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Abu Dhabi Ports and Columbia Shipmanagement sign training MoU

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ADMA and CSM have signed an MOU to develop training programmes and collaborate in alternative fuels, efficiency enhancement, and Artificial Intelligence for the global maritime industry.
Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) covering consultancy services and training.

The MoU covers the development of training programmes and offering consultancy services on maritime operations in the areas of alternative fuels, efficiency enhancement and Artificial Intelligence.

The two companies will work together to devise, market and conduct courses and programmes for trainers and students alike.

CSM will help ADMA in developing the new curriculum and provide its resources for the creation of eLearning and interactive courses, including introducing technologies such as AI and holographic telepresence.

The companies are also expected to undertake joint research projects on future maritime technologies.

Mark O’Neil, CEO of CSM, said: “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.”

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.”


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