Maersk Line to reduce cadet intakes from UK, South Africa

Maersk Line to reduce cadet intakes from UK, South Africa 
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World’s leading container carrier, Maersk Line said it is introducing changes to its long-term crew strategy, which will result in a significant reduction of cadets recruited from South Africa and UK.

“As part of Maersk Line’s long term crew strategy, we have decided to adjust the sourcing areas for our International Cadet intake. This will result in a significant reduction of cadets that we recruit from countries such as South Africa and UK.

“All Cadets will be given the opportunity to complete their contractual training period to qualify as an Officer of the Watch, enabling them to meet international employment terms,” the world’s top container carrier said in a statement on Friday. 

Addressing reports that Maersk Line would be taking its remaining vessels off the UK flag and exiting the UK Tonnage Tax, Maersk pointed out that it hasn’t had containerships flying the UK flag since 2015.

“We will continue to fulfil our statutory commitment under UK Tonnage Tax (UKTT). Maersk Line has not had any owned container vessels flying the UK Flag since December 2015 and Maersk Supply Services does not have any offshore supply vessels currently registered under the UK flag,” Maersk added.



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