More than 10,000 participants in over 900 courses worldwide in 2014

What were the bestsellers in 2014?

When reviewing what topics our customers chose to attend in 2014, the high number of courses related to Risk Management shows that all aspects that help to minimize risks and to raise safety standards are high on the agenda. Accident and incident investigation, emergency preparedness, handling the media, HAZOP leadership, risk assessment - nearly 2,100 customers participated in courses from the "Risks and Emergencies" category of our course portfolio.

The course "Internal Auditor ISM-ISPS-MLC for Shipping Companies" was the best booked course in 2014. Around 700 attendees all around the globe were interested only in this specific course.

Training courses for Designated Persons Ashore (DPA), Company/Ship Security Officers (CSO/SSO), and Superintendents were also requested regularly around the world. We trained around 600 participants on 86 separate course dates.

The high number of satisfied participants shows that training and having well-trained staff is still considered to be key in the increasingly complex and dynamic maritime business environment. Compared to last year the demand for in-house training rose substantially. Customers appreciated the economical approach of training employees at their premises, this saves time and travelling expenses. Furthermore, specific company needs can be taken into account by tailoring the training programme accordingly.

Outlook for 2015

2015 looks set to be another challenging year for the maritime industry. Our commitment to safety of life at sea and our goal to share the expertise available in DNV GL with our customers remains the same. The focus of everything we do is our customers. We continue to help customers to effectively improve their business performance and to find solutions to become safer, smarter, and greener.

With local academies all around the world and a large global trainer network, DNV GL's Maritime Academy can react to our customer's changing requirements quickly and adjust our portfolio to their varied needs and requests.

Maritime Academy is always striving to improve the training it can offer - please feel free to contact us about your training needs and with your feedback:

We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support in 2014 and look forward to being your trusted training partner again in 2015.