ESTA’s European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) has adopted an in-company apprentice training structure, which the organisation’s leaders hope will make it easier for countries with a strong tradition of apprenticeships to become directly involved in the scheme.
Talks are under way with organisations in Germany, Ireland and Spain to establish mutual recognition agreements (MRA) between the national crane operator licensing authorities and ESTA’s European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL).
EMS Albanian Port Operator (EMS APO) has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Durrës, Faculty of Professional Sciences that will see the company provide internship opportunities for students.
POSH Kerry Renewables – a joint venture of PACC Offshore Services Holding (POSH) and Kerry TJ Logistics – has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop Taiwan’s first specialised maritime training centre.
UK-based Training4Transport, a division of Collett Holdings, has introduced a certificate of professional competence (CPC) course designed to give drivers an insight into ways to reduce fuel use and emissions.
The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has introduced a week-long training course covering international maritime law and its relationship with international trade, shipping and marine insurance.