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Transas Marine joins IMarEST Marine Partner Scheme

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The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Marine Partner scheme continues to attract highly relevant organisations as members.

The latest to join as a Marine Affiliate is Transas Marine International, whose personnel will be able to draw on the numerous advantages of corporate partnership with IMarEST, the leading professional body for the marine community.

“Our membership of IMarEST’s scheme has several purposes, ” explains Ralf Lehnert, Managing Director of Transas Marine. “Firstly, we are eager to demonstrate how much we value our staff and want to see them take advantage of the opportunities opened by this membership. We are also keen to spread the word about our activities and achievements in the marine world.”

“We are delighted to welcome Transas Marine International as a Marine Partner, which offers them a package of services, employee engagement, professional development, networking, technical support and information opportunities, providing them with a platform to demonstrate their strong commitment to developing employee skills, ” says IMarEST’s Chief Executive, David Loosley.

“We look forward to working with them to ensure they take advantage of everything that is on offer. Each partner in the scheme has different needs and objectives and our relationship with them develops to suit those requirements and as we learn more about their organisation – we are particularly looking forward to working with Transas in the planning of an open day at their Portsmouth office where IMarEST members will be able to see the training centre.”

In the short 20 years since its foundation, Transas has grown rapidly to the point where it can claim its equipment to be represented onboard 10, 000 commercial ships and yachts. Transas holds 40% share of the international maritime simulation market and has supplied and installed more than 160 vessel traffic management systems.

“Naturally, we would like our fellow IMarEST Marine Partners, and indeed the wider global membership of IMarEST, to know all about our position in the market and what we can offer. Our philosophy is to set the standard for the marine industry and always look forward. Transas was the first company to introduce break-through navigational and maritime training solutions. What we would like to see is further optimization of vessels teamwork, development of new cost-saving IT solutions designed for maritime safety, security and environmental protection, ” adds Mr. Lehnert.

Transas was founded in 1990 to provide the most advanced marine navigational systems that could be run on standard PCs. The company is a member of world maritime associations, international work groups and committees and participates actively in new maritime standards development, and globally employees over 1, 500 people.

Further information on Transas is available at www.transas.com.

About IMarEST

  • The IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology) is the leading membership body and learned society for marine professionals, industry, research and education, with 50 branches and 15, 000 members worldwide
  • Professional Recognition: qualifications for membership are based on the educational background and/or multi-disciplinary experience ensuring that high professional standards are maintained
  • The only membership body that can award Chartered Marine Scientist and Technologist, Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to their professional engineering counterparts
  • The IMarEST is part of the Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Federation
  • IMarEST Marine Partners:  a membership network for organisations in industry, research and education operating in the marine and offshore sectors
  • Maritime journals include MER (Marine Engineers Review); Shipping World & Shipbuilder incorporating Maritime IT & Electronics; The Marine Scientist; and the Journal of Operational Oceanography.
  • IMarEST Publications: Technical Proceedings Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET), Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO) and a catalogue of 100+/- books
  • The IMarEST Library is now housed at Lloyd’s Register at 71 Fenchurch Street, where IMarEST members and non-members alike have access to an extraordinary knowledge base. There is member-only access to a small but growing number of eBooks via www.imarest.org/knowlege.
  • IMarEST organises 30-40 events and conferences annually; and was the host organisation for the World Maritime Technology Conference held in London in 2006

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