(GOTHENBURG, Sweden) — The maritime industry has taken a further step into online and blended training with the appointment of Andrea Lodolo as the new CEO of Seably, a marketplace for maritime training. The online platform has already reached more than 20,000 maritime professionals. Andrea Lodolo replaces Tomas Lindberg, who steps up to become Seably’s new president.
Seably is a training marketplace – created by seafarers for seafarers – that offers online courses in the maritime industry, accessible 24/7 globally. The launch of Seably was a significant step forward in digitalizing maritime training and Lodolo sees this as the new template for training in the maritime sector.
“The global pandemic has shown the shipping sector that remote operations are the way forward. Seably is the first maritime digital marketplace that brings together content and teaching skills from seafarers, educationalists, industry specialists, insurers, surveyors and a whole range of other related service providers. We offer anyone associated in the maritime sector the opportunity to learn at their own pace and with easy access, via a laptop, tablet or even a smartphone,” he said.
Seably is owned by the Swedish Shipping Association. With Lodolo at its helm, projects are underway that will deliver much more in the form of blended learning.
“The real strength of Seably is that we are adding new content every week. We are allowing companies to better manage their crew training with smarter tools and ongoing access to an open platform for all of their needs. This has been very favorably welcomed by the industry. Being online 24/7 means there is no delay in pushing out the latest information that will benefit anyone working on land or at sea in what is a vital sector of global business,” he said.
Lindberg has even higher hopes for Seably, a platform designed with the seafarer in mind which started its development in 2017 and launched in 2020. “I am not surprised Seably has grown so quickly. This is the perfect time for us to expand our services and help shipping companies and seafarers gain easier access to their training. It is also very timely to have Andrea join Seably as our new CEO, with his knowledge, network and business experience,” he said.