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Maritime CEO Forum: Attracting the next generation into the workforce

Last week’s HR session at the Maritime CEO Forum confounded many who fear where the next generation might come from to fill the gap in shipping’s workforce.

Watch below as two well known names in local Hong Kong shipping circles – Bjørn Højgaard, CEO, Anglo-Eastern and PB Subbiah, HR director at Pacific Basin – discuss how to go about making a career in shipping an attractive option both at sea and onshore.

“From a shore-based perspective it depends on how you promote your brand and market how people can work for you. Get that right and it is not a problem. We don’t experience a shortage or a lack of enthusiasm,” Subbiah told the exclusive shipowner gathering.

A full report from the session will feature in Maritime CEO magazine. The next forum takes place at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore on March 17 next year.

The Maritime CEO Forum in Hong Kong was sponsored by American Express, Anglo-Eastern, Cobham, Dualog, Liberian Registry, Lloyd’s Register and Marlink.



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  1. The structure in the maritime job field is WIDE open to anyone male/female, any nationality yet port jobs are the best kept SECRET. Why?
    There is no focus on long term recruitment.
    With and Industry that has potential to outlay any job in today’s market and beyond. Again I ask why?
    I have spoke to women at the Conference held in Galveston Texas to advise and give them potential life changing facts about their future.
    I also inform nem when I see that the are floundering in life and have s desire to rise up.
    Thus I have seen s few get their TWIC cards and apply at ILA local 20 in Galveston.
    Open your resources are watch the flood gates…
    That’s how you fill your your job boards.
    Thank you for listening.
    Warmest regards
    Teresa Banuelos
    ILA local 20
    Galveston, Texas

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