Maritime Centre of Excellence

Comprehensive Training & assessment partner for the Maritime Universe

online courses



Centre of Excellence


Applied Research


Career Management


60 simulators in Rotterdam

You have probably visited a number of maritime training centres around the world, but we challenge you to find a training centre rivalling ours! Phrases like state-of-the-art and cutting edge come to mind, but what we are proudest of is the atmosphere that promotes and fosters learning and debate.

Worldwide training

With crew members from all over the world, we provide shipping companies across the globe with training and assessment of the highest standard, including course set-up, experts, specific sailing environments and ship models in our simulator. This way, we ensure and uphold quality worldwide.
With the help of our unique career management system and accredited partners across all continents, certification and assessments are overseen by our Centre of Excellence in The Netherlands.


Assessments provide valuable insight into the competency or knowledge of a team or specific crew member. Our certified assessments developed with industry leaders and experts consist of competency assessments for bridge, engine room and cargo operations as well as online knowledge assessments.
These assessments can be used for new hires, promotions or regular competency checks. All assessments are available in our career management system and indicate the development of a team or specific crew member over time. Companies can manage competencies, develop specific learning programmes to increase them and identify employees with potential.
Access the data required to analyse your needs, complete with personal development plans, training insights and appraisel system.

Training solutions

Our bespoke and accredited training solutions are one-of-a-kind. Our training portfolio ranges from upper-level managerial training to highly technical training to safety training online or on board.

In cooperation with our clients, we develop training matrixes, define learning goals and use the appropriate tools to reach learning objectives in the most efficient and effective way.

Career Management System

Our career management platform provides a full-cycle workflow from enhanced e-learning courses to competency assessments to appraisals, all following employee personal development plans coherently in a single platform. It is also the place where company newsletters and bulletins reside for a singular experience. The flexible reports present management with a clear picture of the talent pool.

We had a vision and Simwave realized it by implementing the tools and support required. They have a team of professionals and strive for excellence to serve their clients.


Esther Reijngoud‑Pattenier​​​​

Vroon B.V.

Simwave was the answer to an urgent last minute issue that we had. Through a very close and swift dialog, we managed to resolve the issue in the most efficient way possible. This was the opener for further dialog and cooperation. The existing trainings, in combination with the intuitive interface, come in very useful. The additional possibility of developing individual trainings is a further benefit we are now exploring. We strongly believe that the cooperation is of great value for our crew and our strive of developing an ever safer and more conscious working environment.

Philipp J. Boerger

Martracon Deutschland Ltd.


Our Values


Highly specialised and multi-disciplinary resource centre for the maritime industry.


Continuously improving services and methods.


Capacity to both anticipate and respond to customer needs and requirements in a timely manner.


Independent service provider with no financial interest in vessels, cargo or specific equipment aboard ships.


Rotterdam is one of the largest maritime hubs in the world. Whether you are based in Europe or just passing through, drop us a line and stop by. We are more than happy to provide you with a tour of our facilities and discuss your training requirements – you will not be disappointed.

+31 (0)10 310 76 00

Pesetastraat 7 — 9, 2991XT Barendrecht, The Netherlands