Journal is indexed in following databases:

2022 Journal Impact Factor - 0.6
2022 CiteScore - 1.7




ISSN 2083-6473
ISSN 2083-6481 (electronic version)




Associate Editor
Prof. Tomasz Neumann

Published by
TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
3, John Paul II Avenue
81-345 Gdynia, POLAND
Determination of Parameters to Model Seafarers' Supply in Latvia
1 Latvian Maritime Administration, Riga, Latvia
2 Novikontas Maritime College, Riga, Latvia
ABSTRACT: Shortage of seafarers is important topic as maritime industry plays a key role for economy of the European Union. According to the latest assessment of economic value of shipping industry in 2012, the EU shipping industry is estimated to have directly contributed ?56 billion to GDP, employed 590,000 people, and generated tax revenues of ?6 billion. During recent years increasing attention is paid to the education and training of seafarers as the seafarers and their knowledge are essential to sustainable development of the maritime cluster, as indicated in the maritime strategy of European Union. Indicative estimates suggest there were almost 38,000 students/cadets in maritime academy ? type training across the EU and Norway in 2012, a 11% increase from 2004. Understanding of current trends in the pool of seafarers is prerequisite for successful implementation of the strategy. Main obstacle for assessment of effectiveness is lack of possibilities to monitor contribution from maritime education institutions to current state of European seafarers? pool. The aim of this article is to show parameters which should be taken into account to model seafarers? supply in future. The parameters are discussed on the basis of information from the Seamen Registry of Maritime Administration of Latvia.
BIMCO/ISF 2010. Highlights from the Manpower 2010 Update. [Retrieved 06 06 2014].
European Commission 2011 a. Report of the Task Force on Maritime Employment and Competitiveness and Policy. [Retrieved 06 06 2014].
European Commission. Directorate-General for mobility and transport 2011 b. STUDY ON EU SEAFARERS EMPLOYMENT. FINAL REPORT. [Retrieved 06 06 2014].
Glen, D. 2008. What do we know about the labour market for seafarers? A view from the UK. Marine Policy 32 (6): 845-855.
Li, K., & Wonham, J. 1999. A method for estimating world maritime employment. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 183-189.
UK Department for Transport. 2013. Statistical release Seafarer Statistics 2012. [Retrieved 06 06 2014].
IMO Go to sea! Campaign document.!campaigndocument.pdf. [Retrieved 05 02 2013].
Oxford Economics. 2014. The economic value of the EU Shipping industry. Oxford: Oxford Economics. [Retrieved 06 06 2014].
Waals, F. A. 2002. Forecast Model and Benchmarking of the Supply and Demand of Maritime Officers. Annual Conference of International Association of Maritime Economists. Panama: Panama City.
Citation note:
Gailitis R., Fjodorova A.: Determination of Parameters to Model Seafarers' Supply in Latvia. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 8, No. 2, doi:10.12716/1001.08.02.10, pp. 245-252, 2014

Other publications of authors:

File downloaded 1509 times

Important: cookie usage
The website uses certain cookies. A cookie is a text-only string of information that the TransNav.EU website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer. Cookies allow the website to perform properly and remember your browsing history. Cookies also help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Cookies alone cannot be used to identify you.
Akceptuję pliki cookies z tej strony