Martide's Maritime Recruitment & Crewing System Spring Summary

Jun 13, 2023 · 8 mins read ·

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If you’re a regular reader of the Martide blog you might have noticed that every so often we like to keep you up to date with what our team of talented software engineers, designers and developers have been up to over the past few months.

We’ve already taken a look at what they upgraded, tweaked and built behind the scenes over December, January and February and now that spring is behind us and summer is here (depending on which part of the world you live in, of course!) we thought we’d take this opportunity to catch you up with what the development team did in March, April and May.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at what the teams have been up to to make Martide’s maritime recruitment and crew planning system software even better than it was just a few short months ago!

Martide’s maritime recruitment and crewing system spring summary

Here’s what the designers and developers got up to in March.

March crew planning system updates

For companies, including crew managers, recruiters and manning agents:

  • We fixed some bugs in Assignments.
  • We launched the newly designed Seafarers Profile page.
  • We updated the Vessels index page to make it easier to use.
  • We have made it possible for you to upload ECDIS brand-specific type documentation to the system.
  • We fixed the new rank filter on the Vessels page which had been broken.
  • We fixed the ranks filter on the Planning page which had also run into trouble.
  • We made the Document Assembly feature available on Form pages so that you can, for example, export an interview checklist to Word.
  • We updated the Manning Agents page under Settings. (This one is for shipowners/crew managers only.)

For seafarers:

  • We launched the new Seafarers Profile page to make it easier for you to fill in all of the information that employers or manning agents will want to see when they’re deciding whether or not to hire you for one of their seafarer job vacancies.

That was March so now let’s take a look at what the developers did in April to our maritime recruitment job site and crew planning software.

April crewing system updates

For companies, including crew managers, recruiters and manning agents:

  • We designed and released a new jobs page.
  • On a seafarer’s profile, in the Employment section the vessel name is now a link that takes you to the relevant Assignment. 
  • We updated the design of the Vessel Groups page. 
  • You can now upload the following documents to a vessel (in the Documents section): MLC, Flag and Class.
  • On a seafarer’s profile you can now see if the Assignment was transferred or rejected in the Status section.
  • We added the province and country of birth to a seafarer’s profile.
  • We added WhatsApp and Telegram to phone types.
  • We fixed various bugs.

Finally, in May we worked on the following updates and new features.

May maritime recruitment software updates

For companies, including crew managers, recruiters and manning agents:

  • We reorganized the index on the Vessels page to make it easier to view and use.
  • The flight integration feature will now match against partial names - so for example if a seafarer has a long name, their name will be matched.
  • We added some more document types to a vessel: Maritime Labour Certificate (MLC), Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC) – Part I, Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC) – Part II, P&I Certificate, Crew Agreement and Minimum Safe Manning.
  • When you edit a Questionnaire the order of the questions now remains the same instead of changing, which it did before.
  • We split the Emergency Contact and Next of Kin into two different sections in a seafarer’s profile.
  • You can now filter by Pseudo ID and Martide ID in a seafarer’s profile.
  • We added race, religion, trading area, maximum crew complement sailed with, and nationalities sailed with to a seafarer’s profile.

And for seafarers:

  • We split the Emergency Contact and Next of Kin into two different sections in your  profile so make it clearer who you want to be contacted in an emergency.
  • We added race, religion, trading area, maximum crew complement sailed with, and nationalities sailed with to your user profile so you can also add this information. 

As you can see the teams have been as busy as ever and we’ll keep you updated in another few months so you can find out what the developers got up to over the summer months. 

How to get help if you’re a Martide user

Meanwhile if you’re a crew manager or a manning agent and you have any questions about our maritime recruitment and crew planning system, take a look at our Support website which has handy step-by-step guides to all of the different functions and features in Martide.

We cover all the main features of our crewing software as well as all the features you can find under Settings.

And if you’re a seafarer who is looking for jobs at sea and you want to know how to create a Martide account so you can make it quicker and easier to line up your next contract, you’ll also find a section for you on the Support site that will tell you everything from how to create your user profile to using Martide to find and apply for seafarer jobs.

And why not follow us on social media too!?

And, whoever you are and whatever your job in the maritime industry is, why not find and follow or like us on our social media pages? We’d love to hear from you too.

We’re active on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter and post regularly on all of them so there’s always something to see, whether it’s our latest blog post, maritime industry news, our latest jobs at sea vacancies or fun facts and seafarer quotes.

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more updates about our crew planning system and maritime recruitment software as we continue to add new features and improve upon older ones!

Eve Church

Eve Church

Eve is Martide's content writer, publishing regular posts on everything from our maritime recruitment and crew planning software to life at sea. Eve has been writing professionally for more than two decades, crafting everything from SEO-focused blog posts and website landing pages to magazine articles and corporate whitepapers.

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