Miami, Rotterdam, October 14, 2021 – CMI Ship Management announces the establishment of the CMI Crew Training Academy in partnership with Simwave’ Maritime Centres of Excellence. Jim Barreiro de Leon, President & CEO at CMI and Marcel Kind, CEO & Founder of Simwave have worked on the creation of a bespoke, turn-key solution for CMI’s crew training needs. “We used this non-operational period to focus on many initiatives, rethinking our overall human resources strategy and in particular our training needs”, Barreiro de Leon, states.

He continues: “It became evident that providing ongoing training, particularly during these unprecedented times, is essential to ensure our valued colleagues onboard remained engaged and employed within our managed fleet”.

“Simwave is a strategic maritime training partner for a quality management company such as CMI Ship Management”, Kind declared. He explains: “CMI is unique and specialized in its field, it made perfect sense to team up with a partner who can custom-build specific training needs to meet its varied services to different clientele, and we are best-positioned to do this. Through our Learning Management System & Competency Management System we build a bespoke specialized hybrid training program for all levels in CMI”.

Both Barreiro de Leon and Kind agree that establishing and developing this partnership allows CMI to grow to meet the increased demand for quality crew for its fleet.

About CMI

CMI provides a one-stop management solution for passenger vessels offering full technical management services for deck, engine, and hotel maintenance. With expertise in Compliance, Port & Itinerary Planning, Crewing, Procurement, Asset Management, Insurance Placement, Claims Management, Finance and Drydocking & Project Management, CMI embraces the client’s business with a personalized approach to ship management and a customer service level parallel to none. Contact: Jim Barreiro de Leon,