Tech gains: Clyde Marine Recruitment confident innovations will enable it to stay ahead of competitors
A pioneer in using digital seafarer employment agreements, CMR is working with its Singapore partner Connectdott to launch a document management system and mobile application My-Ankaa.com
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In the bespoke marine recruitment business, trust, flexibility and knowledge of local networks are keys to success and longevity. Sharpened by experience and trusted by leading international shipping companies, family-owned crew management and recruitment services company Clyde Marine Recruitment (CMR) has nurtured lasting relationships with clients across Europe and Asia for more than three decades.
While the global shipping industry is experiencing turbulent times, CMR anticipates an eventual awakening in most shipping sectors particularly offshore. The company is therefore focusing on technological innovations to drive the future of recruitment within the marine sector, and possibly looking to use this platform in other industry sectors once established.
“The whole shipping market has changed massively in recent years in terms of seafarer demographic and statutory requirements, creating significant hurdles,” says Ian Livingstone, managing director. “There are many challenges, but when the market improves and that will happen, companies will need qualified people quickly to mobilise stacked vessels, and CMR will be there, ready to provide whatever requirements the industry may have.”
A pioneer in using digital seafarer employment agreements, CMR is working with its Singapore partner Connectdott to launch a document management system and mobile application My-Ankaa.com. This system will provide individuals and companies easy access to document portfolios including verification, alert systems and other features designed for seafaring by seafarers.
CMR delivers long- and short-term crew solutions promptly, and has carved a niche in providing marine specialists to all areas of the industry. Clients include P&O Ferries, DFDS, Northern Marine Group, MMA Offshore, Clyde Blowers Capital, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and BP Maritime Services.
“Innovation will keep us ahead of competitors,” Livingstone says. “Our goal is to always find the right crew the first time, every time. Clients tend to stick with us for a long time because we’ve established and tailored relevant solutions.”
Clyde Marine Recruitment