REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
MINISTRY OF THE SEA, TOURISM, TRANSPORT AND DEVELOPMENT
Maritime Traffic, Maritime Domain and Ports Authority
10000 Zagreb, Prisavlje 14
Tel: 0116169070, Fax: 6195956
Zagreb, May 12,2008
The Republic of Croatia as a traditionally maritime state continuously dedicate special attention to maritime traffic development but also to improvement of safety of navigation and sea pollution protection.
Taking into account that the sailor is the most important factor in protection of human lives on sea, protection of sea environment and safe navigation, this Ministry by numerous measures stimulates growth and development of labor market in maritime affairs by ensuring the education and trainings in accordance with STCWI978 Convention, cost-effectiveness of professional improvement, providing students of maritime learning institutions with scholarships by also through measures of social protection of sailors and arranged system of employment intermediation.
Having that in mind, we can surely say that internet portal http://www.maritime-connector.com/ , being on the scent of aforementioned measures, is reflection of regulated labor market and a great example of initiative focused on strengthening the competitiveness of Croatian sailors on international market.
Capt. Mario Babic
In January 2009. Maritime Connector established a cooperation with the International Maritime Health Association in order to familiarize all seafarers with the activities of the Association and their endeavors to improve health and medical follow-up for all employees in the maritime industry.
The International Maritime Health Association recognises the ability of Maritime Connector to make available relevant public health information for the benefit of seafarers, and also of their value in assisting seafarers seeking employment.
On behalf of the Board of the International Maritime Health Association
Dr. Nebojša Nikolić, IMHA President
Letter of Support
It is a well known fact that the problem of world wide deficit of the qualified maritime personnel has resulted in 30,000 officers missing today. Researches are showing that if this trend continues 'till 2012 the number will climb to over 70,000 officers.
We would like to inform you about a new web portal started in Croatia - "www.maritime-connector.com" - international Internet gateway specialized to share maritime employment opportunities and wide maritime information. It represents a new communication method and recruiting source between shipowners or agencies and seafarers.
In only 10 months of work this web portal has shown excellent results to many owners and agencies that used it's web tools. Site is recognized internationally providing modern and effective marketing and crewing services.
Maritime connector is recognized and supported by Croatian Government – Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Croatian Chamber of Economy and many other institutions from maritime industry in Croatia.
Mare nostrum-Croatian Shipowners Association finds this web portal excellent source and tool for international recruiting for all Ship owners and agencies dealing with crew management. We believe that this is the future in recruitment and effective communication with potential candidates.
By this letter Mare nostrum- Croatian Shipowners Association expresses full support to web portal Maritime-Connector and their efforts to help in connecting seafarers with shipowners and agencies looking for qualified maritime personnel.
We suggest to International Chamber of Shipping and International Shipping Federation to present Maritime Connector to all members. To any member this maritime information source could be very useful in improving it's existing recruitment process.
• To read the original letter please click Mare Nostrum Letter of Support
To Whom It May Concern:
I have been working with Eric Superina and Maritime Connector since 2009 and have found the website very useful in the recruitment of Maritime Officers. Eric is very professional and is constantly looking for best ways to support the client's recruiting strategy.
I recommend Maritime Connector to anyone that wishes to expand/intensify their recruiting sources.
Company references: Maritime-Connector
We started using Maritime-Connector's specialized services in October 2008. From our first campaign we were satisfied with effect and professionalism of Maritime Connector portal and their team.
They proven as best resource where we presented our self and search for new candidates. Both national and international campaigns are shoving excellent results.
Each time we posted vacancies we received numerous CV applications of interested seafarers and we managed to satisfy all of our needs so far.
Maritime Connector has provided us with reliable, cost effective and professional service. We have found one and only web portal to be use in the future.
We thank Maritime-Connector team for good cooperation so far and recommend all ship owners and agents representing them to try this innovative crewing and marketing tool for maritime industry.
Captain Denis Dude
Wilhelmsen Ship Management d.o.o.
Subject: Employment of seafarers on Jadrolinija passenger vessels
I would like to thank you for your huge effort and work in finding seafarers to work on Jadrolinija passenger ships.
Our collaboration throughout 2008 regarding the scarce number of catering staff achieved excellent results. Advertising for the necessary staff, the constant search for employees from your data base, informing potential candidates and holding “workshops” for possible candidates is something new and very recognizable for Croatian and for future seafarers.
It is nice to hear that many shipping companies have been in contact with you and that more and more seafarers are consulting your web pages.
Our collaboration will continue as soon as the elaboration and admission of the new employees recruited for us by you has been completed.
I wish you every success in your business.
Capt. Đani Lukšić
Manager of the maritime professions office
The „Split tours d.d.“ company was using advertising services on the web site Maritime-Connector. It is a positive experience in every way. As the season was approaching, search for seafarers was increased and it was necessary to find qualified crew. We received on our e-mail around 20 CV-s and after the interviews we managed to employ one Master.
The Maritime market is specific and the web site of Maritime Connector is a place where job offer and search for employees can become coordinated, for mutual satisfaction. It means a lot that in one place can be found everything related to maritime industry, and especially to seafarers to whom this way of work helps in promoting themselves and in following the situation on maritime work field. Compliments for the web site and encouragement for further existence and improvement.
Antonela Bilčić – Split tours d.d.
Maritime Connector is an Internet portal long expected and very much needed. It is a synergy between seafarers, maritime companies and Government, allowing all shareholders to reach their goals much faster and more efficient! It is a great source of well qualified and experienced seafarers. Thumbs up!