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EIMA Signs MoU with World Maritime University

Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA), has announced the signing of a MoU on academic cooperation with World Maritime University (WMU), an educational agency operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This landmark event supports the vison for EIMA which has been established with the objective of becoming the Gulf’s Centre of Excellence for maritime education & is already considered a leading institution in this field.   His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman, Drydocks World & Maritime World said, “We are promoting all

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Education and Training the Theme for World Maritime Day

IMO Secretary-General launches 2015 World Maritime Day theme: “Maritime education and training” at World Maritime University   International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime Day theme, “Maritime education and training”, telling students and staff at the World Maritime University (WMU) that maritime education and training was essential for the long-term sustainability of the sector, both at sea and on-shore.     The World Maritime Day theme provides a focus for year-round activities while

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Launch: MarTID - the Global Maritime Training Insights Database

be hard-wired to learn from the experiences of others. Too often we are failing to do so. With your help, this is all about to change.    What is MarTID? MarTID – the Maritime Training Insights Database, is a new non-commercial initiative collaboratively founded by the World Maritime University, New Wave Media and Marine Learning Systems. Its core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. Each of these organizations is donating its time and resources to make this initiative possible. We are doing this because we believe that sharing information

Martek Bucks the Trend on Gender Divide

.   During 2016 both the BBC and BHP Billiton took steps to ensure that moving forward women make up 50% of their workforce.   While in the marine industry several attempts have been made in recent years to try to increase the number of women in the industry.   In 2014 The World Maritime University (WMU) and IMO published a book to highlight the achievements of women in the maritime sector, concluding the maritime industry needs more women, particularly in leadership roles.   A year later the IMO launched the video “Making Waves: women leaders in the maritime world&rdquo

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World Maritime University Graduates Largest Class

On Sunday, November 2, the Chancellor of the World Maritime University (WMU) and IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu conferred postgraduate degrees on the WMU's Class of 2014. Compiling the largest class in the 31-year history of WMU, 124 students graduated from the Malmö-based M.Sc. program in Maritime Affairs, 47 from the M.Sc. program in Dalian, China, 36 from the M.Sc. program in Shanghai, China, and 19 from the distance-learning Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance. Overall, the graduates represented 49 countries. Each year, students from roughly 50 countries live and study together at

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Expanded World Maritime University Campus Inaugurated

Expanded premises for the World Maritime University (WMU) were inaugurated on Monday, May 19, 2015 in Malmö, Sweden, by IMO Secretary-General and WMU Chancellor Koji Sekimizu.   WMU is an international educational institute for the maritime community, operating under the auspices of IMO. At close to 6,000m2, WMU’s new facility is nearly double the size of the previous Malmö campus. It provides a new auditorium, multiple research laboratories, seminar rooms and video-conferencing capabilities for hosting international conferences. An integrated information system embracing

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New Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management

Admissions have now opened for the new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management, offered by the World Maritime University (WMU) in cooperation with DNV GL Maritime Academy. Managers in today’s extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with ongoing technical, regulatory and commercial developments. They must also be able to anticipate future developments and react in advance. To give participants maximum flexibility, the Postgraduate Diploma is offered as a distance-learning programme, using the latest e-education systems or as an open-enrolment classroom-based learning

The Impact of Decarbonization on Shipping Finance

used by 32 percent of companies, according to an October 2017 report by CDP, means that the future potential costs of investments are factored into the bottom-line as dollars per ton of CO2. This enables decision-makers to clearly see when a carbon-intensive investment offers more risk than reward as the world works to keep global temperatures well below a 2-degrees Celsius increase.   The roundtable was part of the Task Force on Decarbonizing Shipping, an industry-led initiative working to develop tangible decarbonisation pathways for the industry. A finance working group aims to deliver principles

Erik Bon Fleur  (Photo: BCGP)

BCGP Appoints Bon Fleur as General Manager

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) has announced Erik Bon Fleur as its new general manager. In this role, Bon Fleur will be responsible for day-to-day operations and business activities, reporting to Boston Whaler Group President, Nick Stickler.   Prior to joining the BCGP team, Bon Fleur served in various other roles inside BCGP’s parent company, Brunswick Corporation, including continuous improvement manager for Boston Whaler, and most recently director of operations for Thunder Jet, an aluminum boat builder in Washington state. Bon Fleur has been with Brunswick since

Dr. Christopher Clott (Photo: SUNY Maritime College)

SUNY Maritime College Names ABS Chairs

;s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Timothy G. Lynch, Ph.D.    “The incumbents bring an impressive blend of academic and industry experience that will allow for applied research, intellectual pursuits and high-profile research that incorporates theoretical and real-world applications. We are excited to add them to our world-class faculty and excited about what the future holds,” Dr. Lynch added.   Drs. Burke and Clott will assume their new roles in time for the fall term. Each incumbent will teach a pair of courses each semester, sharing their wisdom

Left to Right: Dr. Nicos Peristianis, President of the Council of the University of Nicosia and Capt Norbert Aschmann, CEO of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Photo: BSM)

BSM Partners with University of Nicosia

our excellent training facilities not only provide career development internally for our own personnel, but also benefit the next generation of seafarers who will undergo their academic training through the Maritime Academy. “Over the years, BSM has made considerable investment into building a world class training facility on the island to support the professional development of its own seafarers, as well as the local maritime community; which continues this year with the installation of advanced Kongsberg Full Mission Bridge and Engine Simulators.&rdquo

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How Can the Marine Industry Counteract Its Aging Workforce?

. The U.K. Department for Transport (DFT) predicts a shortfall of around 3,500 deck and engineering officers by 2021 in the U.K. alone, and the BIMCO / ICS Manpower Report predicts the global shortfall of 147,500 officers by 2025.   The maritime industry used to be popular as a way to see the world while working, but increased societal and global mobility means that it’s simple to travel for leisure rather from work, and globalization means that opportunities to travel via work are much easier attained – even if you technically work an office job.   It’s not just seafaring

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Andhra Signs MoU with Russian Maritime Varsity

 The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) Andhra Pradesh will soon have a world class maritime university.   AP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russia's State Marine Technical University to promote marine education and technology.   The agreement was signed at the port city of St. Petersburg on the first day of AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's visit to Russia on Wednesday. The Chief Minister held consultations with the heads of the university during his tour.   The representatives of the university have also signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh

Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, gave a talk on cruise careers (Photo: HKCYIA)

HKCYIA Gives Talk on Cruise Careers

cruise and maritime industries. Following the seminars, programme information sessions were also held to provide students with details of the tourism and hospitality programmes organized by HKU SPACE and Plymouth University.   As the keynote speaker of the event, Jeff Bent, Managing Director of Worldwide Cruise Terminals which operates the Hong Kong Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, gave an overview of the development history of Kai Tak and the prospects of the cruise industry. Other speakers included Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, and Michael Cheng, Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute

HMS Global Maritime Welcomes Allen Naugle as Director  of Safety Quality and Environment

Allen Naugle Joins HMS Global Maritime

security support to multiple U.S. Air Force bases as well as management of several branches, staff and budgets. Allen retired as a Lt. Col. from the U.S. Air Force in 2007 where he was highly involved in implementation and sustainability of potable water and waste systems for operations around the world along with bioenvironmental engineering projects. Allen received a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida. Additionally, he attended Squadron Officer School, Air Command

Jonathan Puonti (Photo: Sea IT)

Sea IT Welcomes New Recruits

from the maritime sector and has welcomed John Olsson and Jonathan Puonti, two technical specialists to the team. Olsson has studied at Chalmers University of Gothenburg in Sweden and holds a wide array of maritime certificates. He has served several years working for shipping companies around the world in different positions. From his maritime career, Olsson has expertise in technical integrations including C and Ku-band, Vsat, TV, communication, radio and navigation equipment from suppliers such as Seatel, Jotron, Intellian, Sailor, STM, Idirect, Comtech, JRC and Iridium. He recently held a technical

Marine Services Capt. Nalin Pandey

Indian Merchant Navy Roadshow Targets University Cities

;s apex shipping trade body - Maritime Association of Shipowners, Shipmanagers and Agents (MASSA).   MTRF Chairman Captain Nalin Pandey said the series of skill development initiatives will promote the nation’s merchant navy as a lucrative career option among young students in one of the world’s fastest emerging nations.   “The proposed road shows, in association with various Indian universities, are aimed at spreading awareness about merchant navy in the country. By 2020, 64pc of India’s population is likely to be under the age bracket 18-30. India will be youngest

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