Karachi (Pakistan) & Rotterdam (The Netherlands), April 5, 2021
KOTUG Training signs MoU with Maritime Training Institute to develop a strategic partnership
KOTUG Training (formerly Tug Training & Consultancy (TTC), part of the Kotug Group of Companies, and Maritime Training Institute Karachi (MTI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a long-term strategic partnership. The MoU encompasses exclusive training of (tug) Masters, ships crews and Pilots in Pakistan by certified TTC trainers at MTI’s training facilities in Karachi.
Facing the increasing demand for qualified maritime professionals, MTI is seeking ways to safeguard its best-in-class training for which the organization is renowned.
TTC fulfills this requirement by being able to offer first-class trainers to tutor staff on the spot. As the only ISO 9001 certified Tug Training Company in the world, TTC sets high standards for the training facilities it uses. TTC operates in line with the aim of the Kotug Group of Companies to create safe and sound operations with respect for the environment and an excellent level of training and competence while safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved. With a fully equipped and exclusive Maritime Simulator Centre in Karachi, and similar values, these standards are perfectly met by MTI.
Joint Pilot Tug Master training is requested more and more by various ports and terminals in the world to increase port safety and efficiency; therefore effective and efficient teamwork between Pilot and Tug Masters is one of the key training programmes to be delivered by TTC at MTI.
Patrick Everts, General Manager of Tug Training & Consultancy: “We are extremely happy with this strategic partnership. Pakistan is one of the key growth markets and with their modern facilities MTI meets our high standards for training facilities. It encompasses combined classroom and simulator training on state-of-the-art simulators (in combination with on board training), a proven didactic method for the best training results, preparing the students for expected and unexpected real-life situations. We are looking forward to starting our training and providing the students with our highly regarded TTC Certificate, ensuring more safety and efficiency to the maritime industry”.
Capt. Ajmal Mahmoodi Managing Director of Maritime Training Institute: “Indeed it is a great honour for MTI to be associated with world-renowned Tug Training & Consultancy. They have vast experience in tug training of all types for different scenarios. There were no such updated facilities available in Pakistan until now. With this partnership training can be conducted in Pakistan and will be beneficial to all Pakistani seafarers to be trained, they obtain the worldwide recognized TTC Certification”.