• Pakistan, China to set up training institute at...

    The Ministry of Ports and Shipping will establish a Pak-China Technical and Vocational Technical Institute (TVTI) at Gwadar under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project to produce skilled manpower for the deep sea port.

  • ICS International Chamber of Shipping : Publishes...

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of its widely used Personal Training and Service Record Book, to help qualified seafarers and their employers maintain a comprehensive record of training and seagoing service.

  • BIMCO eLearning dramatically refreshed

    BIMCO – the world’s largest shipping association – has launched the first of a range of updated eLearning courses tailored to meet shipping professionals’ needs, using the very latest content authoring technology and platform.

  • MAN Oron partners NNPC, others on capacity...

    The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, has signed a partmenrship agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other oil firms in the country for the training of seafarers from the Niger Delta region.

  • CMI signs cooperation agreement with Antwerp...

    The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has signed a cooperation agreement with Belgium's Antwerp Maritime Academy (AMA) to develop a curriculum covering several key areas of study. Transport and Mining Minister, Mike Henry, has lauded this collaboration which he said will facilitate capacity building and student and teacher exchanges between the institutions.

  • Marine award for Sea World director

    “Although Porter comes across unassuming, she is a most worthy recipient of this prestigious award in recognition for her outstanding contribution to marine education.”

  • Nautical Institute launches Ice Navigator...

    Standard Club has advised its members that the Nautical Institute launched its Ice Navigator Scheme at the beginning of July. The scheme is designed to help meet the demand for properly trained officers with the skills and knowledge to handle a ship in ice.

  • Oil response course accredited

    Danish oil recovery solution manufacturer DESMI has obtained Nautical Institute accreditation for its IMO Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response (OPRC) training courses, allowing it to claim to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for its customers around the world.


Computer-based training for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 will help secure crew competence – and ballast water treatment compliance

Lack of crew knowledge is not a valid reason for non-compliance in ballast water treatment. This is clear from statements made by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and is also suggested by the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention guidelines. To help customers manage the challenge of keeping crews updated and trained, Alfa Laval is introducing Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Computer-Based Training (CBT).


Global Knowledge To Benefit Jamaican Shipping Industry

"The knowledge I gained from studying at the World Maritime University (WMU) will benefit the wider Jamaican shipping industry," reflects Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) employee Abigail Bryan, who has successfully completed an MSc in Maritime Affairs, specialising in Maritime Education Training.


Secretary Mattis Calls on USMMA Grads to Lead

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point graduated 187 new merchant marine and military officers in the Class of 2018. Secretary of Defense James Mattis delivered the keynote address before a crowd of about 4,500, including family members of the graduating class, senior officers from the U.S. military, executives from the maritime industry, alumni and others. 


HR Wallingford and University of Salento Join Forces

A collaboration between independent environmental hydraulics consultancy and research organisation, HR Wallingford, and the University of Salento (UniSalento), will see the creation of a hydraulic laboratory on the university’s Ecotekne Campus at Lecce in the South of Italy.