Training is crucial for the high-tech shipping industry

6th June 2017

As ships are impressive, precious achievements of technology and automation, shipowners will not entrust their vessels to anyone, but highly-qualified personnel.

People seeking maritime employment must receive suitable training in accordance with international standards. Moreover, continuous on the job training is needed to keep up with the ongoing automation trends and the ever more demanding international regulations on safety, protection, the environment, etc.

A maritime career is an attractive and opportunity rich prospect, because:

  • The job is performed in a multicultural environment.The days when crews on Belgian flag vessels were Belgian-only have long gone. Today one works and lives with people of all nationalities.
  • Sailing periods alternate with long vacations.
  • The wage package is attractive.