Internationally-accredited maritime training

Your best guarantee for well-operated vessels: the Ahlers training courses for maritime crew members.

Maritime Services

Here at Ahlers we carry out a wide range of training courses for maritime crew members. With our subsidiary Bureau International Maritime (BIM) we teach the modern skills, techniques and knowledge they need to thrive, on sea or land.

Our internationally-accredited certification covers seafarers, port operators, inland navigation specialists and relevant offshore personnel. Here’s why Ahlers is the ideal choice to train your crew:

We put our maritime history to work

Ahlers has over 100 years of experience in owning and operating ships, delivering complex maritime logistics projects and educating the next generation of on- and off-shore personnel. We have operated across many industries including oil and gas, consumer goods, chemicals and oversized machinery transshipment.

Our specialist staff deliver maritime services on challenging projects in these areas day in, day out. They apply all their expertise to the training programs we create and deliver, whilst staying on top of trends and issues in today's industry. 

We offer the full training spectrum

Over 6000 maritime personnel are trained by Ahlers and BIM every year. We operate training centers in four different countries and often carry out on-demand training for clients at their own facilities.

Tuition programs are available at all levels, from the most basic seafarers to specialized crewmembers. Our maritime training courses cover on-board safety and security, specialist operations and responsibilities, coordination and support roles.

Our services include guidance on STCW requirements and the follow-up of trainees throughout their careers to ensure that successful certification is achieved by obtaining internationally recognized CoP (Certificate of Proficiency) and CoC (Certificate of Competence).

We teach at advanced training centers on three continents

We operate maritime training centers in:

  • Antwerp – Belgium
  • Paris, Pau and Saint Mandrier – France
  • Pointe-Noire, including our Floating Training Unit (FTU) – Congo
  • Luanda – Angola (in progress)

Our FTU in Pointe-Noire offers high quality practical training to support the on-shore center. The facility features the latest maritime equipment for hands-on experience with:

  • A helideck with helicopter training area
  • Safety and firefighting equipment
  • A wide range of survival crafts such as life rafts, life boats, a fast rescue boat and a free fall life boat
  • An on-site swimming pool with training helicopter for helicopter crash simulation

Our courses feature international accreditation and up-to-date certification

Ahlers and BIM training is certified and compliant with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001 requirements through Bureau Veritas, and in line with the guidelines issued by the leading authorities, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), such as:

  • ISPS and ISM Codes, SOLAS Convention
  • STCW Code including 2010 Manila Amendments
  • IMO Resolution A.1079
  • MLC 2006

In addition, we are accredited by significant flag states: the Belgian Maritime Inspectorate (BMI), Marshall Islands, Vanuatu and Liberia. Furthermore, our certificates are accepted for endorsement by leading white flags such as Panama and The Bahamas.

We have the resources to provide expertly-led training courses that focus on the practical skills that seafarers and support staff need to work effectively with today’s vessels.

Contact us today to see what we can do for you.



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