In the short term perspective, the outlook for bulk carriers seems to be better than the outlook for either containers or tankers. Growth in dry bulk cargo is expected to be a slightly higher than growth in tonnage supply, perhaps for the first time in the recent past. This creates an opportunity window for us to strengthen crew supply to the bulker sector and keep a steady stream of qualified and experienced people taking up duty on bulk cargo vessels.
Fair Spirit Crewing offers a genuine advantage for recruitment in the bulk sector. As pressure increases in the shipping industry to reduce cost per hire, cut recruitment time and increase efficiency for optimum use of crew complement, we support our clients to achieve their business goals without compromising on talent. We evaluate and modify the recruitment process to improve business outcomes based on an in-depth understanding of manning trends in an ever-changing maritime economy.
We structure our costs to the employer based on a flexible module of combining a minimum agency fee with a optimized cost per hire matrix. Our selection criteria are based on whether officer or ratings conform to a high level of competence and demonstrate adequate motivation and teaming ability. They must also demonstrate a clean health and safety record in their seafaring career. Our drug and alcohol policy is tailored to screen seafarers with substance abuse issues, and require them to commit themselves to a clean-up program or seek necessary psychiatric evaluation and assistance.