Senior Maritime Executive Report

Read the Senior Maritime Executive Report

It has not been “business as usual” in the maritime sector, and it is fair to say that none of us has been through a period like this before. The people needed to lead the maritime businesses that keep the world’s fleet running safely, efficiently, and profitably have never been more important.

2020 will be remembered as the year of the most significant global pandemic in our lifetimes. It has been imperative for Senior Executives in maritime to respond to the effects of the crisis and lead their businesses through a relentless time of change. For maritime leaders, the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, the fragile economy as well as the virus itself, has made its impact. Significant changes have been made to how maritime leaders respond to challenges and the importance of decision making has intensified.

It has not been the crisis alone that has made its impact on the year. The pressure to digitally transform businesses, the threat of cyber-attacks, as well as a stronger focus on climate change and building more diverse workforces, have all been significant.

Whilst we have been working through the toughest time in our business lives, I would like to make a special mention to many of our clients and contacts who have been truly outstanding in this period, working tirelessly to protect their businesses and employees alike. We have seen great examples of brave and courageous leadership that is a testament to many business owners and leaders in this sector.

It was essential that we speak to Senior Maritime Executives to delve deeper into the factors that have impacted them over the last 12 months and their plans on how they will thrive as leaders in the future.

My team and I have created this unique report to establish and highlight trends from a Senior Maritime Executive’s perspective. We look to uncover changes that we have seen since our previous surveys and explore career, reward, working styles, leadership and job seeking from a Senior Executive’s point of view, discovering where the industry has excelled and where it falls short.

It covers areas such as; Has the expatriate lifestyle lost its appeal? What aspects of leadership have Senior Executives had to improve? Have Senior Executives had to adapt their leadership style? How confident are Senior Executives to change jobs? What are leaders views on the future of working styles? What impact has the pandemic had on the future of reward? Will remote working change reward structures? These are just a few of the questions that are so unique to the maritime sector and ones that only Senior Executives themselves will answer.

Read the Senior Maritime Executive Report


To discuss any of the findings of the report, please contact Mark Charman.

For media enquiries, please contact Nic Jones.

Latest Insights

View All Insights
Cruise Recruitment From Faststream Recruitment
Results from the Cruise Employment Survey revealed

Results from the Cruise Employment Survey revealed​The events of the last two years have had a substantial impact on the people working and leading in the cruise sector. With limited coverage of th...

Martin Bennell announced as Moderator at Seatrade Cruise Global - Faststream Recruitment
Martin Bennell announced as Moderator at Seatrade Cruise Global

Martin Bennell announced as Moderator at Seatrade Cruise Global​We are delighted to announce that Martin Bennell, Managing Director of Faststream Recruitment Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americ...

Website Banner   The Superyacht Survey 2022
The Superyacht Survey 2022

The Superyacht Survey 2022​Faststream Recruitment and Yotspot have collaborated for the sixth consecutive year to create a unique Superyacht survey to expose and highlight key trends about topics s...

10 signs you are ready for a new maritime job in 2022
10 signs you are ready for a new maritime job in 2022

10 signs you are ready for a new maritime job in 2022​Have you been thinking about a new job but are unsure whether to take the plunge? The New Year is the perfect time for a fresh start and securi...

Hiring Plans 2022 Insight
Two trends that will impact your hiring plans in 2022

Two trends that will impact your hiring plans in 2022​As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to highlight a couple of key market trends in shipping and maritime, that without a doubt will imp...

How to manage counter offers - Faststream Recruitment
How to manage counter offers

How to manage counter offersAfter putting in the hard work throughout the interview stage there is no better feeling than when you finally get offered the role. You’ll probably want to celebrate y...

What do your social media profiles tell employers about you? Faststream Recruitment
What do your social media profiles tell employers about you?

What do your social media profiles tell employers about you? Your social media profile may be just as important as your CV if you are looking for a new job or changing careers. According to our res...

Naval Architecture Employment Review 2021
Naval Architecture Employment Review 2021

Naval Architecture Employment Review 2021​Faststream Recruitment conducted an extensive, global survey and connected with thousands of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers to gain a unique insight...

Inside the life of a Technical Superintendent - an interview with Martin O'Sullivan of Northern Marine Management
Inside the life of a Technical Superintendent

An interview with Martin O’Sullivan of Northern Marine Management. Gain an insight into the life of a Technical Superintendent.At Faststream Recruitment, we love to speak with Shipping and Maritime...

Senior Maritime Executive Report - Faststream Recruitment
Senior Maritime Executive Report

Senior Maritime Executive Report ​It has not been “business as usual” in the maritime sector, and it is fair to say that none of us has been through a period like this before. The people needed to ...

Superyacht Captain Report - Faststream Recruitment
The Superyacht Captain Report 2021

The Superyacht Captain Report 2021Yachting is one of the most dynamic and fast-changing sectors of maritime and, the demands placed upon Superyacht Captains have never been greater. Superyachts con...

10 Maritime Recruitment Trends for 2020
Maritime Recruitment Trends for 2021

Maritime Recruitment Trends for 20212020 has been one of the most challenging times that the maritime industry has had to face. The aftermath of this will create change in how businesses and people...