Maritime Union Challenges Industry To Provide Job Answers

As part of London International Shipping Week (LISW), Nautilus International is teaming up with the MNTB and UK Chamber of Shipping to answer one of its members’ most frequently asked questions – So where are the jobs?
In the last two years there have been a number of industry reports highlighting a global shortage of seafarers, but for many Nautilus members – especially those who lost their jobs in the oil downturn or who recently completed their cadetship – this global demand is a long way from their local reality.
On Tuesday 12 September, Nautilus will bring together representatives from government, industry and maritime professionals to provide an insight into where to look UK seafarers can successfully secure future employment.
This panel discussion and audience debate will cover seafarer employment and training statistics and projections, economic drivers and market forces, job creation and recruitment.
It will form part of a day-long ‘LISW skills and careers hub’ which will also see debates on fair treatment and inclusivity at sea, and an exhibition of the opportunities available at sea. 


Notes to Editors
Nautilus International is the trade union and professional organisation for maritime professionals at sea and ashore. We represent 22,000 maritime professionals including ship masters (captains), officers, officer trainees (cadets) and shipping industry personnel, such as ship pilots, inland navigation workers, vessel traffic services operators (similar to air traffic control), harbourmasters, seafarers in the oil and gas industry, and shore-based staff.
So where are the jobs? will be held at the UK Chamber of Shipping from 10.30 until 14.00 including a networking lunch. To register for this event visit
This event is being held in conjunction with LISW17. Taking place from September 11 to 15, LISW17 will be the must-attend event of the global maritime calendar with more than 140 industry functions and unique networking opportunities. For more information about LISW17 or to find out how to register please visit or download the LISW17 app by searching for LISW at the Google Play Store or London International Shipping Week at the App Store. Regular updates will be made on Twitter @LISW17.


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