"B&B-Lloyd" as Crewing Agency provides crewing and ship management solutions for owners and ship managers worldwide. Ukrainian has over a century long tradition of maritime education with excellent naval schools having modern state-of-the-art training facilities. A job in the merchant marine is considered an attractive career option for many Ukrainians, resulting in an increasingly tough competition for admission into these maritime schools. More than 900 students graduate from the maritime institutions and over 1000 ratings complete training every year.

The officers and ratings are trained according to the latest STCW requirements at the Ukrainian Marine Training Center. The Ukrainian Licenses and Certificates are on the International Maritime Organization’s Whitelist and widely recognized by maritime authorities all over the world. Ukrainian also boasts of a large and qualified pool of marine engineers and shipbuilding technicians who work in facilities around Europe and around thew world

For nearly two decades, "B&B-Lloyd" has been working with this growing, highly skilled talent pool and staking its reputation on their expertise and performance both at sea and on shore. Today, we can rightly claim to be working with some of the best maritime professionals in the world because of our quality control system. All our applicants and candidates are put through a stringent screening process and vetting mechanism on their qualifications, past performance and motivation before being included in our database.

We offer excellent career and training opportunities to all candidates, and our seafarers depend on us for a wide range of professional and personal support. Our relationship with our seafarers is characterized by integrity, loyalty, and a lifelong commitment.

Selection & recruitment

Selection and recruitment of officers and crew pose significant challenges to any crewing agency because of the long drawn out process involved. Here at "B&B-Lloyd" we engage all our available resources to these tasks so that our clients may be assured their vessels are in competent hands. This recruitment method involves a rigorous process of screening, interviewing, selection, and briefing, in order to find the right fit for every vessel and candidate. During this process, all our personnel are made fully aware of their professional obligations and responsibilities during the engagement.

Our state-of-the-art crewing database maintains comprehensive professional data on personnel so that vessel managers can benefit from re-employing crew familiar with their vessels, operations, policies and procedures. Before including a candidate in our database or updating their records, the seafarer’s qualifications and experience are verified and cross-referenced with past employers, government agencies and other organizations to ensure authenticity. Professional attitude and conduct are thoroughly assessed during personal interviews. We also help experienced seafarers to re-train and return to active duty after long periods of layoff.

Our crewing solutions revolve around the principle that our services should help a client improve their business performance. Whether you need help with your documentation and policies, with employee relations and performance, or are facing a period of business change, we assist you in achieving the desired objectives in a painless and efficient way. We take time and make the effort to understand the cultural, regulatory and environmental context of a client’s business so that we can deliver solutions that are best suited to their operational requirements.

Maritime labour relations

Selection and recruitment of officers and crew pose significant challenges to any crewing agency because of the long drawn out process involved. Here at "B&B-Lloyd" we engage all our available resources to these tasks so that our clients may be assured their vessels are in competent hands. This recruitment method involves a rigorous process of screening, interviewing, selection, and briefing, in order to find the right fit for every vessel and candidate. During this process, all our personnel are made fully aware of their professional obligations and responsibilities during the engagement.

Our state-of-the-art crewing database maintains comprehensive professional data on personnel so that vessel managers can benefit from re-employing crew familiar with their vessels, operations, policies and procedures. Before including a candidate in our database or updating their records, the seafarer’s qualifications and experience are verified and cross-referenced with past employers, government agencies and other organizations to ensure authenticity. Professional attitude and conduct are thoroughly assessed during personal interviews. We also help experienced seafarers to re-train and return to active duty after long periods of layoff.

Our crewing solutions revolve around the principle that our services should help a client improve their business performance. Whether you need help with your documentation and policies, with employee relations and performance, or are facing a period of business change, we assist you in achieving the desired objectives in a painless and efficient way. We take time and make the effort to understand the cultural, regulatory and environmental context of a client’s business so that we can deliver solutions that are best suited to their operational requirements.

Personnel documentation

Creating and implementing a human resources solution that provides efficient crew management capabilities, tracks staff growth in terms of training and skills, and promotes crew retention can be an overwhelming job. As shipping capacity grows in size or diversifies in capability, so does the volume and nature of crewing requirements. Crew managers are then faced with the complex task of updating, synchronizing and tracking all seafarer data. At the same time, ship management companies are continuously faced with the challenge of minimizing administrative costs while improving their employee output.

For strategic planning, cost control and quick decision making, shipping companies need a centralized HR system with all the necessary recruitment and crew placement tools in place to track crew location and activities. "B&B-Lloyd" provides an efficient and cost-effective solution to this challenge. We use state-of-the-art crewing software and IT solutions that address these issues on a day-to-day basis. Our personnel documentation process and systems are targeted at vessel operators of all sizes, providing them with an effective means to manage new career development. We are in the business of ensuring that everyone involved in HR planning and scheduling can work on the same data simultaneously, reducing administrative burden and providing connectedness for all user groups, whether these are ship owners, crewing agents, seafarers, medical personnel or training centers.

We have a well integrated IT system that integrates a wide range of crew related and manning data on a single platform and make it possible for easy access and transmission. This helps vessel management track crew safety records, make informed decisions when selecting manning, and identify crew training needs. It also resolves new manning requirements based on skills and experience in a relatively short time.