Can you describe briefly what Seagull Maritime do?
We help shipping companies with solutions for recruitment, training and career development for their employees ashore and onboard vessels.
How does your product work? or What type of services do you offer?
We offer an in-house developed learning management platform which can be configured to each company needs and requirements. Some of our clients use the whole range of solutions where we implement everything from tools for recruitment, a vast library of training titles and a career development system specific for each vessel type. But we also have clients who just use parts of our system, as they might only need a strong tool for recruiting seafarers or quality content for e-learning and onboard training.
What do you want to change?
Our goal is to make “Safety Through Knowledge.” By constantly making relevant titles for the marine industry, updating content and making software solutions that assist both the crew and the management team in developing seafarers and have up to date information on progress of their fleet.
Why did you choose edtech?
Being a leader in maritime training worldwide, it is important for us to understand the core market we operate in, but also to engage in the tech cluster around where we are based in Norway. We hope we can get useful insights for the future market and understand how other companies in the tech market around us is working.
What do you see are the biggest challenges in this market?
Maritime is a volatile market, and today cost is always an issue. We need to convey the message that our solutions is not only extremely effective, but also helps reduce both operational cost and cost related to accidents, port arrest and much more. Also making quality content that can be used onboard a vessel in an offline environment but with the same user experience as if you were online is something we always strive towards.
What is your next big steps or ambitions?
We are committed to creating professional and innovative solutions. We want to be at the forefront, and deliver content that actually help our customers with professional development of their employees.
In what way has being a member of Oslo Edtech Cluster made a difference for you?
Being part of a Tech Cluster can be a door opener for sharing knowledge, exploring partnerships and seeing trends in the industry. We are still a young member in the cluster even though we are an established company in the maritime industry, so we hope to get useful insights that can help us improve and still be the leading provider of maritime training solutions for the future.
How many employees do you have?
Worldwide we are 144 employees, in the Horten office we are about 65 employees to date.
Which stage do you say your company is at? Growth? Well established?
We are a well-established company, and growth is our core focus.