Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sailors Wanted!

Fancy a life at sea - and getting paid for it? Then get ready to sign up as the world's shipping companies are waiting for you.

There's a boom in international trade and shipyards are busy building the containers to take raw materials and finished goods around the planet. But while you can build a modern ship in two years it takes ten years to train her captain.

Net result - shortages of crew and increasingly competitive wages.

More here at the FT (free registration should get you the article)

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