PHILIPPINES – NETHERLANDS – NORWAY – As a major provider of ships personnel the Philippines needs to stay abreast of developments in the training of the crews of the future. Now two leading companies in the development and supply of maritime-related educational and operational solutions have joined forces to bring one of the best known sets of simulators and training apps to the country.

Netherlands based VSTEP supplies the well-known Nautis brand DNV certified maritime simulators and virtual training software, whilst Poseidon Asia is the local office of Poseidon Simulation, part of the Poseidon Group with head office in the Lofoten Islands in Norway. The company specialises in the development of user-friendly and cost-effective PC-based maritime instrument simulators.

Through Poseidon Asia (PAI), VSTEP has officially made available its Nautis maritime simulators to major stakeholders in the Philippine maritime industry including reputable maritime institutions, maritime training centres, as well as local ship management and crew manning companies. The PAI showroom and laboratory provides clients with actual demonstrations on product set-up and features and provide customers with after-sales and support services. Through the demo session, prospective clients would be able to see, analyse, and appreciate the products for themselves. Lea Alquinto-Medrano, President of PAI said:

“It is our way of showing our clients that we are not just in the business to compete with other providers but to provide the international maritime industry with the best maritime-related educational and competence products, solutions, and services that are available in the market today.”

Interested parties can visit the VSTEP/Poseidon Asia stand at the Global Crew Connect exhibition from 12-13 November at the Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila or contact Poseidon Asia for an appointment at the new simulator demo centre.

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