Commercial shipping brings together a world of professional maritime service organisations to provide expertise and specialist services to the international shipping sector.

Many of the bodies and organisations that provide maritime services employ ex-seafarers, given their expertise, knowledge and understanding of the shipping industry and how it operates. There are a number of job roles within maritime business services and companies may call them by different titles, but some of the businesses that employ seafarers may include those listed on this map.

Find an outline of main sectors ashore here.