OOCL Maritime Academy opens up opportunities for Chinese seafarers

With the mission to promote maritime education and supporting the role that Chinese seafarers play in the world’s maritime transportation and logistics industry, we are proud to announce the grand opening of the OOCL Maritime Academy and the International Seaman Training Centre in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China.
Jointly established by OOCL and the Zhejiang International Maritime College, both the Academy and Training Centre, located at the College in Zhoushan, will greatly contribute to the development of maritime technology, safety, security, and environmental protection as well as opening up professional career opportunities for Chinese seafarers to serve in international merchant fleets.
The training facility uses equipment and installations that simulate what would be found on a real container vessel in order to provide students with a more real-life experience. This helps them to better understand and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare them for the challenging work on board a vessel.
Officiating at the opening ceremony, Mr. Andy Tung, Chief Operating Officer of OOCL and Mr. Wang Jie, President of the Zhejiang International Maritime College welcomed many honorable guests, including Mr. Han Jie, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, Mr. Zhu Shi Qiang, Vice Mayor of Zhoushan, Mr. Dai Deng Lu, Deputy Secretary General of the Zhoushan government, and other leaders of the Zhoushan Municipal Authorities and Administrative departments.
In his address to the audience, Mr. Tung said, “The relations of OOCL with Zhoushan and the Zhejiang International Maritime College can be traced back to 1998, when OOCL first helped set up what was then called the Zhoushan Maritime Simulator Centre at the campus, providing professional training for OOCL seafarers as well as for shipping companies from Beijing, Norway, and Taiwan.”
“We hope that with the establishment of the Academy and the Training Centre, more Chinese maritime professionals will be better equipped to contribute to the industry; as well as to help in the rapid development of the Zhoushan Archipelago New Area, as designated by the China State Council last June, to develop into a leading oceanic economic development area,” he said.
Source: OOCL

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