• NJCU’s Guarini Institute Brings International...

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. | The New Jersey City University (NJCU) Guarini Institute for International Education and Economic Mobility brought an international audience to Jersey City and the School of Business on June 8 when it hosted a forum entitled “Innovation and Security in Port Management in Israel and New Jersey”.


  • Maritime students send special SOS to upcoming UN...

    At first, they look like bright spots of white casting shadows on a lush green lawn. As the drone camera swoops into the sky, it becomes clear that these are people — more than 200 students from half a dozen different countries — lining up to spell out a clear message to the world: SAVE OUR OCEANS.

  • HEMEXPO highlights need for collaboration on...

    A new report from HEMEXPO, Greece’s leading marine equipment manufacturers and exporters association for the international shipping industry, outlines the ambitious targets the association has set itself to support the education and training of the next generation of marine equipment specialists.

  • Irving Shipbuilding and Acadia University...

    OTTAWA, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acadia University and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI), in partnership with the International Association of Maritime Security Professionals (IAMSP), are pleased to announce the creation of a new Professional Certificate in Maritime Security (PCMS) to be offered through Open Acadia starting in the fall of 2022. Announced at CANSEC, Canada's Global Defence and Security Trade show on June 1, the PCMS consists of two components: academic credit and non-credit courses offered through Open Acadia and specialized courses offered through IAMSP, based in London, UK.


  • Vice-President of the Association of Japanese...

    The administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Noriel Arauz, received the vice president of the Japanese Shipowners Association (JSA), Keiji Tomoda; and the deputy general manager of the Planning Division of the JSA, Hiroyuki Yamagami, who were in our country to expand existing trade and cooperation ties, as well as to meet Panamanian seafarers first-hand. The official visit included a tour of the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) and the Columbus University, where they were received by their directors, who gave them the opportunity to interact with the teaching staff and cadets.

  • Solon sounds off ‘SOS’ for maritime schools

    SEN. Joel Villanueva has asked the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to focus on ensuring the quality of Filipino maritime graduates for better employability, and not on curtailing access to maritime schools, as the agency proposed a moratorium on establishing new learning institutions of the latter’s kind.

  • Fifth MARAD Training Vessel Construction...

    Construction of the fifth training ship under the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) program has been confirmed according to Philly Shipyard. The Philadelphia-based shipyard reported that it received confirmation of the contract from Tote Services, which is the contractor overseeing the program for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. Funding for the vessel was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, which funds the U.S. Government through September 2022.



Two New Themes for Seafarers Awareness Week

Announcing the themes ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, Seafarers UK has launched this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week campaign, with the focus on promoting maritime career opportunities, both at sea and ashore, including in the UK’s thriving port industry.


Maritime Union Contributes S$1.2 million to Encourage Training Berths for Singaporean Seafarers

Amidst the current difficult times faced by the maritime industry, the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) continues to be proactive. SMOU will contribute S$1.2 million to local shipping companies to encourage them to provide training berths for Singaporean seafaring cadets in the Tripartite Nautical Training Award and Tripartite Engineering Training Award Programmes (TNTA & TETA).