TelestackSailors SocietyVan AalstPort of StocktonGeneva DryBühler GmbH
  • Van Aalst
  • Geneva Dry
  • Port of Stockton
  • TBA Group
  • Telestack
  • TMS Awards 2023

ADMA and Columbia to Introduce training programmes

ADMA and Columbia to Introduce training programmes

(Posted on 05/07/21)

Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) for the development of training programmes, as well as the provision of consultancy services focused on the applications of alternative fuels, efficiency enhancement and Artificial Intelligence within maritime operations.

Abu Dhabi Ports’ maritime education facility will work closely with CSM, a world-leading provider of ship management and maritime services, to devise, market, and conduct courses and programmes for both students and trainers.

Captain Maktoum Al Houqani, Head of Maritime Cluster, said: “The advent of digitalisation has permeated virtually every industry across the world and is rapidly transforming how we both operate and conduct present-day business — and this is no more evident than within the maritime sector.

“In addition to conventional training, our collaboration with Columbia Shipmanagement aims to educate the next generation of seafarers and port operators on the immense benefits associated with Artificial Intelligence and impress upon them how innovation will become the essential facilitator in enabling global trade in an ever-evolving digitally-powered future.”

Mark O’Neil, CEO of CSM, said: “We look forward to working with ADMA in developing AI and digital solutions in the important area of seafarers training. The UAE is one of the world’s best strategic locations for crew changes but is also a key centre for innovation in crew training.

“We have been impressed with ADMA’s advanced simulator facilities and we are confident that together with ADMA, we will introduce more innovative and high-tech training solutions. Our advanced eLearning platform coupled with the work of our Performance Optimisation Control Room and software development teams will help to achieve these goals for the benefit of our partners and the seafarers in the region and globally.”

In addition to assisting ADMA with the development of the new curriculum, CSM will provide resources for the creation of eLearning and interactive courses, introduce innovative technologies such as AI and holographic telepresence, as well as provide consultancy services in collaboration with ADMA.

Under the directives of the MoU agreement, ADMA and CSM are also expected to collaborate on joint research projects dedicated to the development of innovative and ground-breaking maritime technologies of the future.

Latest News

Diverse Algoma fleet contributes to revenue growth

(Posted on 29/02/24)

Algoma Central Corporation has reported its results for the year ended December 31, 2023. Algoma reported... Read more


Liberian Registry establishes innovation and Energy Transition Team ??

(Posted on 29/02/24)

The Liberian Registry, the world’s largest shipping registry, has furthered its commitment to... Read more


Swedish Club widens enhanced PEME programme

(Posted on 28/02/24)

It is well known that a healthy crew is a safe crew, and that the physical and mental wellbeing of seafarers... Read more


Fleet announces strategic leadership transition in its 30th year

(Posted on 22/02/24)

Fleet Management Limited (FLEET), the world’s largest third-party ship management company, has... Read more


OceanScore: Asian shipowners face hefty EU-bound emissions liabilities

(Posted on 22/02/24)

Asian shipowners with vessels sailing to and from Europe are likely to face estimated emissions liabilities... Read more


VIKAND supports V.Ships Greece with mental health training

(Posted on 22/02/24)

VIKAND, the global leader in maritime healthcare, is providing V.Ships Greece with officer training... Read more


RMI Maritime Administrator awards AiP for Anemoi Rotor Sails

(Posted on 14/02/24)

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has awarded an Approval in Principle... Read more


Ambrey and ISS join to revolutionise maritime safety and security

(Posted on 14/02/24)

Ambrey and Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) have announce a strategic partnership aimed at transforming... Read more


ShipMoney celebrating 10 years providing digital payment solutions

(Posted on 14/02/24)

Founded in 2013 by Stuart Ostrow, a Florida-based CPA and entrepreneur, ShipMoney set out to challenge... Read more


ClassNK launches shipping and shipbuilding e-learning courses

(Posted on 14/02/24)

ClassNK has introduced E-Learning courses offered through its training and education service, &ldquo... Read more


TMS Awards 2023TBA GroupCimbriaViganPort of South Louisiana
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Vigan
  • Cimbria

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping