Log in to your Martide account with your email address and password. Click on the Envelope icon at the top of the page:

screenshot of Martide website showing the manning agent's header bar

Message inbox for manning agents

You will be taken to your inbox - it looks like this:

Screenshot of a manning agent's inbox

As a manning agent, your inbox is organized by vessels, seafarers, and employer agents.

Here you can:

  • Look for a message or contact using the search boxes at the top.
  • Scroll up and down your list of vessels and employer agents using the side bar that appears when you have a long list.
  • Expand the Vessels list by clicking on a shipping company to see their vessels.
  • See all your candidates by clicking the View all Seafarers button.
  • Scroll through your list of Employer Agents.
  • Type a message in the text box and add attachments by clicking the paperclip icon.

How to sort your inbox by vessel

This is what happens when you first expand the Vessels list:

screenshot of Martide website showing the expanded vessels list

Here you can see we've clicked on Shipping Co. 3. They have 2 vessels: Nautilus and The Endeavour. We've clicked on Nautilus. There is currently one seafarer/candidate related to this vessel - Amerigo Vespucci. His application for the position of Master is currently at the negotiation stage.

If we click on Amerigo we will see this:

screenshot of Martide website showing what happens if you click on a candidate

Here you can:

  • See the message thread between you and the seafarer.
  • Write a new message in the text box underneath the thread at the bottom of the page.
  • See the candidate's profile information on the right hand side.
  • View the candidate on the Recruitment page by clicking the link.
  • Toggle between seafarers and employers for this vessel using the blue/white Seafarer/Employer button at the top. At the moment we are in the seafarer view. The employer view looks like this:
screenshot of Martide website showing the employer's view

Here you can:

  • See your seafarer on the left.
  • Click on Seafarer in the toggle box to return to that view.
  • See sent messages in the middle panel.
  • Type a new message in the text box below.
  • See the employer's information on the right hand side.

How to sort your inbox by seafarer

Back in the black panel on the far left, this is what happens when you click on View all Seafarers and select a seafarer:

screenshot of Martide website showing a manning agent's inbox

Here you can:

  • See all of your seafarers on the left.
  • Click on a seafarer to bring up their message thread (or to start a new message thread). In our example we clicked on George Vancouver.
  • See sent messages in the middle panel. We've previously sent a message with an attachment to George.
  • Type a new message in the text box below it - we're telling George he has been lined up for a new contract.
  • See George's profile information on the right hand side.

How to sort your inbox by employer agent

Again, back in the black side panel, if you click on one of your employer agents you will see this:

screenshot showing what happens when you click on an employer agent

Here you can:

  • See all the contacts you have at the employer agent company on the left.
  • Click on a contact to bring up their message thread (or to start a new message thread). In our example we clicked on John Smith.
  • See sent messages in the middle panel. We've previously sent a message with an attachment to John.
  • Type a new message in the text box below it.
  • See John's company information on the right hand side.

We hope you've found this guide to your inbox helpful. For more advice for manning agents including getting started on Martide, please take a look at this page.