OOCL Renews Fleet-wide Videotel On Demand (VOD) Maritime Training Contract


videotel logoVideotelproducer and distributor of training videos, 3D animation, and e-Learning courses to the maritime market and part of KVH Industries, has renewed its contract with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) to supply the full Videotel On Demand (VOD) and software solutions service.

VOD delivers high-quality, award-winning training materials, available as an onboard and online e-Learning library, with accompanying recording and reporting software, making it easy for crew members to select specific training courses to learn new skills and develop their careers.

“We take the safety of our people very seriously indeed and with the VOD service each seafarer’s training programmes can be monitored to ensure we have competent crew onboard, minimising the risk of incidents,” said Den Fok, fleet personnel manager of OOCL.

“We view training as a crucial investment to help with crew retention and encourage career advancement.”

OOCL will take delivery of an additional six 21,000 TEU new builds in the second half of 2017, making it one of the largest global container transportation, logistics, and terminal companies.

The entire OOCL fleet, including the aforementioned new builds, will be supplied with Videotel’s VOD G2 units, which utilise cloud-based technology and provide access to a comprehensive training library of more than 950 titles.

“We are delighted OOCL has agreed to renew its contract with Videotel for a further four-year period. This shows the value of the VOD service to companies like OOCL, which takes its training responsibilities seriously,” said Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel.

Videotel’s maritime training programmes are a vital aspect of the overall integrated maritime solution offered by KVH, which is addressing the operational optimisation needs of the maritime industry in a unique way. KVH’s solution includes the mini-VSAT BroadbandSM satellite network, which provides broadband connectivity to thousands of vessels worldwide; the TracPhone® V-IP line of advanced satellite communications antenna systems; the IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service, which utilises multicasting technology to deliver news, entertainment, and operations content without using vessels’ monthly airtime data allotments; and the KVH OneCareTM comprehensive global support programme. Taken together, the company refers to the complete solution under the Power of OneTM banner. Videotel’s Basic Training Package of 20 essential maritime training programmes is already available via the IP-MobileCast content delivery service, and additional Videotel training programs will be added in the future.