Project & Research

APEC Project - Asia Pacific Maritime Institute

2003  |  Accreditation of Seafarers Manning Agencies in APEC Economies

The APEC Accreditation of Seafarer Manning Agencies Project was launched by APEC through its Transportation Working Group in 2003 as a first step toward developing a regional accreditation system for seafarer manning agencies operating in APEC member economies.

Conducted under the auspices of the Australian Network of Maritime Education and Training (ANMET), the project was led by the Asia Pacific Maritime Institute. ANMET members associated with the project included Pivot Maritime International, TAFE NSW-Hunter Institute, and Manukau Institute’s New Zealand Maritime School.

The project focused on five economies (China, Hong Kong China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore). During 2003 and 2004 data on seafarer manning agencies and seafarer recruitment and employment practices in these economies was collected and based on the data the APEC accreditation system for seafarer manning agencies was developed.

The project team itself was made up of the following individuals: Dr Jeff Hawkins (Team Leader and Principal Investigator), Capt Tim Wilson (Principal Investigator), Ayub Junus, MSc (Specialist area: Seafarer manning agencies), Dr Luz Hawkins (Specialist area: Research and evaluation) and Greg Tisdell (Specialist area: Information technology).


Academic Research - University of Plymouth (UK)

1989  |  The Recruitment and Employment of Indonesian Seafarers

Dissertation submitted in part fulfillment for the award of the degree of Master of Science in International Shipping of the Council for National Academic Awards (C.N.A.A.) at University of Plymouth (previous name Polytechnic South West) in October 1989.

The research broadly focused on the shortage of qualified and experienced ship crew facing the international shipping industry during 1988/1989 and study of crew availability from some developing countries including Indonesia.

It specifically studied on Indonesia for the demand and supply of its seafarers and to analyze the attitudes of potential and existing Indonesian seafarers toward seafaring careers in general and toward the employment in national and foreign companies in particular.

In this study, the research method employed was a data collection survey by means of questionnaire and the source of data for research were a cross-section of students at high school/ pre-university, students at nautical schools; and Indonesian & foreign shipping/ ship management companies.

A total of 8 (eight) hypotheses were tested in conjunction with the results obtained from the data analyses.

The research was supervised by late Prof. David H. Moreby, PhD, FNI, Extra Master


Academic Research -University / Prifysgol Caerdydd (UK)

1988  |  Ports and Hinterland Transport System in Indonesia

Dissertation submitted as part of the requirement for the Postgraduate Diploma in Port and Shipping Administration at Cardiff University (formerly Univ. of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UK) in April 1988.

The research broadly focused on the importance role of port and various multi-modal transports can play in the socio-economy development of a nation and specifically study the part of how Indonesia' ports have played in the development of the country with special attention given to four gateway ports for their strategic different locations, facilities, management and services provided.

It also focused on availability, role and contributions of various mode of hinterland and maritime transports systems to support the development of Indonesia' economy.

The research was supervised by Dr. A.K.C. Beresford.

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