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Tomas Lindberg

Handle fuel professionally on board LNG ships

hero_lng@2xThe use of LNG as a marine fuel is growing. LNG is potentially more hazardous than conventional marine fuels. However, when handled professionally, the risks can be mitigated and avoided, to the benefit of not only the fuel costs but also the vessel emission profile, and prolonged machinery service intervals. This course gives seafarers involved in the fuel handling onboard an introduction to the use of gases and other low-flashpoint fuels.

Read the product sheet or visit your Company settings page in your Shipgaz Training account to activate this course for your crew.

Tomas Lindberg

Learn to deal safely with hazards of Hot Work on board

hot_work_blogHot Work involves many hazards such as brazing, cutting, welding, grinding, soldering, or torching. Careful consideration is needed for safe planning and execution. Accidents connected to hot work are often very dramatic and can include explosion, fire, personal injury or even fatality. There are regulations and guidelines in place to help prevent such accidents. In this course we will assist you in the process of carrying out the hot work safe and efficient.

Title: Hot Work
Length: 7 chapters
Duration: 6 hours
Author: Johan Rindmyr
Price: €229

Visit your Company settings page in your Shipgaz Training account to activate this course for your crew. Or reply to this email if you want us to help you set it up. If your company has a need for maritime training that can’t be found in our library, just give us a call at +46 31–7121770 and we help you out.

Tomas Lindberg

Just swipe your card!


Today we launch a new integration with the credit card and billing service Stripe. It’s a secure system for credit card transactions that will improve and speed up our handling process. When you log in you will find a new meny section named ”Billling” and it will be available for employers and individuals.

  • For new and existing individuals this update means that the certificates will be automatically generated and sent to the user immediately after processing. No more waiting.
  • For existing employers, nothing will change without your approval. If you would like to start an easier handling of billing and be in full control of the certificates issued. Let us know and we will activate it for you.

As always, we will be available for support via chat and mail. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Tomas Lindberg

Want to talk Maritime Training?

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During Nor-Shipping you are most welcome to meet Shipgaz Training in the Swedish Pavilion and booth B04-30.

We can discuss Maritime Training made easy, accessible and affordable. If you are an existing user and have questions about the changes we have done lately or just would like us to tweak your account a little? Just pay a visit to our stand and we will try to help you and show you how we work with our system and the much appreciated support.

Give us some input on what courses you need and we will try to match your request. What would you like to see in the future Shipgaz Training platform? Tell us and we will add it to our new features list.

If you would like to book a meeting at Nor-Shipping, just send me a e-mail and I will set it up. If you can’t find our stand download the Nor-Shipping app or just give me a call @ +46 708 800 294

As always, we will be available for support via chat, mail, and phone (even during Nor-Shipping). Do not hesitate to contact us.

Tomas Lindberg

Enclosed Space Entry training is available

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The dangers in enclosed spaces are many. All risks needs to be assessed before entry and a permit has to be issued.

Our Enclosed Space Entry training  is based on the amendment to SOLAS regulation III/19, on emergency training and rescue drills connected to an enclosed space entry. SOLAS regulation III/19 requires crew members with enclosed-space entry or rescue responsibilities to participate in an enclosed space entry and rescue drill at least once every two months.

Enclosed Space Entry provides the knowledge to handle, lead and perform an enclosed space entry. Achievements are assessed by a final test.

Focus areas:
Training and general caution, Procedures and Arrangements for enclosed space entries, Atmosphere test, Control of entry, Enclosed space unsafe for entry, Pump-room entry precautions, Work in enclosed space, Respiratory protective equipment and Emergency procedures.

  • Title: Enclosed Space Entry
  • Length: 9 chapters
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Author: Johan Rindmyr
  • Price: € 229

We offer flag state approved maritime education to shipping companies and this course was requested from one of our customers, Tarbit Shipping. If your company has need for maritime training that can not be found in our library, just give us a call and we will discuss it.

Tomas Lindberg

Meet the new Shipgaz Training!

Maritime training just got easier, let us introduce you to our brand new landing page and furthermore the new registration process. Now you’ll find information about our available courses and prices much easier. And we have been working hard to enhance the administrator view and your user experience. We hope that you will enjoy our new functions. From now on you log in and sign up in the far right upper corner.

New features:

  • A nicer User Interface better optimized for small screens.
  • Ability to invite your crew to your company account by email
  • Ability to remove crew from your company account
  • Select or deselect courses for your entire crew
  • Change company details and billing info
  • Easier access to your personal details
  • Possibility to upload/change profile image
  • Possibility to change your passport/Seaman’s Book when expired
  • New rich formated HTML e-mails – notifications now in color!
  • Fixed security and permission issues
  • Better typography and more focus on the content
  • General bugfixes and speed optimizations

In the background we have change a lot of the technical stuff that will help us improve Shipgaz Training in the future. We hope that you like the new features and if you have any questions or comments please send them to training@shipgaz.com or have a chat with us.

Tomas Lindberg

Online vs Classroom training

There is a debate whether maritime training should be performed in classrooms only or if online training is a suficcient alternative.

Our view is that online training will never fully replace classroom teaching, in some cases you still need the productive classroom discussions to obtain a deeper understanding of the subject but in other cases e-learning can be a relevant stand-alone alternative. As faster connections and new technology comes along, the number of people choosing online training will increase.

Another aspect is the importance of setting, some people prefer classrooms and get better results in that setting, others perform and learn easier in a familiar environment such as at home by the kitchen table. The next generation of seafarers might prefer online training to a much greater extent because they grew up using computers in school, at home and on the go.

We belive that mixed learning will be the way of the future, with e-learning as preparation for discussion and exam in classroom. This way, the time spent in classroom can be minimised by preparing the students before they enter the classroom, thus giving them the theoretical knowledge required to get the most out of their education.

Tomas Lindberg

Greetings from Danish Maritime Fair 2014!

event_denmarkFor the first time ever, Denmark is hosting a large-scale maritime fair, when Bella Center in Copenhagen opens the doors to Danish Maritime Fair the 7 – 10 October 2014. We want to show the Danish maritime cluster the benefits of Shipgaz Training and will be available for meetings during the week.

If you are curious on our training platform or using our service today meet us in our stand and we will discuss your future needs, upcoming improvements, STCW legislation or just grab a cup of coffee together. So far we met Clipper group and Stena Weco for demo sessions and the week has just started. We have had interesting discussions about Security training for Seafarers with designated security duties with several shipping representatives and the week has just started. If you swing by, don´t forget to visit our upcoming partner Soft Team in their stand. We hope to see you soon!

Tomas Lindberg

You need to upload a digital copy of your seaman’s book or passport

Last night we upgraded Shipgaz Training to meet new demands from The Swedish Transport Agency and several other maritime administrations. For you as a user this means that you have to upload a valid ID documentation to confirm the authenticity of your account.

Next time you log in to Shipgaz Training you will get notified that you need to upload a digital copy of your seaman’s book or passport in order to receive certificates in the future. You can still perform training as usual, but there will be no certificates sent out until we verified your documentation. The process consists of four easy steps and only needs to be done once.

We will be available for support via chat, mail and phone.

Klas Ljungmark

We are approved by the Faroese Maritime Authority

On September 4, Shipgaz Training was approved by the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) as the first online maritime training provider. Today, we are very happy to announce that also the Faroese Maritime Authority has approved Shipgaz Training.

We have applications pending approval with several other flag states, Denmark, Norway, Malta, Holland, Greece, Bahamas, Bermuda, Panama and Liberia to mention a few. We will notify in due order as the approvals take effect. The courses Security Awareness training for all Seafarers and Security training for seafarers with designated security duties are also approved by the Faroese maritime administration.