The importance of procurement department of a maritime company and its impact on board
This paper aims to present and highlight the crucial role of procurement department of shipping companies, analyzing its structure, importance and mode of operation. The method followed to complete the research is the review of relevant literature. According to the results the importance of this department for the shipping company is linked to many different parameters, as it is responsible for ensuring every means that will allow the safety and smooth conduct of the voyage. In addition, the head of the department must be extremely competent, as they must handle many different situations, communicate both with the crew and with suppliers and ports and know how to act in emergency situations.