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How Martide's App Helps Solve Maritime Recruitment Challenges

How Martide's App Helps Solve Maritime Recruitment Challenges

Eve Jones

If you’re a small to medium sized shipowner or manager we know you can sometimes run into obstacles when it comes to maritime recruitment. We know you’re busy and you might well be looking for a more streamlined way to connect with seafarers who are looking for jobs at sea.

So let’s get straight to the point: do you wish there was a way to fill your maritime job vacancies and meet your crew change dates with less stress?

Would you like a way to find qualified officers and ratings quickly and easily? Once you’ve found candidates for your seafarer jobs would you like to be able to track their applications and stay in touch with them (and your manning agents) so you know exactly where you stand?

We’re going to take a shot in the dark and say that the answer to all of those things is a resounding “yes!”

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Well here’s the good news: Martide has created a mobile app for seafarers that gives them easy access to all of your jobs at sea. It allows you to stay in touch with them (and them with you) no matter where in the world you both are.

The Martide app helps solve maritime recruitment challenges


The app has been created with seafarers in mind: we know that they need to be on the ball when it comes to lining up their next contract. And we appreciate that they don’t always have access to a computer or laptop. That’s what makes our mobile app so great - it’s like a crewing jobs board in their pocket.

Know any seafarers who would benefit from the app? They can download it from Google Play for Android here, or from the App Store for iOS here!

Your open maritime jobs will be listed on the app in the same way as they’re displayed on our website’s seafarer jobs board - the whole thing is just scaled down in size to fit the screen of a smartphone or tablet.

How seafarers can apply for your jobs at sea using the Martide app


When a seaman logs in to their Martide account they will be taken to the seafarers jobs page right away. Job vacancies are listed in order of priority with the closest crew change dates appearing first in the list.

screenshot showing Martide's mobile maritime recruitment app


We make it really easy for seafarers to apply for your jobs at sea. All they need to do is to tap the job they’re interested in and they’ll be taken to the listing where they can see all the information about your vacancy, including the type of vessel, its specs, and your estimated crew change date. They can then quickly and easily apply for the vacancy right there and then using their smartphone.

At the bottom of the screen there are also icons for Messages - this is where any chats with you or a manning agent will appear, making it far easier for you to all communicate. There is another tab for My Jobs, which is where the candidate can track the status of their applications, as well as Notifications, and Profile.

Notifications are also handy as it means the seafarer will be alerted if they need to take any action, meaning there’s less chance of them missing a deadline or a message from you.

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Once a seaman has filled in their User Profile all of the information they enter is automatically used in their job applications. This makes it a lot quicker and easier for them to apply for jobs as they don’t have to fill in details and upload documents for each and every application.

This has the knock-on effect of making it more likely that they’ll submit an application. Thus giving you a greater pool of applicants to choose from.

Benefits of the Martide app for seafarers include:

  • It’s absolutely free to download and use
  • It’s been specially designed to be mobile / cell phone friendly
  • It works on both the iOS / iPhone and Android OS
  • It’s easy to use and makes applying for jobs quick and simple
  • It makes staying in touch much easier for seafarers, employers and manning agents
  • It gives seafarers anytime, anywhere access to your jobs
  • It’s another channel for you to advertise your vacancies on

Let Martide help your maritime recruitment drive


If you’re a shipowner or ship manager and you’d like to find out more about how Martide can help your maritime recruitment drive through our streamlined and secure software as a service, get in touch with us today and schedule your no-strings-attached demo!