CREW MANAGEMENTCREW PLANNING
Crew deployment at the right port at the right time requires meticulous planning of personnel availability and back-up options that are continuously updated for any situation
Arriving at an optimum talent mix for each voyage is what gives Navmar a headstart in efficiency. It requires thorough knowledge of vessel requirements and crew skills
Achieving performance, safety and quality goals for each vessel requires ensuring some level of continuity in the crew complement. Vessel and co-worker familiarity go a long way in encouraging better performance from the team as well as individual crew members. This offers a cost incentive in terms of better knowledge transmission and helps improve communication and partnership on ship and shore. Navmar believes in building client pools staffed with dedicated people who know the job and are well versed with the client’s expectations. Manpower availability in the maritime sector is dependent on political, economic and social upheavals that affect crew availability. We have a Plan B and that is what our clients expect from us.
DATA DRIVEN RELIABILITY
Ship operation today is the playground of big data, where information plays a critical role in day-to-day decision making and practically all essential services depend on an elaborate data system. We plan to remain a step ahead of the curve and integrate digitization into every aspect of crew planning.
Effective planning saves time and expense that can otherwise drain client resources. An early advocate of the network-centric approach to planning, Navmar employs state-of-the-art tools in all aspects of crew selection, deployment, administration and management, allowing a large number of users to collaborate and make informed decisions.
Crew procurement channels are tenuous and vulnerable to changes in the global situation. Many countries still don’t accord key worker status to seafarers. Our mission is to embed certainty in the transfer of shipboard personnel by working with specialists who can provide alternatives and options that make crew repatriation possible.
Navmar promotes a pro-active cadet induction policy with the aim of protecting our clients from the persistent crew shortages and officer migrations that affect our business. Seafarers are prone to mass migration towards better opportunities. Cadets are our most important component of ensuring continuity in shipboard operations and inculcating lifelong dedication to the fleet and the owner.
Navmar ensures a smooth flow of qualified seafarers with rank and fleet experience to fit all types of vessels by deploying a robust selection procedure responsive to the cost and operational considerations of clients. Such practices allow a competitive edge and a greater degree of certainty in fleet operations.
As requirements change and new regulations come into play, seafarers need to be prepared for continuous upskilling. Our goal is a lifelong learning programme for our crew in which knowledge and skill receive equal weightage. We are committed to providing our people with every opportunity to pursue personal growth.
Health & Wellbeing
In the post-pandemic world, crew health goes beyond pre-embarkation health-check. Assuring crew of 24/7 emergency healthcare, hospitalisation and preventive healthcare (such as vaccines) are just as important. Moreover, these facilities should be available in spite of movement restrictions hurriedly imposed by the nearest shore administration.