As part of strategies to offer maritime graduates a leveraging opportunity in the working industry, Hafnia Shipping has signed a Memorandum of Understanding c(MoU) with Regional Maritime University to recruit its graduates.
During the signing ceremony in Accra, the Vice President of Hafnia Shipping – owners of over 115 Chemical and Product Tankers, Mikkel Boesen indicated that this move of corporate strategy is to establish better relations with the African continent and support the growth of its seafarers.
“Our official partnership with RMU is an important milestone at Hafnia, as we strengthen our maritime excellence and talent pipeline globally with highly qualified individuals, additionally with the aim of increasing diversity at sea. With this cooperation, Hafnia will increase the number of female seafarers at sea substantially.
“Under this partnership Hafnia has committed to a minimum of 16 cadet positions aboard its vessels annually who have graduated from RMU. RMU is renowned for its outstanding education in the maritime field, with top maritime candidates attaining their certification and degrees here. This collaboration is part of Hafnia’s aim in future proofing the skillsets needed both on maritime excellence and diversity,” he said.
Mikkel Boesen also indicated that the signing will give females who are making strides in the previously male dominated space equal opportunities to rise through the rank and file of the industry.
“In 2023, 3 vessels have been nominated to become “Hafnia DEI Culture Lab Vessels”. These vessels are set to be operated with a crew of at least 50% women of the total crew. RMU will play a significant role in this project, as 16 female cadets from RMU will already be onboard Hafnia vessels this coming spring, with 7 more team members joining us in the Summer,”
On signing this collaborative effort, Hafnia is proud and looks forward to growing our at-sea global talent pipeline, setting our foundation in the African continent to support the development and growth of its seafarers.