Millennials have entered the maritime workforce and the iGen — the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later — is poised to join.

Internet-oriented, with a preference for smart phones over laptops and social media over TV, the routine-shunning iGen, like millennials, are outspoken and have a penchant for collaborative decision-making rather than taking orders from above.

This could present shipping, with its strict onboard routines and hierarchical decision-making processes, with its greatest crewing challenge.