Philippines to remain world’s crewing centre

Singapore: Despite concerns about its training qualification credentials the Philippines remains on course to be the leading source of crews through to at least 2020, according to early votes from Maritime CEO’s, our sister title, Future of Shipping Poll.
Filipinos are deemed more likely to be heading the pack of shipping recruiters six years from now, three times more so than Indians, the early results from the poll show. “Indians are starting to price themselves out of the market,” one respondent commented.  The news is a significant fillip to the archipelago which has come under heacy scrutiny of late from an EU audit of local training facilities which threatened to ban Filipinos from serving onboard EU-flagged ships.
In other Southeast Asian-related news from the poll Singapore is on track to be voted the most vibrant international maritime centre for the rest of the decade, beating out the likes of Shanghai and London.
The Maritime CEO Future of Shipping Poll closes this Friday. It takes two minutes to fill in and requires no registration. Click here to have your say.
Results will be revealed in the next issue of Maritime CEO magazine.  [07/01/14]

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