Thursday, October 19, 2023

London, United Kingdom – The World Maritime Academy (WMA) and the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA), a preeminent trade association representing the global ship supply industry, are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration aimed at delivering top-tier online training to the worldwide ship supply and procurement sectors.

The maritime industry is about to witness a paradigm shift in education and training, as WMA and ISSA join forces to provide an unmatched learning experience that leverages the expertise of ISSA and the educational capabilities of WMA. This partnership promises to raise the bar for ship supply and procurement training, benefiting both ISSA members and those outside the association.

WMA, renowned for its commitment to maritime education and training, is proud to unite with ISSA to enhance the proficiency of ship supply and procurement professionals globally. By tapping into the collective experience and knowledge of ship supply experts from both organizations, this collaboration aims to revolutionize the industry, ensuring that individuals and organizations can access the best-in-class training to excel in the maritime sector.

The International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA) itself boasts a rich history, having been established in 1955 and celebrating its Diamond Jubilee in 2015. With nearly 1,500 ship suppliers represented across the globe, ISSA is an influential and invaluable entity in the maritime world. ISSA’s 40 national associations of ship suppliers as full members and associate members in 51 countries where no national association exists reflect its extensive global reach.

Moreover, ISSA has achieved the prestigious status of a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with both the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). This recognition underlines ISSA’s contributions to sustainable and efficient maritime trade and commerce.

ISSA’s dedication to quality extends to its Secretariat, which is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard, ensuring that its services adhere to the highest standards of excellence.

This collaboration between WMA and ISSA heralds a new era of professional development and education within the maritime industry. As the global maritime community faces evolving challenges and opportunities, the synergy between these two industry leaders is set to empower ship supply and procurement professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a dynamic environment.

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About World Maritime Academy (WMA): The World Maritime Academy (WMA) is a recognized institution committed to providing high-quality maritime education and training. With a focus on excellence, WMA equips individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the ever-evolving maritime industry.

About International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA): The International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA) is a global trade association representing ship suppliers and service providers. Established in 1955, ISSA is at the forefront of promoting professionalism, quality, and sustainability in the ship supply industry.

Ship Supply & Procurement Courses

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Join us on a journey to elevate global ship supply training. WMA’s dedication to maritime education meets ISSA’s industry expertise to create top-tier online courses for ship supply and procurement professionals.

Whether you’re an ISSA member or not, these courses are designed to empower you with unparalleled knowledge and skills in the maritime sector