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Sea-going labour and Greek owned fleet: a major aspect of fleet competitiveness


  • Evangelos Sambracos
  • Joanna Tsiaparikou


This analysis aims to examine the current picture of maritime manpower in the Greek registered and owned fleet, as it has been formed during the post-war years. This objective entails the analysis of the current supply and demand for seafarers, the estimation of any shortfalls and their confrontation. Moreover, this study further investigates the contributory factors of the present employment trends, which simultaneously constitute special problems of the sea manpower of the Greek owned fleet and attempt some recommendations. In the context of the above mentioned objective, this analysis emphasizes issues such as recruitment, marine education and wastage. Furthermore, special consideration is given to the significance of labour costs for the development of the Greek owned fleet, particularly to subjects such as the various ways of reducing manning costs and their repercussions on the employment of Greek seamen. Finally, this analysis examines the trends of the state shipping policy concerning labour issues and proceeds to some recommendations.

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  • Evangelos Sambracos & Joanna Tsiaparikou, 2001. "Sea-going labour and Greek owned fleet: a major aspect of fleet competitiveness," Maritime Policy & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 28(1), pages 55-69, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:marpmg:v:28:y:2001:i:1:p:55-69
    DOI: 10.1080/03088830118029

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    1. Jiangang Fei & Jianjun Lu, 2015. "Analysis of students' perceptions of seafaring career in China based on artificial neural network and genetic programming," Maritime Policy & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(2), pages 111-126, February.
    2. Tsamourgelis, Ioannis, 2007. "Chapter 5 Employment Practices and Greek Shipping Competitiveness," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 121-170, January.
    3. Lee, Choong Bae & Wan, Junbin & Shi, Wenming & Li, Kevin, 2014. "A cross-country study of competitiveness of the shipping industry," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 366-376.

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