Published May 6, 2024

The Norwegian Training Center (NTC), represented by its Deputy Director Captain Knut Bentzrod and Client Relations Manager Jo-Ann Vidal, participated as key audience members at the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2024. Held from April 16 to 18 and organized by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), this year’s event theme, “Actions Meet Ambition,” perfectly aligns with NTC’s dedication to advancing maritime training and technology.

SMW 2024 served as a platform for global maritime leaders and industry enthusiasts to explore critical issues and the latest trends in the sector. It featured an array of dedicated conference tracks, panels, and discussions on decarbonization, digital innovation, and sustainable practices.

Highlights and Opportunities for NTC

As attendees, Captain Bentzrod and Ms. Vidal engaged in numerous sessions focused on cutting-edge developments, such as AI in maritime operations, low-carbon fuel options, and the integration of cybersecurity measures. These topics are particularly relevant to NTC’s mission of providing up-to-date training and enhancing industry standards through education and technology.

The event also featured the EXPO@SMW, a new trade exhibition showcasing state-of-the-art technologies and services vital for the industry’s transformation towards a net-zero future. The exhibition was organized into various thematic zones—Innovation, Decarbonization, Services, and Country zones—offering a comprehensive overview of exciting new developments in the industry. This was an excellent opportunity for NTC representatives to gain insights into the latest technological solutions and network with other professionals and experts in the field.

NTC’s Role in the Maritime Sector

By participating in SMW 2024, NTC reaffirmed its role in maritime training and underscored its commitment to fostering a dialogue on future challenges and opportunities within the maritime industry. The insights gained during the event will undoubtedly influence NTC’s future training programs and initiatives, aligning them with global trends and innovations.

In conclusion, the presence of the Norwegian Training Center at Singapore Maritime Week 2024 through its representatives, Captain Knut Bentzrod and Jo-Ann Vidal, highlights the center’s proactive approach to staying at the forefront of maritime education and training. Their participation ensures that NTC remains aligned with international standards and advancements, preparing its trainees for the evolving demands of the maritime industry.