Oldendorff Carriers agrees digital crew training deal

German bulk operator Oldendorff Carriers has agreed a new deal with Maritime Trainer (MTR) covering the delivery of an online training package for its seafarers.

Oldendorff Carriers’ director of crewing, Armin Zilske, noted that a key consideration in selecting the programme was to make sure it was reaching satisfactory levels of training for Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) requirements.

“We are pleased to be working with MTR which can offer comprehensive training content to our crew. Moreover, MTR is flexible and can tailor training to our future requirements,” he added.

The multi-year deal will see crews working on approximately 90 bulk carriers within Oldendorff Carriers’ fleet given access to the online training system and its various types of digital content.

“We are seeing increasing demand for our digital interactive content. We believe this cutting-edge tech-based package strengthens our position, especially in the dry bulk market, by helping shipping companies meet DryBMS and Rightship’s Inspection Ship Questionnaire (RISQ) rigorous requirements,” said MTR CEO Capt Ozgur Alemdag.

“We are eager to develop more engaging, interactive and personal training. Prime areas for growth include data and vision analytics, AI, digital twins, crew wellness, immersive and gamification learning.”

MTR says it now has approximately 600 ships signed up to its subscription service and plans to reach 1,500 ships by the end of 2024.

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