Videotel training film created for ExxonMobil Marine wins media award


VIdeotel_ExxonMobil_image2Videotel, the international provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, has received a highly-acclaimed Golden Reel Award from the Media Communications Association-International in recognition of a training video that Videotel created for ExxonMobil Marine.

The recognition supports Videotel’s role as a major provider of high-quality training films to some of the world’s largest blue chip companies, with an ability to present highly technical material in a compelling manner. Called “Cold Corrosion Insights,” the video was produced for ExxonMobil Marine and explores the harmful effects of acid corrosion in ships’ engines, which can reduce the lifespan of an engine by up to 90% in some cases.

The MCA-I Media Festival, held annually, celebrates excellence in media communications; each film is judged by a panel of media communications professionals.

Iain White, Marketing Manager at ExxonMobil Marine, welcomed the award as recognition of the quality of the training video: “As technology develops and market demands change, ship owners, managers and charterers need to drive home the need for quality ships. A quality ship is as much about how it is managed as well as how its shipboard staff is trained. Prevention is always better than cure and training your crew to spot and rectify such important technical issues is crucial if ships are to avoid unnecessary and costly downtime.”

Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, said it was essential that training solutions produced on a bespoke basis for its clients reflect not only the training demands being placed on the industry by international and regional regulators but also an understanding of the specific needs of the individual clients.

“Working alongside a market leader such as ExxonMobil Marine demonstrated the extent to which they are determined to operate to a high level. They are not only interested in producing a market-leading product, but they are also vigilant in making sure that their customers understand how to use it and how to get the most out of it.”

Mr Cleave added: “Videotel is delighted to have won this very prestigious award. Producing bespoke materials for our clients is a growing area for Videotel and winning this award is a tremendous endorsement for both the Videotel and ExxonMobil Marine teams that helped produce this very informative video.”

Videotel has issued more than 20,000 formal certificates for its range of courses and has a combination of more than 250 approvals, recognitions, and accreditations for its courses/CBTs issued by various flag state administrations, classification societies, and maritime professional bodies.