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.

"We are exceptionally pleased to renew our technical partnership with Shell Marine. We are appreciative of Shell's efforts on imparting the latest technical knowledge from years of research to our maritime students and lecturers," said Atty. Go.

Shell Marine will provide expertise in lubrication technology to the students and lecturers of the UC METC. A technical team from Shell Marine will provide training and knowledge modules through workshops and seminars at the UC METC.

"We continuously seek to support the development of seafarers," said Mt. Toschka said,. It is one of the shipping industry's most important professions and especially here in the Philippines where the talent is evident and the profession growing. By providing them with the latest insights in technology and innovation onboard, we can help prepare seafarers to tackle the technical challenges we see in today's maritime sector."

Shell Marine will also provide its Rapid Lubrication Analysis (RLA) Onboard Plus Test Kit (Cold Corrosion Test Kit) to UC METC. UC METC will use Shell Marine materials and products when lecturing on marine products and during the Shell Marine Technical Seminar, and input knowledge and information related to Pilipinas Shell and Shell Marine during the workshops or seminars.

Signing the technical partnership renewal are University of Cebu President Atty. Augusto W. Go. (left) and Shell Marine Executive Director Jan Toschka