At Martide we know that different shipping companies use different abbreviations for the different seafarer ranks. That’s why we’ve created the Ranks function, so that you can change our set abbreviations to your own, if any of ours are different to the ones you prefer. Here’s how to do that.

How to change seafarer rank abbreviations on the Ranks page

Log into your Martide account and click on your profile picture in the right hand corner > Settings > Ranks:

screenshot of the Martide website showing where to find the Ranks page

That will take you to a page that looks like this:

screenshot of the Martide website showing the Ranks page

You can see from this page that in Martide’s system, our abbreviation for master is MAS, our abbreviation for Chief Officer is CO and so on.

If any of our abbreviations aren’t the same as the ones you use in your company, click the Edit button next to the rank you want to change. That will take you to a page that looks like this:

screenshot of the Martide website showing the Master entry in the Ranks page

In our example above, we clicked on the rank of Master. Our abbreviation is MAS but you can change this to whatever you like. For example:

screenshot of the Martide website showing where to enter a change of abbreviation

When you’re done, click the blue Save button and your new abbreviation will appear on the main page:

screenshot of the Martide website showing the changed abbreviation on the main page

We hope this guide to Ranks is helpful but if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected]