Shipping has to do more to compete for the services of good candidates, and that is leading owners and ship managers to ask software providers to make crews’ working experience better, according to Yariv Zghoul.

The Miami-based former shipowner is founder of software provider JiBe, an integrated platform used on board some 1,500 ships including the fleet of Anglo-Eastern.

Zghoul said his clients have increasingly asked him to “provide employees with a more fulfilling experience” in his enterprise resource platform software rather than just more functionality.