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.
The new offices were inaugurated last Sunday during a visit from Ian Bell, CAE's Vice President and General Manager, Middle East/Asia-Pacific, and Masud Husain, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE. CAE is now located in the Addax Tower on Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.
The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) has partnered with Middlesex University Dubai to support in mentoring and coaching the University’s Moot team. To prepare students, the University in collaboration with EMAC, will host a pre-moot event at its Knowledge Park campus on 11 March.
The World Maritime University (WMU) and DNV GL Maritime Academy have launched a new Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Safety and Security (MSS) to help people involved in shipping operations, as well as the associated regulatory framework, develop the vital understanding of all aspects of safety and security required in today’s complex maritime industry.
The Port of Tampa Bay has a problem. The workforce is aging, but a port industry group and the Hillsborough County School District are helping to solve the problem. They've formulated a high school curriculum for maritime studies.
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.
Emirati and British military personnel recently teamed up for exercises in the Gulf.
Four Emirati women are set to become 'certified seafarers' after completing a Certificate of Competency course to serve on ships, conducted by Australian Maritime College, AMC, on behalf of Abu Dhabi Ports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.