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Makassar Port Workers Lack Digital Skills. Vocational Schools Can Be the Solution

Jan 30, 2023

The city of Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia has seen fast economic growth in the past few years. In 2019, the province’s growth reached 6.9% – higher than the 5% national rate – with rapid infrastructure development, particularly in the maritime industry.As the region’s industry grows, it is experiencing rapid digitalisation. Our study with the bilateral research initiative Australia-Indonesia…

ABS to Support Industrial-Grade, Cyber-Physical Platform for Shipboard OT

Nov 02, 2022

ABS has been announced as the industry collaborator to build the Maritime Testbed of Shipboard Operational Technology (MariOT) Systems. The project is led by iTrust, Center for Research in Cyber Security at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)…

World Maritime University Celebrates 2022 Graduation

Nov 02, 2022

On October 31, 2022, global maritime leaders of tomorrow graduated from the World Maritime University (WMU). The Class of 2022 has received the education required to contribute to maritime and ocean matters in their home countries and more broadly…

Insights from the 50th International Congress of Maritime Museums

Oct 26, 2022

For many, the ocean is life. It provides transportation, work, commerce, food, recreation—tales as old as time and shared by people across the globe. These stories are lived day to day, passed down between generations, and shared with the public through various media…

KDI Delivers DP Simulators to MOL in Tokyo

Sep 22, 2022

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has delivered a full mission K-Sim Dynamic Positioning (DP) Simulator to MOL Marine & Engineering (MOLMEC) for the new MOL Dynamic Positioning Training Centre (MOL DPTC) in Tokyo, Japan. MOL DPTC is the first DP training…

Germany Aims to Train More Inland Waterways Boatmasters

Aug 22, 2022

Seeking to grow its inland navigation workforce, Germany is offering new programs to train inland waterways boatman/boatwoman and boatmasters.'In the light of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, the importance of inland navigation for…

Maritime Training: MARAD Accepting Applications for Centers of Excellence

Jul 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced Tuesday that it is accepting applications for Centers of Excellence (CoE) designations to recognize and support community or technical colleges and maritime training…

Mike Rodriguez to Complete Tenure as Interim Director of MITAGS

Jul 13, 2022

On August 1, Interim Director of MITAGS, Mike Rodriguez, will be returning to his position as a part-time MITAGS faculty member.'Working as I have with everyone at MITAGS has been a great experience for me,” Rodriguez said. “The MITAGS West team are innovative…

Lindblad Expeditions Deploys Marine Learning Systems Training Solution

May 18, 2022

Expedition cruising company Lindblad Expeditions will deploy Marine Learning Systems’ online training platform, MarineLMS, fleetwide, following a successful pilot period. According to Marine Learning Systems, online training at sea has always…

Training Tips for Ships: Choosing e-Learning Media ... It’s All About Outcomes!

May 13, 2022

In the previous edition of Training Tips for Ships we discussed the choice of media for learning materials and which media would lead to the best results. Is it text? Images? Videos? Interactive exercises and simulations? All too commonly it…

Mass Maritime Puts on Offshore Wind Training Demo for Governor Baker

May 12, 2022

Governor Charlie Baker, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Bethany Card, and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO (MassCEC) Jennifer Daloisio joined Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) officials for a Global Wind Organization (GWO) training demonstration at the Academy…

OPINION: A New Approach to Maritime Safety is Needed

May 10, 2022

For years, the shipping industry has focused on regulations and procedures to improve safety. Yet shipping is still at risk of major accidents. The whole industry needs to change its focus. Ticking boxes never made anyone safer. Also, assessing…

Texas A&M Partners with Great Lakes to Open Dredging Lab

Apr 04, 2022

The United States' largest dredging contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced it has signed an agreement with the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University to provide funding and technical support for what will become the…

Training Tips for Ships #33: Excellent Training is Never an Accident

Mar 23, 2022

The principles of continuous improvement are well known in the arenas of quality and management. Yet very few training centers and operators apply these simple principles to the management of their training programs. Being deliberate and thoughtful about training quality requires very little effort…

USMMA Superintendent to Step Down

Mar 04, 2022

Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Vice Adm. Jack Buono announced his retirement after a maritime career that has spanned more than 45 years.Vice Adm. Buono, a 1978 Kings Point graduate, has spent the past three and a half years at the Academy helm…

Logistics News

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UK Freeports Risk Harboring International Crime

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Number of Ships Loading LNG in Spain Doubled in 2022

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