The nations that provide the world’s seafarers cannot be relied on to do so forever, says Ian Beveridge.

The chief executive of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), one of the world’s largest shipmanagers, tells TW+ the traditional sources are shrinking.

So where will the seafarers of the 21st century come from? “Africa seems the most promising for our future seafarer needs,” he says.

Beveridge points to the demographics.