The most important factor in Shipmanagement is employing quality crew. MK SHIPMANAGEMENT recruits crew through a close-knit partnership with its affiliated company KEYMAX MARITIME.
The 1,000 seafarers onboard the more than 50 vessels managed by MK SHIPMANAGEMENT are provided by a worldwide network of crewing agencies contracted to KEYMAX MARITIME.
Key shipboard personnel are assembled at MK SHIPMANAGEMENT for pre-boarding briefings before joining their assigned vessels.
Education and Training
KEYMAX MARITIME conducts education and training of crew in cooperation with or as partners with the following overseas crewing agencies:
Magsaysay Institute of Shipping Basic and upgrading training.
Magsaysay Training Center Seminars and hands-on training in special areas, such as fire-fighting and other skills required by STCW; familiarity with MK SHIPMANAGEMENT's computer system.
Keymax Training Manila Pre-boarding Orientation Seminars.
Keymax-Tianjin Training Center Pre-boarding Orientation Seminars; person-to-person English conversation; computer skills.
Tianjin Maritime Academy Basic and upgrading training in cooperation with the Keymax-Tianjin Training Center.
Selection and Evaluation
Crew is selected through the inspection of bio-data of candidates recommended by crewing agencies; factors taken into account include qualifications, ability, experience, past performance and health.
Superintendents evaluate crew when visiting the vessels and report to ship owners and MK SHIPMANAGEMENT through Vessel Attendance Reports. Such evaluations are archived in a database (KCIS, or KEYMAX CREW INFORMATION SERVICE) that provides reference material when crew is considered for rehiring.