Singapore, Wednesday,16 September 2009
Thome Ship Management (Thome) has entered an agreement with Teledata
Marine Solutions to become the launch customer for TMS’ Holistic Maritime
Training Platform (HMT).
TMS’ HMT platform was launched only on 2 September 2009. In the short time
since, Thome has entered an agreement to become the launch customer for
HMT. With this agreement, Thome continues its pioneering and innovative spirit
and the speed with which it entered the agreement reflects its continuing
commitment to remain at the forefront of the shipping industry.
TMS’ HMT platform was conceived in response to the two pressing needs of
today’s maritime enterprises: the need for consolidation of the many professional
and safety courses on ships and ashore, and the need to align training to
performance bench-marking in the organization.
TMS’ HMT platform brings in a set of unique features:
A dedicated version for users on ships.
Advanced use of technology – a quantum leap from the days of videos
and power points.
Exclusive offline and online access to course library by fleet personnel.
Online, anytime-anywhere access available to ships and fleet personnel
on leave or ashore.
Huge cost-savings in the logistics of current training arrangements.
Intelligent training management or related MIS.
Quick and seamless integration with company-specific and custom-built
“TMS, therefore brings several benefits to Thome,” says Captain Himanshu Joshi,
President, Teledata Marine Systems Pte Ltd. He adds that HMT provides Thome
Thome Ship Management is the launch customer for Teledata Marine
Solutions’ Holistic Maritime Training Platform
a holistic training answer for its Learning and Development requirements
a shipboard learning and training set-up
a shore-based learning and training set-up, and
aligns their Safety Management to value-added training
Captain Bjorn Hojgaard, Managing Director of Thome, explains the decision to
implement a holistic training platform for the company, “As a company that
delivers our value proposition exclusively through the associates employed with
us, we need to ensure that every associate is meeting a ‘Thome standard’ for
how we do things.
“Only by having such a standard can we create uniformity in our ‘product’ when
it meets the market. TMS’ Holistic Maritime Training Platform meets our
requirements and is a great tool in meeting the need for a company-wide
He further added: “By studying and learning through this platform, our
employees will be able to achieve new knowledge which they can apply in the
work place. Inevitably, some employees will get more out of the modules than
others, but over time we will lift the bar to a new, common height and ensure no-
one falls through the cracks. Through TMS’ Holistic Maritime Training Platform, we
will be able to deliver a more consistent service as an organization. We are
happy to be its launch customer and we are certain it will bring much growth
and value-add to our operations.”
Thome Ship Management is recognized as one of the world’s leading
independent international ship managers. The company has a wide range of
ship management activities under one roof – from Full Technical Management of
more than 90 vessels to Commercial Management, Corporate Management
and Crew Management. Thome is renowned for its blend of technical ability
and business acumen which together enable it to manage all kinds of vessels
profitably and efficiently.
Helix Media, Thome Group Public Affairs Consultants