The implementation of port state control (PSC) has been challenging in Taiwan due to the lack of port state control officers (PSCOs), and foreign ships berthing at ports in Taiwan that cannot be effectively inspected. PSCOs of Taiwan are subordinate to the public service system and restrained by the number of personnel by the Executive Yuan. Compared with similar professions, their salaries are significantly different from those of the industry, making recruiting and retaining PSCOs a difficult task. Accordingly, this study improved the salary structure of PSCOs by conducting field interviews with existing PSCOs in Taiwan and applying the Fuzzy-AHP method as an analysis model. The results of the analysis indicate that priority should be given to improving the adjustment of the “profession allowance” for PSCOs. This work seeks to provide shipping authorities a reference for improving the remuneration structure of PSCOs to achieve effective recruitment and retention.
Chang, Te-Yi; Ho, Wen-Chih; Liu, Chung-Ping; and Chen, Yung-Wei
"Research on Improving the Salary Structure of Port State Control Officers in Taiwan,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 31:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol31/iss2/2