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1 MARITIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN International Maritime Organization Regional Presence for Technical Cooperation in East Asia BIMCO MARITIME MANPOWER UPDATE The Baltic and International Maritime Council has consistently predicted a shortage of officers The BIMCO studies global labor statistics from major labor supplying countries versus world fleet statistics and manning levels The 2010 study predicted a shortfall of 13,000 officers WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE? Demographic change in populations in OECD countries resulting in fewer youngsters and aging populations 1

2 WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE? Greece Japan Germany Norway 1950 WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE? Greece Japan Germany Norway 1975 WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE? Greece Japan Germany Norway

3 WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE? Greece Japan Germany Norway 2000 WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE? Greece Japan Germany Norway 2015 WHY IS THERE A SHORTAGE? General prosperity of OECD economies giving more job choices in land-based occupations to the young 3

4 THE PREDICTED SHORTFALL As of 2010 Estimated seafarers Predicted shortfall Officers 624,000 13,000 Ratings 747,000 0 The demand for shipping services will grow at the same rate as the growth of world trade Any shortage of seafarers, especially of officers will threaten the viability of shipping Seafaring should be considered as a viable career option for the young ICS SHIPPING FACTS About 90% of world trade is carried by the international shipping industry. Without shipping, the import/export of affordable food and goods would not be possible - half the world would starve and the other half would freeze! International Chamber of Shipping: Shipping Facts THE IMO CAMPAIGN Go to sea! A campaign to attract entrants to the shipping industry IMO ILO BIMCO ICS ISF INTER TANKO INTER CARGO ITF 4

5 WIMAPHIL: SHE TO SEA CAMPAIGN WIMAPHIL: SHE TO SEA CAMPAIGN THE SHORTAGE OF OFFICERS: CAN WOMEN COME IN? Female: 49.60% Male: 50.40% Ignoring women as a potential source of maritime manpower and maritime professionals diminishes the pool of available workers and professionals by half Source: World Bank

6 BREAKING THE GENDER BARRIER MANILA AMENDMENTS: RESOLUTION NO. 14 Give special consideration to securing equal access by men and women in all sectors of the maritime industry Highlight the role of women in the seafaring profession and to promote their greater participation in maritime training and at all levels in the maritime industry 6

7 MANILA AMENDMENTS: RESOLUTION NO. 14 Consider ways to identify and overcome the existing constraints, such as lack of facilities for women on board training vessels so that they can fully participate in seafaring activities Highlight the role of women in the seafaring profession and promote their greater participation in maritime training and at all levels in the maritime industry so they may acquire practical experience to enhance maritime skills POPULATION CHARTS OF TIMOR LESTE POPULATION CHARTS OF GERMANY

8 COOPERATION WITH GERMAN SHIP OWNERS THROUGH GIZ? Ship owning countries Flag Registries Denmark UK Republic of Korea Norway US Germany Japan Greece 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 4,000 4,500 National flag Foreign flag Education Cadetship Training Work on board UK Malta Hong Kong China Marshall Islands Liberia Germany Singapore China Japan Denmark Panama To address shortage of officers on German ships? COOPERATION WITH GERMAN SHIP OWNERS THROUGH GIZ? Benefits New avenue for employment opportunities Access to foreign currency earnings Regular income ENTRY CHALLENGES OF MARITIME GRADUATES Both stand on equal footing New graduate No experience Diploma & certificates Basic training No reason why one should be preferred over the other 8

9 WOMEN IN SHIPPING: IT S A MAN S JOB Man s job Shore-based work not available No training No experience No work opportunities DEMANDS OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION Highly trained workforce Female seafarers could provide part of the solution to the problem of finding highly trained crew for the world merchant fleet Improved accessibility to employment E-navigation & unmanned engine rooms ALTERNATIVE EMPLOYMENT TO TIMORESE WOMEN AS SEAFARERS Hotel Catering Utility Women technical personnel 9

10 WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE Change of attitude towards women Integrate women into professional life Open training opportunities Recruit women WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? Provision of employment Improved accommodations & facilities on board Access to proper training Access to education How to attract women to the profession Domestic employment SHORE-BASED OCCUPATIONS Maritime administration Maritime law Technical management Marine insurance & others Port administration Marine pollution prevention and control Maritime education and training 10

11 SHORE-BASED OCCUPATIONS: MARITIME, PORT & HARBOR ADMINISTRATION Career progression from ship to shore Ship Maritime administration Knowledge enhancement through technical training SHORE-BASED OCCUPATIONS: MARITIME, PORT & HARBOR ADMINISTRATION Professional training at post-graduate level Maritime Administration World Maritime University SHORE-BASED OCCUPATIONS: MARINE POLLUTION PREVENTION & CONTROL The Torrey Canyon 1967 https://www.google.com.ph/search?q=photos+of+amoco+cadiz&biw=1242&bih=589&tbm=isch&t bo=u&source=univ&sa=x&ei=kjcnvpuodcm3ogsl04hobq&ved=0cc4q7ak 11

12 SHORE-BASED OCCUPATIONS: TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS Career progression from ship to shore Job rotation between ship and shore Knowledge enhancement through technical training Technical Ship Management Other training: Short courses Seminars Distance learning SHORE-BASED OCCUPATIONS: MARITIME EDUCATION & TRAINING Career progression from ship to shore Job rotation between ship and shore Knowledge enhancement through technical training Maritime Education and Training Fill the gap of lecturers in nautical and engineering ADVANTAGE OF ROTATIONAL WORK FROM SHIPBOARD TO SHORE-BASED 12

13 SHORE-BASED OCCUPATIONS: MARITIME LAW Specialization in Maritime Law and Maritime Legislation THE REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AS PART OF IMO S ITCP Africa Asia Pacific Regional associations for women in maritime Caribbean REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: WOMEN IN MARITIME ASIA 13

14 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. 14

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