Ocean Network Express upskills global workforce with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy’s distance learning


Lloyd’s Maritime Academy has announced that Ocean Network Express (ONE), a global container shipping company, has selected Lloyd’s Maritime Academy’s portfolio of distance learning courses for its workforce based in 23 countries within Europe and Africa.

Joost Brower, Head of Training & Development at Ocean Network Express comments: “Established in 2018, ONE was created from a merger of three Japanese liner companies, bringing together a really diverse group of people with different backgrounds and levels of shipping knowledge. As a business, we were looking for the best training solution in the market to upskill them. With 11,000 employees spread out across the globe, distance learning proved to be the most cost-efficient and scalable option, with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy offering the most comprehensive, high quality, certified and flexible online learning portfolio.”

ONE’s approach to upskilling staff involved a bottom-up, consultative process, where leaders from each country recommended which course(s) from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy’s broad portfolio of online training would benefit individual employees, with the main focus being on online certificates related to container shipping.

Mr Brower continued: “People are our most important asset and we want to keep investing in them to ensure we have the latest knowledge in-house. Equally, we want to provide them with the time and the resources needed to support their life-long learning, regardless of what stage of their career they’re at. Lloyd’s Maritime Academy has proved to be a strong partner in helping us deliver on this commitment.”

“We’re excited to see a major new global container shipping company like Ocean Network Express benefitting from our world-class training programmes. Designed to meet the needs of a geographically dispersed workforce, our online courses combine the flexibility of distance learning with the support of leading industry experts, and an opportunity to network with peers via online forums,” commented Ted Bailey, Head of Digital Learning at Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.