• Maritime Union Campaigns for British Crews on...

    One thing guaranteed to raise the hackles of any maritime trade unionist in Britain is the mention of flags of convenience. The ability to operate a merchant vessel at what is often perceived as a discounted cost is an anathema to anyone who feels this leads to a dilution, not just of wages, but often of safety standards.

  • Inauguration of world’s first accredited IMO OPRC...

    NGP Training Center is proud to announce both the UK Nautical Institute accreditation of our IMO OPRC e-learning courses, a world’s first unique service offered through a fully interactive video conference platform, and the establishment of our innovative and pioneering Training Center.

  • India pitches ‘spirituality leadership’ for...

    India will make a pitch to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the introduction of ‘spirituality leadership’ as a competency in maritime education and training, positioning it as a ‘Made in India’ programme to tackle issues facing the global shipping industry and help create new managers.

  • Britannia – Raising the Profile of Member...

    A regular fixture in Britannia P&I’s calendar is a training week of lectures and workshops aimed at its worldwide Members, helping delegates understand the intricacies of the day to day workings of Britannia P&I.

  • Vroon and Seagull Maritime create training...

    The international shipping company, Vroon, has recently signed a fleetwide agreement with renowned training provider, Seagull Maritime. As responsible organisation in the shipping industry, Vroon believes they have an obligation to their customers and employees to implement a robust training scheme. Allowing their seafarers and onshore staff to sit at the top of the class and continue their personal and collective growth.


Sharjah Ruler signs AASTMT’s agreement

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), on Tuesday signed the Executive Agreement of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Sharjah and the Academy, at the headquarters Sharjah Research Academy (SRA).


European maritime sector receives EU funding for a ‘SkillSea’ project for sectoral co-operation on maritime skills

The European Commission will co-finance the project ‘Futureproof Skills for the Maritime transport sector (SkillSea)’ as publicly announced at a signature ceremony hosted by the EU Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, on 20 November 2018. The project aims to develop strategies to identify and meet the future skills needs of the maritime sector and attract greater numbers of Europeans to work in maritime industries. The four-year project will begin in January 2019.


AASTMT discusses investment impacts on the new Silk Road

The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport organized a forum, “The Impact of Silk Road and Investment Opportunities between the Arab Countries and China” held at the headquarters in Alexandria from the 17th – 19th September, in cooperation with the League of Arab States. The conference witnessed participation from a number of international experts and consultants from various Arab countries, in addition to Italy and China.