The Global Maritime Industry Unites for Crew Asset Management, by Peter Hult, CEO
Crew is our most important asset.
From SMM Hamburg 2022 to the upcoming Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit in New York and the Monaco Yacht Show, our industry is uniting around a central theme: seafarer human sustainability. Crew asset management, including predictive maintenance programs, reflects the positioning of crew welfare as equally significant to decarbonization and digitalization.
At VIKAND, we are proud to provide health and well-being architectures for every aspect of the maritime industry. While marketplace orientation is diverse in purpose, we are all united by the sea and our commitment to the lives of those working on vessels of every type.
We encourage ship owners, yacht managers and captains, and cruise lines to adopt well-being programs that are as essential as asset management of corporate missions, visions, ships’ systems, and ensuring technology aboard is failsafe.
VIKAND’s proactive healthcare approach provides tangible benefits that reduces serious medical conditions by 75% and ship diversions by one-third while improving conditions for crew. With the International Chamber of Shipping’s predicted shortage of 90,000 officers, strong crew asset management provides safe and efficient vessel operations and promotes retaining talent while transitioning newcomers to the industry.
Attending such notable events as SMM, the Global Maritime Forum summit and the Monaco Yacht Show, lets us reconnect with our partners, engage with new customers, introduce new members of our team, sponsor educational events and awards, and enjoy the camaraderie inherent in thought leadership as we all dig deeper into taking good care of our teams.
As we look forward to attending Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit with human sustainability as a priority and the Monaco Yacht Show where we are presenting the Sustaining Crew Welfare seminar as an ACREW partner and in collaboration with Dryad Global, we also reflect on successes at SMM Hamburg 2022.
Join us in welcoming Chloe Hekmati, Director Commercial Partnerships, to the VIKAND team and celebrate with us the recipients of the United States Coast Guard’s AMVER awards, presented at SMM. We are privileged to sponsor these awards. They represent close alignment with the importance and dedication of safety at sea.