Offshore travel management often comes with unique logistical demands. Our service is specifically designed to assist the offshore ship industry with travel to and from their homes, to vessels and installations worldwide.
With Global Marine Travel’s wide range of marine and offshore airfares, your crew couldn’t be in safer hands. Each year we successfully transport over 300,000 seafarers and crew all over the world – providing travel solutions to key offshore locations and hubs, offering our customers the most efficient travel options to even the most challenging of routes.
GMT’s contracted offshore airfares are inclusive of both global and regional airlines, and fares are available in most travel classes, providing more options for crew travel. GMT works closely with airlines on ticketing time limits, refunds and cancellations which in turn helps manage your travel budget by improving operating efficiencies.
For many Offshore companies, having access to accurate, transparent and fully consolidated data is crucial in managing the costs of their crew changes. Our reporting tools have been developed to provide a concise breakdown of costs spent on travel and can be tailor-made at our customer’s request.
Please contact a member of our global sales team if you are interested in learning more about our specialized travel management solutions.
What are marine and offshore airfares and who may utilize them?
Marine and Offshore airfares are specially contracted with the airlines via select travel management companies (TMCs) such as GMT to help service the shipping and offshore sector. They often offer discounted rates and added flexibility such as increased baggage and refundable/changeable ticketing options which allows for the modifications that often occur in both fast-paced industries, without additional fees. Below is a list of who may utilize this type of airfare:
- Able bodied seafarers and officers working onboard any marine vessel
- Commercial shipping crew and associated technicians traveling to/from a vessel or port for purposes of employment
- Cruise line employees working in any capacity onboard including concessions who appear on the vessel crew manifest
- Workers involved with the repositioning of a semi-submersible
- Workers on a drilling rig that can maneuver under its own power
- The Renewable Energy Sector such as wind/wave farms and solar fields, whether land based or offshore
- Technical representatives
- Security Personnel
Do you qualify?
If you are in doubt whether or not you qualify for marine and offshore airfares, use the following rule:
In all cases, people traveling on a marine or offshore air ticket MUST be traveling to/from or in connection with work on a commercial vessel such as cargo or container, LNG, chemical, tanker, deep-water exploration, offshore installation or an associated construction or support project. Failure to produce proper documentation may result in denied boarding by the airline.