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2016 Training Schedule

Posted: November 23, 2015

 

We, NMCI Services, are delighted to announce that our 2016 Training Schedule is now available to view & book online. From STCW, STCW Refresher, Simulation to Bespoke Courses, we have now finalised our 2016 dates. Please click on the below link to download or view a copy of our schedule for yourself.

 

2016 NMCI Services Commercial Schedule

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GAC announcement goes Global

Posted: November 17, 2015

GAC news goes Global

 

GAC AND ATPI GRIFFINSTONE TO OFFER FIRST INTEGRATED TRAINING AND TRAVEL SOLUTION TO MARINE AND ENERGY INDUSTRIES

New offering will optimise crews’ travel amid new requirements to refresh

STCW and OPITO training

 

Manila, Philippines, November 12, 2015 – GAC Training and Service Solutions (GTSS), the specialist provider of world-class training for maritime personnel, has announced an agreement with ATPI Griffinstone, part of the ATPI Group, one of the leaders in travel solutions for the shipping and energy industries. The agreement will provide the first fully integrated training and travel offering for seafarers and crew seeking mandatory training under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and Offshore Petroleum Industry Training (OPITO) requirements.

 

Developed in response to forthcoming changes to STCW requirements that will require crew to refresh training every five years from 2017 to maintain standards inline with the latest technological and operational requirements, the service will increase access to convenient, cost-effective, standardised crew training across a world-wide network of locations.

 

Christer Sjodoff, Group Vice President, Commercial, GAC, commented: GAC said: “The launch of this comprehensive service is our next break-through in improving training and education provision for the shipping and offshore industries, particularly to help ship operators and managers respond to the new STCW requirements from 2017. As one of the leading travel management companies, ATPI Griffinstone provides our customers with significant economies of scale, international reach and sector specific technology for efficient travel planning to training locations globally, which combined with our breadth of approved training facilities, will deliver unparalleled value and flexibility.”

 

The STCW and OPITO mandatory training courses will be launched in the UK with a further 11 approved facilities added to the programme in the coming months, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, United States, Canada, Ireland, UAE and South Africa. Through the scheme, ship operators, managers and crewing agents can select the most convenient location and create a bespoke integrated travel, transfer and accommodation package through ATPI Griffinstone’s access to competitive rates and intelligent booking management system.

 

“We understand the complexities of planning crew travel and the operational challenges that this presents,” said Adam Knights, UK Managing Director, ATPI Group. “As new crew accreditation requirements evolve, supporting GAC in creating the largest network of training and travel services will help companies to reduce the associated costs and co-ordination time, so they can focus on the positive impact that regular crew training can bring to the safety and efficiency of vessel operations.”

 

The new agreement was announced today at Crew Connect Global 2015: Asia-Pacific Manning and Training Conference and Exhibition, Manila, Philippines.

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Cork Company has Innovative Solution to Global Issue

Posted: November 12, 2015

GAC ATPI Griffinstone

 

GAC AND ATPI GRIFFINSTONE TO OFFER FIRST INTEGRATED TRAINING AND TRAVEL SOLUTION TO MARINE AND ENERGY INDUSTRIES

New offering will optimise crews’ travel amid new requirements to refresh

STCW and OPITO training

 

Manila, Philippines, November 12, 2015 – GAC Training and Service Solutions (GTSS), the specialist provider of world-class training for maritime personnel, has announced an agreement with ATPI Griffinstone, part of the ATPI Group, one of the leaders in travel solutions for the shipping and energy industries. The agreement will provide the first fully integrated training and travel offering for seafarers and crew seeking mandatory training under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and Offshore Petroleum Industry Training (OPITO) requirements.

 

Developed in response to forthcoming changes to STCW requirements that will require crew to refresh training every five years from 2017 to maintain standards inline with the latest technological and operational requirements, the service will increase access to convenient, cost-effective, standardised crew training across a world-wide network of locations.

 

Christer Sjodoff, Group Vice President, Commercial, GAC, commented: GAC said: “The launch of this comprehensive service is our next break-through in improving training and education provision for the shipping and offshore industries, particularly to help ship operators and managers respond to the new STCW requirements from 2017. As one of the leading travel management companies, ATPI Griffinstone provides our customers with significant economies of scale, international reach and sector specific technology for efficient travel planning to training locations globally, which combined with our breadth of approved training facilities, will deliver unparalleled value and flexibility.”

 

The STCW and OPITO mandatory training courses will be launched in the UK with a further 11 approved facilities added to the programme in the coming months, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, United States, Canada, Ireland, UAE and South Africa. Through the scheme, ship operators, managers and crewing agents can select the most convenient location and create a bespoke integrated travel, transfer and accommodation package through ATPI Griffinstone’s access to competitive rates and intelligent booking management system.

 

“We understand the complexities of planning crew travel and the operational challenges that this presents,” said Adam Knights, UK Managing Director, ATPI Group. “As new crew accreditation requirements evolve, supporting GAC in creating the largest network of training and travel services will help companies to reduce the associated costs and co-ordination time, so they can focus on the positive impact that regular crew training can bring to the safety and efficiency of vessel operations.”

 

The new agreement was announced today at Crew Connect Global 2015: Asia-Pacific Manning and Training Conference and Exhibition, Manila, Philippines.

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GAC exhibit at Seatrade Europe, Hamburg

Posted: September 10, 2015

 GAC exhibited at the 2015 SeaTrade Europe event which took place in Hamburg this week. Two of the NMCI Services team travelled to join them on behalf of GAC Training & Service Solutions.

GAC team at SeaTrade Europe in Hamburg

GAC team at SeaTrade Europe in Hamburg

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GTSS team travel to GAC Headquarters, Dubai

Posted: February 27, 2015

The GTSS team had the opportunity to travel to Dubai last week to meet with different members of the GAC team at the GAC Headquarters.  

Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline. It has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Persian Gulf region, and is a major transport hub for both passengers and cargo.

The purpose of the visit was to firstly introduce our new GTSS team to GAC in Dubai and to explore the synergies between GAC Corporate Academy and GAC Training and Service Solutions (GTSS). We intend to build on our current course offerings with GAC Bunkers going forward and it was a great opportunity to discuss future plans between both groups.

 

James O'Byrne, Joy Gillen, Conor Mowlds and Ruth Murphy

James O’Byrne, Joy Gillen, Conor Mowlds and Ruth Murphy

Pictured, from the left, are  James O’Byrne, General Manager GTSS, Joy Gillen, Marketing Executive GTSS, Conor Mowlds, Managing Director GTSS and Ruth Murphy, Finance Manager.

 

Who are GTSS?

GAC Training and Services Solutions is part of the GAC Group (global shipping, logistics and marine services provider) with over 10,000 employees operating in 300 offices worldwide. In partnership with the National Maritime College of Ireland, we provide expert delivery of a portfolio of training courses for both seafarers and shore-based shipping personnel.

GTSS combines the NMCI’s state-of-the-art facilities (including a 17 bridge simulator suite and survival pool) with GAC’s global reach and 50 years of shipping experience. Our bespoke GTSS courses are tailored to suit the particular training requirements of maritime companies and groups. Clients from the all areas have worked with us to develop customised training on our state of the art marine simulators. We can also provide a suite of courses for companies looking to train their employees in numerous maritime short courses.

Courses are developed and delivered by some of the most respected names in maritime training.

Conor Mowlds,Damien O'Donoghue, Ruth Murphy, James O'Byrne & Joy Gillen

Conor Mowlds,Damien O’Donoghue, Ruth Murphy, James O’Byrne & Joy Gillen

For further course details contact Joy Gillen, Marketing Executive for GTSS;

joy.gillen@gac.com

 

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