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Seaplify Adopts Blade Wallet, Hedera To Catalyze Maritime Industry Career Growth

Published By
Grace Pfluger
February 12, 2024

Next-gen app aims to help the world's merchant fleet meet need of 89,510 officers by 2026.

Seaplify, a pioneering platform in maritime employment and education communities, now utilizes Hedera’s DLT through Blade Wallet for a seamless and secure reward system, an integral part of revolutionizing an industry that’s facing substantial current and future challenges. 

Due to an increasing demand for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) certified professionals - a global prerequisite for working on commercial vessels over 24 meters long - the world's merchant fleet will need an additional 89,510 officers by 2026.

Seaplify chose to build on Hedera to ensure a secure, efficient digital solution that’s tailored to meet the immediate and future needs of the worldwide seafaring community by addressing systemic industry challenges, punctuated by:

  • Workforce shortages
  • Outdated recruitment methods
  • Fragmented career paths
  • Scarcity of comprehensive educational resources

By offering a unified digital platform that simplifies education and community engagement, Seaplify is designed to modernize and optimize both recruitment processes and career development en route towards a more integrated and technologically advanced maritime sector at large. 

In this new industry era,  the potential for professional growth and industry efficiency is greatly amplified, anchored by a fast, secure, cost-effective reward distribution built on Hedera. 

In addition, Seaplify aims to positively impact the maritime industry by:

  • Improving Recruitment Efficiency: Using AI and advanced filters to streamline finding and hiring qualified candidates, reducing time and cost for companies.
  • Expanding Job Posting Reach: Allows global reach via digital job postings, surpassing traditional, localized methods.
  • Better Candidate Matching: Features like ‘Profile Recommendations’ and ‘Headhunting’ ensure more accurate job-candidate matching, enhancing job satisfaction and reducing turnover.
  • Aiding Career Development: Vast, easily-accessed resources like a digital library and community support continuous learning and career progression for maritime professionals.
  • Providing Data-Driven Insights: Job analytics offer companies valuable data to inform and improve their recruitment strategies.

Seaplify's capability to offer cutting-edge solutions, addressing the unique challenges of the maritime industry is propelled by the use of Hedera's advanced DLT and marks them as tech trailblazers within the sector.