Marlow to Cooperate with University in Germany

17 Aug 2016
by Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation and the University of Applied Science in Germany sign an agreement to offer greater opportunities to maritime students.

From the left: Cornelia Beelmann, Prof. Dr. Carsten Wilken, Mr Jan Meyering, and Prof. Dr. Marcus Bentin

Marlow Navigation has formed a cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Emden/Leer, Faculty of Maritime Studies to support students with their practical education.

Joint Managing Director, Marlow Navigation, Jan Meyering emphasised the great value of this agreement for both parties: “We at Marlow, and other shipping companies, need the know-how which these students will gain while training on-the-job and on-board vessels,” he said. “It is no doubt important that new talent is attracted to the shipping industry and given the right opportunities to gain invaluable experience in order to better learn and excel,” he added.

The agreement includes 10 student positions per year on vessels under Marlow’s crew managed fleet. Students must successfully complete two on-board assignments.

“Achieving the on-board component of the internship became rather difficult during an economically difficult situation in the shipping sector. Therefore this new cooperation with Marlow Navigation is of great value,” said Dean of the University’s Maritime Studies, Prof. Dr. Marcus Bentin. 

The application process, which last 26 weeks, has just begun.  “The students-to-be have to prove that they are fit for sea duty by having a medical examination beforehand, as well as to successfully complete safety training,” explained Cornelia Beelmann, in charge of internships and practical education at the University.

Demand for seagoing personnel, and ashore in management, has increased greatly over recent years, with the professions considered to be highly acclaimed in many countries around the world. Providing greater channels to develop new talent is considered fundamental to the industry and indeed the global economy.

At the moment around 430 students study in Leer. The faculty in Leer offers various courses in maritime studies, nautical sciences and ship management. In addition, an international Master’s course is planned in cooperation with the Norwegian city of Haugesund.

“This agreement with Marlow is something unique and gives our University an outstanding profile,” stated Vice President for Studies and Education and International affairs at the University, Prof. Dr. Carsten Wilken, during the signing of the agreement.

About Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation provides comprehensive third party crew & ship management services, able to support a vessel from its first plans on a drawing board, until final days at sea. This is backed by a global network of offices, manning/recruiting agencies & new generation training centres.

Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned & trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with approximately 800 shore-based staff & 14,000 crew on-board managed vessels, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability & client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services has over the past three decades broadened to now include fully-fledged maritime management activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance & administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore crewing. These services are provided out of management offices located in Limassol (Cyprus), Hamburg (Germany), Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Mumbai (India) & Hong Kong. Together with a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia & Germany, as well as a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies.

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