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MSC'S 98% CREW RETENTION RATE: INSIGHT FROM A LEADER OF SEAFARERS

 

Seafarers today are increasingly attracted to sophisticated training, professional development, and long-term employment.

That's according to a survey by MSC Shipmanagement, the Cyprus-based unit of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a leading global container line.

The results of the biannual crew engagement survey, which polled more than 4,500 cargo-ship seafarers, have validated a decision by managers several years ago to introduce top-class leadership training, a range of vessel-handling simulator classes and soft skills coaching.

"MSC has been investing significantly in the career skills of seafarers, creating a culture of training and development" — Prabhat Jha, Group Managing Director of MSC Shipmanagement, said in a keynote speech at the CrewConnect 2017 conference in Manila in November. "Our people believe that once they have been trained, it is their responsibility to train other people."

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MSC Crewing Services Pvt. Ltd., INDIA

Welcome on board of the vessels owned by Mediterranean Shipping Company and become a part of the MSC family!

 

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., of Geneva, Switzerland is a privately owned shipping line, founded in 1970, which has rapidly grown from a small conventional ship operator to become one of the leading global shipping lines of the world.

During recent years MSC's maritime fleet has expanded substantially to consolidate its position since 2003 as the 2nd largest carrier in respect of container slot capacity and of the number of container vessels operated.
Such spectacular growth has been achieved internally through organic growth rather than through acquisition or merger. We have an established fleet of 465 container vessels with an intake capacity of 2.6 million TEU's.

MSC Crewing Services Pvt. Ltd., India is involved in manning and training of qualified personnels for the ships managed by MSC Shipmanagement Ltd. (Cyprus) and operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., Geneva.

We have our head office in Mumbai and our field offices in major Indian cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi and Patna. We are involved in Crew Management from these offices for arround 100 ships at the moment.

MSC Crewing Services Pvt. Ltd. is the recipient of the "Sailor Today" award for the maximum number of trainees inducted from India in 2006. In 2010, we received "Ship Manager of the year" Award. In 2011, we get "Seafarer's Welfare Award - Most compassionate company for seafarers". We achieve "Ship Manager Of The Year" award consecutively In the year 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2014 we awarded "Best Foreign Employer of Indian Seafarers" at The National Maritime Day Ceremony.

Recognising that the quality of our Officers and Crew is one of the most important factors in the safe and efficient running of ships, our Offices endeavour to provide the highest standards of Ship Manning and Training Services as per International Standards.
In order to maintain the standards of Safety and Environmental protection on each of our ships we strive to equip all our seafarers with the level of training and competency enhancement that far surpasses Industry standards.

PROUD TO BE INDIAN
Currently MSC Crewing Services Pvt. Ltd. has around 2000 officers and around 3000 crew from India serving on our vessels. We train over 250 Indian Deck Cadets, Junior Engineers, trainee Electrical Officers and other Trainees on our ships per year.



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