Young Maritime Professionals Forum

25 March 2019 - 26 March 2019

Young Maritime Professionals Forum

Venue: Rotterdam

The next meeting of the Nautilus Young Maritime Professionals Forum will be held on Monday 25 March in Rotterdam. After the meeting, some members will also travel to Brussels to attend a European Transport Workers' Federation 'day of action' for the Fair Transport Europe campaign. They will join about 5000 transport workers from across the continent for a demonstation demanding quality jobs for transport workers and safe, reliable and affordable services for customers.

The Nautilus Fair Transport campaign tackles the problem of vessels with poor safety standards and squalid living conditions. These crews are part of the world fleet which transports 90% of our goods to market, yet they continue to suffer, with consumers oblivious to the conditions they endure. As part of the campaign Nautilus has developed its Fair Transport scheme – a proposal to make good shipping companies easily recognisable through a new Fair Transport Mark and to encourage the import/export industry to use these firms and shun the substandard operators.

The Young Maritime Professionals Forum provides guidance to Nautilus Council on the challenges facing young people in the shipping industry and on the issues that matter to them.

'A good platform for younger members to discuss our specific issues, and understand how Nautilus fits into the wider Union movement'  a Nautilus YMP Forum member's perspective.

In particular, the Nautilus Forum provides an opportunity for young members to engage in discussions on the specific challenges facing young workers in the maritime profession; on how to promote the maritime career to young people; to identify the organising needs of young members and to encourage their participation in the Union’s activities; and to provide guidance to the Council on these issues.

Open to all members under 35 (UK, NL, CH).

Members who want to register for the next meeting of the YMP Forum should email

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