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CREW MANNING: Shah Shipping Recruiting Agency recognizes the importance of human resource in maintaining quality operations on board the vessels it manages. We have high expectations of the seafarers we employ. They are our resource and strength and in turn, it is these people who build strength and character of our company. Presently we have a pool of over 1000 highly experienced seafarers under our roster who meet the standards of STCW 95, ISM and Flag state requirements of the particular vessel.

At the time of selection, all officers and ratings are carefully interviewed and screened by our shore-based master mariners, chief engineers to ensure that they have the qualifications required for their specific positions. We truly believe in selecting the right people for the right ship. We are proud to state that we are manning more than twenty (20) vessels accommodating about one thousand ratings and approx. three hundred junior & senior Officers on board Product Tanker, Chemical Tanker, Bulk Carrier, Containers and General Cargo, trading worldwide.

What separates our service from others is that we are not just a crewing agency; we operate as a 'Total Crew Management company'  




    Our crew management package is designed to relieve the owner of any workload connected with the manning of vessels. Our lump sum crew cost concept provides long term stability in cost center, which accounts for a large percentage of vessels operating costs. The lump sum concept provides guaranteed single foxed monthly fee thus eliminating uncertainty and unexpected increases in manning budget. It also reduces the administrative paper work and expense of processing disbursements and vouchers. Our lump sum management package includes:

    • Crew recruitment and procedures for joining ship and repatriating crew.
    • Payment of wages and leave with overtime, service bonuses, etc. of officers and crew Portage bill scrutiny and payment to meet owners requirements.
    • Medical examinations and fitness certificates.
    • Implementation and follow up of drug and alcohol policies.
    • Crew P&I insurance as well as handling of respective claims.
    • Proper qualification and certification of crew.
    • Supply of working gear for crew.
    • Insurance of crew effects.
    • Training & upgrading of crew.
    • Visits to the vessels by Shah Shipping Recruiting Agency superintendents to supervise the crewing arrangements if required.
    • Overlapping wages for travel to and from vessel.
    • Air travel expenses to and from the vessel.
    • Provision supply and victual ling on board vessel.
    • Crew entertainment including videos, magazines, publication from home country of crew.
    • Any union or government expenses they may be related in connection with recruitment.
    • Crew welfare and family liaison.

    With safety a priority on all our vessels, our crew is carefully selected to meet the particular requirements of individual vessels. Officers selected by us are highly skilled with many years of experience of running vessels of all types and sizes. Most working with us for long period of time building relationship of mutual trust and understanding of the professional standards demanded by our principal. Our shore based staff consisting of Master Mariners, Chief Engineers, and managers who understand today's ever-changing market. The loyalty demonstrated by Shah Shipping Recruiting Agency personnel indicated once again that is has found the right mix. Specifically, the company has adopted an overall manning policy which includes sophisticated officers control unit supported by well-trained and proven crew from the East.


    • Container Carriers.
    • Chemical Tankers, (Type I & II).
    • Crude Oil Tankers.
    • Product Tankers (Handy Max, Aframax, VLCC).
    • Bulk carriers, (Cape Size, Panamex, Handy Max).
    • General Cargo.
    • Log Carriers.
    • Car Carriers
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Our Company is quite aware about the welfare of the crew members. We have knowledge and experience about the maritime labor laws and Maritime labor Conventions MLC 2006 as well. We concentrate not only the welfare of the crew members but also their family prospects and necessities also. We have close link with the government semen welfare directorate to ensure the necessities of the crew members and their family as well.


    • We are committed joining seafarers on time the vessel
    • We ensure, selecting genuine certified seafarers
    • We examined and prepare all kinds of required documents
    • We make sure, providing world standard competent seafarers for different kinds of vessel.
    • We prepare seafarers to deal with multi cultural environment on board ship
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Maritime Institute

Shah Marine and Business Institute (SMBI):-

SMBI is the First British-Bangladesh joint venture Maritime Institute in Bangladesh.It has launched HND Program in Marine Engineering, Nautical
Science & Business Management collaboration with the South Tyneside College, UK ( and has been creating British certificate
holder leading cadets and officers in Bangladesh since 2010. This progressive and widespread planning has made us the leading and reliable
maritime educational institution in Bangladesh. During the HND Program,the cadets attend their first year here in Bangladesh and the second year
in South Tyneside College campus in UK. Our cadets have already proven their quality on board; hence have gathered lots of appreciation & good
will for us.Bangladesh Maritime Training Institute


    As a recruiting agent, we provide skilled, experienced & talented seamen from Bangladesh as well as other countries according to the requirements
    of the clients. Our business principle is to focus on the client’s utmost satisfaction and we welcome them to be frank for their demands. Before
    forwarding any CV, we initially verify all the documents of the seamen and we have a lot of highly efficient, skilled & experienced seamen in our
    waiting list. We are the only agent in Bangladesh, who can also recruit cadets those are HND certificate holder from SQA, UK. Our aim is not only
    to recruit for the sea going vessels but also to provide efficient and experienced manpower for the offshore vessels and various shore based
    jobs. We have already recruited a number of officers, cadets & ratings on board to different type of vessels, from many ports. We are working with
    many renowned shipping companies in the world.

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