Superintendent salaries to spiral on pent-up demand

Singapore: Chinese superintendents are in huge demand and going forward will be able to command very sizeable salaries, says the ceo of one of the industry’s top recruitment firms.

Mark Charman, ceo of Fastream Recruitment, told SinoShip News, “Hong Kong managers are very keen to find Chinese superintendents. They’re still hot to trot and very hard to find. Language is still the biggest barrier for seafarers that want to go ashore.”

Charman maintained: “Going forward Chinese superintendents will be able to command very good salaries.”

This shortage in human resources was acknowledged by Marlon Roño, president of Magsaysay Corporation, one of the world’s largest crewing firms with up to 40,000 people on its books. “There’s shortages ashore,” he told SinoShip News, “especially for shipmanagers needing supervisors who are all ex-officers.” [05/10/12]


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