Manning Agency Conference: “Crew Agencies are the Most Vital Link to Seafarers”

11 Apr 2019
Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation’s Manning Agency Conference was held at the group’s head office in Limassol to present and discuss major industry updates, company developments and crewing operations.

Participants of the 2019 Manning Agency Conference held in Limassol, Cyprus


Marlow Navigation’s Manning Agency Conference took place at the end of March this year, held at the group’s head office in Limassol, Cyprus to present and discuss major industry updates, company developments and crewing operations.

Over 100 people attended the two-day event, including group management, departmental heads, crewing superintendents and operational staff, as well as representatives of agencies throughout the global network.

Joint Managing Director, Andreas Neophytou officially welcomed all participants and provided an update on Marlow’s latest developments and an outlook ahead. “This is a unique opportunity to meet in person and discuss matters of mutual concerns. Since our last manning agency conference, there have been numerous changes in our industry, which one way or another have or will influence our group’s operations. However, what remains central to our business are our crew agencies, the most vital link to seafarers,” he said.

The conference is usually held every two years to present and discuss major industry updates, company developments, as well as local issues at an agency level and how they are being confronted. The main focus is on operational and general issues that affect seafarers, such as recruitment, administration, as well as education and training.

“Our manning agency conference is the ideal opportunity to gather everyone together to cover the many important issues we’ve faced over the last years and provide a platform for dialogue and an exchange of ideas going forward,” stated Joint Managing Director, Marlow Navigation, Jan Meyering.

A number of new exciting developments happening at Marlow with digital innovation were also presented this year, which will no doubt have a positive impact to overall processes and ultimately to the service delivered to seafarers and clients alike.

“This year’s conference has been extremely productive and beneficial, covering many important topics in our crewing operations, as well as presenting exciting new developments,” said Crewing Director, Marlow Navigation, Captain Frank Brodersen. “What was also clear throughout our discussions is that despite a fast-changing landscape in technology and communication tools, the in depth knowledge and personal contact our agencies have with the seafarers is and will remain fundamental to the evolution, enhancement and growth of our crew management services.”


About Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation provides comprehensive third party crew & ship management services, able to support a vessel from its first plans on a drawing board, until final days at sea. This is backed by a global network of offices, manning/recruiting agencies & new generation training centres.

Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned & trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with approximately 1,000 shore-based staff & 13,000 crew on-board managed vessels, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability & client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services has over the past three decades broadened to now include fully-fledged maritime management activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance & administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore crewing. These services are provided out of management offices located in Limassol (Cyprus), Hamburg (Germany), Rhoon/Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Mumbai (India) & Hong Kong. Together with a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia & Germany, as well as a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies.

Marlow Navigation (Corporate Head Office)
Worldwide crew & ship management

Marlow Building
13 Alexandrias Street
3013, Limassol, Cyprus

P.O. Box 54077
CY-3720, Limassol

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