At Maritech, we believe in the power of digital technology to transform the shipping industry and unlock huge opportunities for the future. As a key technology player, we recognise our responsibility in supporting the next generation of shipping professionals to ensure that this unique industry continues to thrive. We have therefore partnered with Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the maritime sector in the UK, to support students studying a wide variety of maritime disciplines, taking part in their Maritime Masters programme.
The Maritime Masters programme, sponsored by Clarksons Platou and Royal HaskoningDHV, aims to increase the interaction between UK maritime industries and academia. Through the collaboration with Maritech, some 300 students from across nine participating universities in the UK are provided with unlimited, free access to Sea/chat, our new purpose-built communications tool. It allows the shipping community to enjoy centralised, secure and compliant instant messaging across web and mobile.
The Maritime Masters students have grown-up with technology at their fingertips and instant messaging is their preferred method of communication. That’s why the feature-rich functionalities of Sea/chat have proven extremely intuitive to this demographic. Maritech aims to make Sea/chat the communication tool of choice for shipping professionals and now future generations have access.
Designed as an online community, Sea/chat enables students to access a specifically curated network. Here, they can connect with one another on a one-to-one or group basis, while they can also share news and documents, receive updates and have access to career opportunities.
In addition, we will also broadcast messages to students, inviting them to attend exclusive events. This includes the recent ‘How Smart are our Ships’ event which was hosted at Clarksons Platou. The event explored the innovation in ship design, construction and operation, which was also available to watch via a webinar. Attendees also had the opportunity to network with other shipping professionals – vital in an industry where personal relationships are essential.