The benefits of implementing a maritime recruitment and crewing software solution in a small to medium-sized shipping company can’t be denied. From an integrated Applicant Tracking System to eye-catching job adverts to ways to upload and sign contracts with seafarers, having one centralized system that takes care of everything can make life so much easier.

But it can feel like a really big step to take. It might even feel like trying to choose a crewing system can throw as many questions up into the air as it does answers. 

To put it simply: a potential user needs to know whether the platform they choose is the right one for them before they spend their time and money.

And at Martide we completely understand that. After all, a shipowner or manager needs to be sure that the software they choose is going to be the right fit for their very specific needs as a company operating in the maritime industry.

How crewing systems can drive shipping companies forward

No two shipping companies are exactly alike. Just as no two seafarer contracts are the same. There are a million (or so it can seem!) variables in every single job vacancy to be filled.

Vessels, ship managers, crew change dates, seafarers, contract variance, visas, qualifications, experience…the list of requirements that all need to be satisfied before a contract can be signed are varied, and are different in virtually every situation.

That means that a platform that has been created to meet the needs of everyone probably won’t be right for all. Recruitment in the shipping industry is so specific that a generic Applicant Tracking System just won’t cover all bases.

Likewise, a one-size-fits-all crewing system simply won’t work either. It might do the basics but when a company has invested their hard earned profits into it, they expect – and deserve – it to do everything aside from brew them a cup of coffee in the morning!

So let’s look at the facts so far. Here’s what a small to medium sized shipping company will probably need:

  • A crewing software solution, recruitment platform, and ATS all rolled into one
  • A crewing system that works with them, not against them when it comes to all the variables
  • A non-generic solution that has been designed and created specifically for the maritime industry
  • A software solution that lets users customize it to suit their vacancies, requirements and recruitment pipelines
  • A platform that offers great value and is worth the investment of time and money

Martide’s recruitment and crewing system has been designed by developers who know and understand the difficulties of hiring and managing seafarers in the maritime industry. 

Create a more powerful crewing system through integration

Martide’s platform seamlessly integrates with all existing known legacy recruitment and crewing software. This means companies don’t need to abandon any crew management systems, or HR and recruitment platforms they currently use. Instead Martide works in conjunction with them, actually enhancing them by centralizing all data and candidate profiles. 

Personalization is also possible thanks to a private API for custom integration, as well as integrations for ABS Nautical Systems Enterprise, Cloud Fleet Manager and C Teleport.

A secure and scalable solution

Martide works in accordance with standards from leading classification societies to stay in conformity with STCW. A shipping company’s standards and procedures will fulfill the requirements of QHSE / ISM. The system also ensures they will be GDPR compliant. In addition, Martide holds a secure certificate and document database.

And because we provide software that can deliver data to any device that is connected to the internet via any browser, installation and configuration time is reduced while data security is actually increased.

If you’re a shipowner or manager and you’d like to register an account with us you can do that right here.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a (free, no strings attached) demo of our software, you can do that here by clicking on the Request a Demo button at the top of the page.

Get in touch with us today and find out why more shipping companies are choosing to work with Martide to help fill their vacant seafarer jobs more effectively and efficiently than ever before.

Eve Jones for Marine Startups