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MarTID 2019

Maritime Training Insights Database 2019 Training Practices Report esults from the second annual While a complex and time-consuming to livestock. While ships, technology tously in 2018 – 46 – which is the lowest

Maritime Training Insights endeavor to plan, execute, compile and and increasingly the logistics chain as a total this century. (To put this in perspec-

Database (MarTID) 2019 analyze, the ultimate mission of MarTID whole garner the headlines, the seafarer tive, there were 207 total losses reported

Rhave been released, and train- is quite simple: creating a knowledge da- is the lifeblood of world commerce, and in 2000, and 98 total losses in 2017, ac- ing budgets – both money spent by com- tabase that is freely available and open in total, globally, there are 1,647,500 cording to Allianz’ Safety and Shipping panies and mariners themselves – con- to all, helping companies, educators and seafarers (774,000 of? cers and 873,500 Review 2019, an annual review of trends tinues to rise. seafarers to discover (and hopefully uti- ratings) serving on internationally trad- and developments in shipping losses and lize) best maritime training practices. ing merchant ships, according to statis- safety.)

Education, training and human re- tics from The International Chamber of Improved ship design, regulation and

What is MarTID?

MarTID is a non-commercial initiative source development is critical for the Shipping. technology all arguably have played a collaboratively founded by the World sustainability of any industry endeavor. But the role of the modern seafarer is role in this statistical improvement, but

Maritime University, Marine Learning This is especially the case in the mari- changing. since the ‘human factor’ is cited in more

Systems and New Wave Media, publish- time industry where there is broad agree- Driven by automation on the ship and than 80% of ship accidents, ultimately ers of Maritime Reporter & Engineering ment that a signi? cant percentage of throughout the transport logistics chain, the seafarer must be credited for the li-

News. The mission of MarTID is to pro- maritime accidents involve human fac- seafarers today are increasingly asked on’s share of this success.

vide the maritime industry with objective tor causes. Well trained and competent to operate ever bigger, more complex With this as a backdrop, the MarTID and comprehensive data on how it man- crews are critical to ship safety and secu- and technologically sophisticated ves- 2019 survey found: ages and conducts training for shipboard rity, as well as to the environmental and sels with smaller crews. They are tasked competencies and the effects of drivers, commercial sustainability of shipping to deliver ship and cargo safely and ef- • BUDGETS RISE such as technology, on this training. and by extension of world trade. ? ciently, guided by a rapidly increasing Maritime training budgets continue to

This data, updated annually by means list of regional, national and internation- trend upwards, compared to the year be-

MarTID 2019 Highlights of a global survey, is designed to provide al rules, with a rapidly decreasing impact fore: more than 52% of vessel operators insights that can lead to enhanced policy- Budgets Rise, Safety Rules, on the environment. And by all accounts, reported an increase in training budget, setting, decision-making, benchmarking Autonomy Impacts (a Little!) they are succeeding. while more than 62% of maritime edu- and operational optimization by industry Though estimates vary by source, the Shipping losses on vessels more than cation and training institutions (METI) and regulatory authorities at all levels. international shipping industry is re- 100 gross tons (GT) dropped precipi- reported a larger budget for training.

The secure and anonymized MarTID sponsible for approximately 80-90% of Around 60% of operators and 68% of data provides insights into training prac- world trade, with more than 90,000 mer- METIs expect further increases in their

Show Me the Money: tices, budgets, priorities, challenges and chant ships trading globally, transporting training budget for the coming year.

While training needs grow, perspectives as well as a global picture every type of cargo imaginable, from so too do budgets to support of maritime training that is not currently raw materials to ? nished products, from • SEAFARERS SPEND MORE available elsewhere. nearly 30 million cruise ship passengers More than 68% of seafarers have in- new initiatives.

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