VSTEP, in cooperation with its distributing partner Shipbridge, have successfully delivered and installed a NAUTIS desktop simulator at the National Taiwan Ocean University in Keelung, Taiwan.
The Ocean University is a leading institute for maritime education and oceanographic studies in Taiwan. It also harbours the department of merchant marine and the department of shipping & transportation management. After careful evaluation of the simulator market, the Taiwan Ocean University selected NAUTIS for its high quality and efficient maritime simulation and training, combined with superior visuals and affordability. The simulator will be used to train university maritime students and maritime professionals in shiphandling and manoeuvring.
NAUTIS is a new range of advanced DNV certified maritime training simulators that offer an affordable and effective alternative for training maritime professionals, officers and crews. With a full range of simulators, from desktop trainer to full mission bridge simulator, NAUTIS is a cost-effective training solution fulfilling the training requirements of both the civilian and military maritime industry, including nautical colleges, naval academies, maritime training centres and individual ship owners in compliance to the latest STCW requirements.
The simulator was delivered in cooperation with Shipbridge, VSTEP’s new distributor in the region. Shipbridge has 23 years of experience in marine-related business and consultancy and has an extensive customer base throughout Southeast Asia. Continuing its international growth, VSTEP has expanded its worldwide partner network with selected partners. Shipbridge will become a major partner for VSTEP’s business development and NAUTIS maritime simulators. China’s economic prowess proves a perfect platform for VSTEP’s next generation technology. Its NAUTIS maritime simulators will provide maritime professionals with the latest in advanced, DNV certified simulation technology.
VSTEP CEO Cristijn Sarvaas:”We are proud to deliver this simulator to a leading maritime university such as the Ocean University. Shipbridge has played a pivotal role in this project. Shipbridge will be a valuable partner to continue the steady growth of VSTEP in the region. In the past year, VSTEP has delivered simulators to a number of clients in China and South East Asia and this cooperation will significantly increase VSTEP’s reach into this key market.”
Shipbridge CEO, Bob Tung: “By introducing VSTEP’s next generation NAUTIS simulator solutions for the maritime industry, we give professionals the chance to train very realistically and at an affordable price. The Ocean University is an important reference client and a highly regarded institute. It is very clear that VSTEP simulations have an unmatched price/features/performance ratio in the market and we expect a fast & continuing growth in China for their maritime simulator solutions. ”
World Maritime News Staff, February 27, 2012; Image: NAUTIS