The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology TBA GroupCimbriaCleveland Cascades LtdTelestackBühler GmbH
  • Port of Vancouver USA
  • Vigan
  • Cimbria
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd

Strategic maritime e-learning partnership formed

Strategic maritime e-learning partnership formed

(Posted on 30/06/20)

V.GROUP, the leading global provider of ship management and marine support services, and Ocean Technologies Group, the leading provider of maritime learning and operational technologies, have entered a strategic partnership to offer best-in-class e-learning to V.Group personnel and customers.

Starting later this year, V.Group will leverage on Ocean Technologies Group’s digital platforms to provide innovative and industry leading integrated e-learning solutions to V.Group’s customers. The new solutions will include bespoke V.Group content, cutting-edge technologies in micro-learning, adaptive and gamified learning and virtual reality training developed by Ocean Technologies Group.

As part of the landmark cooperative agreement, the Marlins Maritime English assessment product and Marlins global ‘Approved Test Centre’ scheme will be transferred to Ocean Technologies Group and become part of its growing list of offerings.

V.Group’s CEO, Graham Westgarth, explains: “This is a symbiotic partnership. Ocean Technologies Group has brands that are recognised the world over as the best-in-class for maritime e-learning, while Marlins has an equally impressive reputation for English language testing.

“This deal highlights the importance of strategic partnerships. Our customers will benefit from the many and varied specialist product lines and services that Ocean Technologies Group companies provide whilst retaining the personalised approach that our customers expect from V.Group.

“The Covid-19 crisis serves to highlight the maritime industry’s increasing reliance on digital platforms. It’s clear that distance learning will become increasingly important to companies and individuals who need to meet legislative and industry requirements. E-learning is reliable and provides continuity because it is protected from the negative impact of global events.

“Above all else, this initiative will meet our key priority of delivering an added value service to our customers.”

Manish Singh, CEO of Ocean Technologies Group, added: “Blue-chip ship owners, operators and managers recognise that the fast-changing operating environment requires each stakeholder to focus on their core competencies. Our customers realise that strategic partnerships with Ocean Technologies Group based on core strengths and expertise deliver economies of scale and offer best solutions to their crew and customers.

“This partnership enables V.Group to deliver the most effective ‘through-career learning support’ for their personnel and provide a greater customer service globally. Their customers will enjoy a seamless transition to a more comprehensive offering.

“Ocean Technologies Group serves over a million seafarers and is investing as much as $30 million in developing the future-ready learning solutions that our customers will rely on. This is in sharper focus than ever after the significant Covid disruption reshaped the way seafarers are trained.

“This new global partnership provides a great opportunity for V.Group personnel and customers to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing sector.

Latest News

North posts solid renewal results

(Posted on 24/02/21)

North P&I Club has reported continuing growth in its diversified business lines and solid progress... Read more


Britannia P&I launches B Korea

(Posted on 24/02/21)

Britannia P&I will officially launch B Korea P&I Correspondent Co., Ltd. (‘B Korea&rsquo... Read more


Fleet to be part of climate change solution

(Posted on 22/02/21)

To embed action on environmental sustainability and biodiversity, Fleet Management (FLEET) has teamed... Read more


Windsor Salt and CSL partner on self-unloading ship

(Posted on 17/02/21)

K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. (“Windsor Salt”) and Canada Steamship Lines (“CSL”), a... Read more


MAJ warns of potential seafarer shortages

(Posted on 17/02/21)

The global crew change crisis could lead to a shortage of seafarers if exhausted crew choose to leave... Read more


IOMSR first to broadcast mass to crew at sea

(Posted on 17/02/21)

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has become the first flag state to broadcast a mass direct to crew aboard... Read more


NORDEN celebrates 150th anniversary

(Posted on 11/02/21)

Today, NORDEN celebrates its 150th anniversary, being one of the world’s oldest international... Read more


ABB software helps ships improve efficiency

(Posted on 10/02/21)

Digital technologies, including AI, data integration and analytics solutions, are expected to transform... Read more


MENAS and Inchcape reach strategic Mideast agreement

(Posted on 10/02/21)

The Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) has taken a huge step forward in its effort to ensure... Read more


New U-Ming delivery protected by Nippon Paint

(Posted on 04/02/21)

Grand Wisdom, the second Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) to join the U-Ming Marine Transport fleet, has... Read more


Sailors SocietyPort of South LouisianaViganTOC EventsPort of Vancouver USAPort of Stockton
  • Telestack
  • TBA Group

Subscribe to our newsletter

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