Job Portal for Mariners
A seasoned mariner has launched a portal dedicated to the manning sector of the Indian shipping industry.
Jobships.com was conceived two years ago by Solanki, who has over two decades of rich experience.
Solanki understood the tribulations that go with manning a vessel, and believed that things would be a
lot easier for the manning sector if the power of the World Wide Web were harnessed. Thus was born J
obships.com, a meeting place for companies, institutions and seafarers, fulfilling a long-felt need.
Seafarers usually have a tough time applying for jobs in shipping companies. A seafarer is very mobile,
and it is very difficult for him to keep track of recruitment advertisements and apply on time.
Although the internet has revolutionized other industries, the seafarer had to depend on publications
and agents for job openings.
Shipping companies also have problems finding the right crew. Manning in the Indian shipping industry
is largely done in the traditional manner, either through press advertisements or through agents.
It is time consuming and expensive.
The Jobships.com team believed in the infinite power of the internet and endeavored to make manning easier,
faster and cheaper not only for companies but also for the seafarer. The portal has brought about a
welcome change in manning operations. More than 80 shipping companies have become permanent registered
members of Jobships.com. Over 5,000 seafarers from all parts of the globe have registered themselves
with Jobships.com and use the site regularly for job searches.
Thousands of marine enthusiasts visit Jobships.com every day in search of jobs, news updates, products,
services and other information related to the maritime community. On an average, Jobships.com gets
over 40,000 hits every day. Jobships.com provides a whole package of benefits for the seafarer.
For example, with Jobships.com, a seafarer has the option of withholding his resume from those
companies that he wants to avoid.
TIMES SHIPPING JOURNAL