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  • Senator Susan Collins to make Maine Maritime...

    Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan announced today that U.S. Senator for Maine, Susan Collins, will be the college’s 2017 Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 6 in Castine. Senator Collins has served in the United States Senate since 1997 and currently ranks fifteenth in Senate seniority.

  • Local training academy scoops silver at national...

    PORT Elizabeth harbour-based Siyaloba Training Academy has been awarded Silver in the Best Community Project category at the prestigious National Skills Development (NSD) Awards, held recently in Pretoria as part of a two-day National Skills Conference.

  • Simulation: Maritime Professional Training

    In South Florida sits MPT, one of the most prolific and progressive maritime training facilities. Already fully stocked, MPT added significant weight to its offering in 2016 with investment in 25,000 sq. ft. of new training space and technology.
     

  • NAQEL partners with Dubai Trade to train...

    Saudi Arabia’s leading logistics service provider - NAQEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the U.A.E, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC Trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice and knowledge in the sector.  

  • Middlesex University Dubai to host the EU and...

    On 26 March 2017, Middlesex University Dubai will host a one-day EU and UAE Conference on the theme of ‘Rule of Law and Arbitration’. A unique opportunity for business leaders, legal professionals, academics and Middlesex University Dubai students to gain an insight on the subject from leading legal voices, the conference will discuss those legal issues of common interest to the UAE and European Union.

  • MARITIME SIMULATOR AGREEMENT TO BENEFIT UAE...

    An official partnership agreement has been signed by SMR Links Consultants and VSTEP, making SMR Links the exclusive partner of the NAUTIS maritime simulators and RescueSim Incident Command Simulator in the UAE region.

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USA officials talk future

Utica Shale Academy officials are looking at ways to enhance the shale program so students can benefit even more — both in the classroom and eventually the workplace.

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Shell renews partnership with Philippines training center

Shell Marine has renewed its technical partnership with the University of Cebu, Philippines, Maritime Education and Training Center (UC METC).

The partnership has been extended for a further four years under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Shell Marine Executive Director Jan Toschka and University of Cebu President Atty. Augusto W. Go.

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New 38th Amendment of the IMDG Code becomes mandatory from January 2018. Are you up to date on the regulations for handling and transporting Dangerous Goods?

From January 2018 the new 38th amendment of the IMDG Code will become mandatory. Already applied on a voluntary basis since January 2017, the amendments are quite extensive and may require additional training of your employees in order to be in full compliance. Maritime Academy’s training course has been fully revised in line with the new amendment.
The dramatic consequences of the mishandling of Dangerous Goods continue to make the headlines the world over. We have all seen the images of spectacular explosions and fires onboard vessels and been shocked by the loss of lives, cargo and property.

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Training for maritime law enforcement

A three-week training course on maritime law enforcement for countries surrounding the Gulf of Aden concludes today (4 May) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The course brought together specialists from 14 signatory countries* to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the IMO instrument helping to repress piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden.

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DMCA delegation visits Maersk Maritime Training Center

A delegation from Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), recently visited the Maersk Maritime Training Center, the first-of-its-kind centre in the Middle East, in line with the authority’s ongoing commitment to promote real partnership with maritime leaders in Dubai, UAE.

The delegation was headed by Amer Ali, executive director, DMCA, said a statement from the authority.

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Bahamas: Work Permit ‘Restrictions’ Cost Shipping Investment

The Bahamas lost an international shipping company’s investment to a rival Caribbean destination because of a “restrictive” work permit policy, an international consultant recommending this be restructured to drive economic growth. Oxford Economics, in a report commissioned by the Bahamas-based Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG), called on this nation to tie foreign work permits to increased Bahamian employment, rather than identifying and training a local successor to take over.

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