “Green Standard” in the U.K. by Designing and Building “Viking House,” a Passivhaus Certified Building, for its Expanding Workforce. The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to acknowledge the groundbreaking “green” efforts of perennial Gold Supporter, Viking Recruitment. Viking’s steadfast commitment to the superyacht industry is apparent in their continuing support of ISS’s efforts on behalf of crew worldwide.
ClassNK Issues Manning Certification
Manila-ClassNK continued to cement its position in maritime manning certification with the issuance of approval for seafarer recruitment and placement service providers in line with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006) to Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. (MAGMOL). The approval confirms that the Manila-based manning company, a member of the MOL Group, is in conformance with the standards set forth in Regulation 1.4 (Recruitment and Placement) of the MLC 2006 which was adopted…
Faststream Taps Ellis to Lead Business in the Americas
Maritime recruitment specialist Faststream appointed a new Vice President to manage its team of recruitment specialists in the USA. Tamara Ellis, a former senior employee with Ranstad, the world’s second largest staffing organisation, will be responsible for developing Faststream’s growing presence in the Maritime, Oil & Gas and Logistics markets throughout the Americas. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Ellis has both management and hands-on recruiting experience within US and global staffing organisations. “Tamara is an outstanding catch for Faststream’s US business," said Faststream’s Group CEO Mark Charman. “This is an exciting opportunity to develop a well-established and respected business," said Ellis.
New North American Maritime Personnel Recruitment Agency
Flagship Maritime Recruiting focuses on servicing the needs of maritime companies in the USA and Canada. Flagship Maritime Recruiting is founded by shipping professionals and augmented by specialists in the recruitment, human resources (HR), and organizational development (OD) fields giving it the ability to not only identify qualified job candidates, but to match the best candidates to open positions. "Locating well qualified candidates for positions and successfully matching an individual with a maritime company, requires a unique blend of shipping knowledge and recruitment expertise" says David Smith, Master Mariner, co-founder, and President of Flagship Maritime Recruiting. Flagship Maritime Recruiting says it is run by shipping professionals for shipping professionals.
Clyde Marine Recruitment Achieves MLC Accreditation
Clyde Marine Recruitment is the first UK manning office to be approved by Lloyds Register for provision of manpower to ship owners, ship managers and ship operators incorporating the requirements of the International Labour Organisation’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) as applicable to recruitment and placements. This accreditation replaces the former ASMO (Approved Seafarer Manning Office) which Clyde Marine were also first to achieve in the UK.
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ClassNK Approves ECDIS Training Course
ClassNK Issues Certification for ECDIS Training Course and Manning Services Provided by the “K” LINE Group. ClassNK announced today that it had issued generic training course approval to an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) course offered by K Line Maritime Academy (Philippine) (KLMA (Phili)), a group company of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. The approval, which certifies that this course complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards and the leading classification society’s new Standard for Maritime Education & Training…
MITAGS To Host Conference
MITAGS will host the national conference, “Maritime Careers: Implementing the Action Plans for Recruiting and Retaining Mariners” at Linthicum Heights Campus on May 1-2, 2002. Glen Paine, executive director, Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), Seattle, Wash., announced that MITAGS would host a national conference for national consensus on mariner recruitment and retention at its Linthicum Heights campus on May 1 and May 2, 2002. The American Merchant Marine has been impacted by a critical loss of professional mariners in recent years. The aim of this conference is to build a national consensus and plan that will project a positive image of mariners and create an appreciative awareness of the maritime industry.
Lange New Faststream Partner
Christian Lange has become the managing partner of Faststream AS, the Oslo based arm of international maritime recruitment specialist Faststream Recruitment Ltd. Commenting on the appointment, Faststream Group CEO Mark Charman said: “Christian is a shipping man through and through with years of shipbroking experience under his belt who really understands the sector. After two years with Faststream, I’m delighted that he has become a partner in our fast growing firm. Oslo born Christian Lange (53) began his career in shipping in 1975 as a shipbroker in Hamburg. He has worked in a variety of positions for United Arab Chartering (1978-79)…
Marlins Security eLearning Goes Global
The U.K. MCA have granted approval to Marlins for their new STCW eLearning courses, resulting in further expansion of Marlins’ international Approved Test Centre network. The 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention came into effect in 2012 and included a new requirement, Section A-VI/6. This requires all crew, whether deck, engine/technical, hotel, superyacht or concession, to undergo security awareness training. Crew members with specific security duties must also study and gain certification for additional topics. Marlins STCW security courses allow students to learn remotely online, at their own pace. Study material is graphical and interactive, including mini assessments throughout, to check understanding.
Faststream Announces Director Promotion
Recruitment company Faststream has announced the appointment of a new director. Jason Tay has been promoted to director level in the Group’s Singapore base in recognition of his progression and contribution to the business, the company said. Established in 1999, Faststream is a recruitment company specializing in services to the oil and gas, shipping and maritime, offshore, mining and built environment sectors. The Group employs 130 in total across its U.K., Perth Australia, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Singapore offices. Mr.
Etpm Expands ROV Service with New Office
Aberdeen-based subsea and marine recruitment specialist etpm is continuing its company growth by opening a new office in Great Yarmouth and taking on two new members of staff to meet increasing client demand for experienced ROV staff. Great Yarmouth is strategically placed to service oil, gas, marine and renewables activity in the North Sea and in addition to recruiting for the global marketplace, etpm Great Yarmouth will join a range of specialist support services supporting the offshore industry in that region.
Proactive Accreditation for etpm
Subsea and marine recruitment specialist etpm announced two industry accreditations. The Aberdeen-headquartered company achieved its ISI 9001:2008 and 12001:2008 four months ahead of target. etpm also decided to take a proactive approach to gain Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 certification. The MLC 2006, which covers maritime labor law, came into force internationally in August 2013 and will come into force in the United Kingdom next year. While certification is not yet mandatory, recruitment companies can request that they be audited to show that their practices are already MLC compliant. etpm volunteered for audit and has been certified a year before implementation.
New Alliance Forms UOCC
United Overseas Tankers Ltd. (UOT), a General Maritime Corporation wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into a alliance with Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd. to provide crew management services for all of General Maritime's vessels. The alliance will be named United Overseas Columbia Crewing Ltd. (UOCC) and will be responsible for such services as crew recruitment, training, payroll and quality control management. John P. Tavlarios, President and Chief Executive Officer of General Maritime Management LLC, commented, "The formation of United Overseas Columbia Crewing Ltd. is a further extension of our commitment to maintaining operational excellence. Through the relationship with Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
Spinnaker Reports Buoyant Job Market
Maritime recruitment specialist Spinnaker Consulting has reported that despite general reports of a slowdown in the world economy, recruitment in the shipping, offshore and transport markets remains buoyant. Writing in the latest issue of Changing Course, Spinnaker's monthly e-mail newsletter, managing director Phil Parry says, "Contrary to most industry forecasts, 2002 does not look like being such a bad year for the shipping, offshore and transport job markets. We are currently experiencing a high demand for charterers and shipbrokers with 5-10 years' experience. are also healthy for maritime and insurance lawyers. This includes both litigators and finance specialists and not just at the usual 1-5 year qualified level, but equity partners too.
SIGGTO Survey Reveals Recruitment Challenge
Recruitment is the LNG sector’s principal challenge according to a survey of Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGGTO) members undertaken by international shipping recruiter Faststream. Fifty-eight percent of the respondents to the survey agreed that recruitment was a big challenge. “Vacancy levels in the shore-based LNG sector are at a record high and we forecast them to continue growing.
Moore Stephens Launches Shipping Recruitment Service
Leading shipping accountant and business consultant Moore Stephens has launched a recruitment consultancy and placement service to match jobs and people related to finance and shipping. "We know the shipping industry, we know the financial world, and we regularly advise on employee benefit structures, so our clients can benefit from our ability to match the right people to the right jobs, with the right conditions," says Chris Chasty, head of Moore Stephens' shipping group. Moore Stephens will find suitable candidates for finance-related positions within all sectors of the shipping industry for a fixed fee. "This is a straightforward service…
Seafarers CV Reports Promising Growth
Following the official launch in March, Seafarers CV Limited (SCV) has quickly charted a steady course toward a profitable future. The company helps private and commercial shipping and management companies find and recruit qualified crew anywhere in the world. SCV said it met its four-month goal of 1,000 crew signups in less than one month and 350 vessel requests. SCV added that it is growing at over 3,000 crew per month with qualified seafarers from over 130 countries. SCV's breakthrough has been to remove the middle person…
CrewInspector Pursues Business in Ukraine
CrewInspector, an online crew management software provider, recently signed up with number of crew recruitment and crew management agencies based in Ukraine to provide its crewing software for businesses in Ukrainian market. “We see that companies are looking for straight forward software solutions not requiring long set-up and integration. CrewInspector offers high quality solution at very attractive price and that’s the main reason why we are so popular among start-up and middle size crew management agencies. In the same time we fully satisfy the needs off larger organizations as well thanks to CrewInspector scalability,” said Andy Lipsberg, co-owner of CrewInspector.