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Smart4Sea Awards nomination for Mintra

01 / 12 / 2021

Mintra’s maritime eLearning course library, which doubled in size this year to provide a holistic seafarer training solution, has been shortlisted for an award scheme recognising organisations that make an impact on safety at sea.

The company, which increased the number of maritime course titles in its library from 107 to 228, has been announced as a finalist in the Training Award category in the Smart4Sea Virtual Awards 2022. The accolade is for organisations considered to provide a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution in any aspect of training related to smart shipping.

Mintra’s expanded maritime library has been developed in partnership with industry to address the core training needs of seafarers and help businesses rise to the challenge of digitalisation. A number of courses are certified by bodies including DNV, STCW and The Nautical Institute, while Mintra as a company is a certified DNV Maritime Training Centre.

As well as noting the introduction of the extensive course library, the Smart4Sea testimonial also acknowledges Mintra’s unique technology offering – Trainingportal Offline – which allows seafarers to undertake eLearning even when they have no internet connectivity at sea.

Gareth Gilbert, chief operating officer of Mintra, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Smart4Sea Awards and to be recognised by the industry as a high-quality supplier of a viable, low carbon and cost-efficient complete digital learning solution.

“We are committed to our role as a partner of the maritime community, and that’s why we involved the industry in the library expansion project from the outset. We not only worked with existing and prospective clients to examine training matrices and identify essential seafarer competencies, but also consulted with some highly respected subject matter experts on the course content.

“This award nomination is a testament to the hard work of many people, within the Mintra team and our external partners, who are committed to helping create a safe working environment for seafarers around the world.” Winners across six categories will be determined through an open public voting system, with the poll closing on January 7, 2022. Nominees with the highest number of votes in each category will be announced at the Smart4Sea Virtual Forum taking place from 23-24 February next year.