GMC Maritime Training Center and AcademyGMC Maritime Training Center and Academy is the leading private maritime training center in Greece. It emphasizes on safety, excellence, and seamanship, and provides a holistic maritime training experience that prepares its trainees for a successful career at sea.

GMC Maritime Training Center, since its foundation in 2011, continuously provides modern maritime training solutions that meet the evolving needs of Greek and global shipping. A team of experienced instructors and shipping professionals staffs the center, all of whom bring years of hands-on experience to the classroom and are dedicated to delivering high-quality education and training.


In collaboration with the Finnish Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and the Finnish NOVIA University of Applied Sciences, GMC Maritime Training Center operates GMC Maritime Academy in Greece, which provides a complete educational experience for aspiring seafarers. GMC Maritime Academy combines classroom instruction, hands-on technical training and instruction in a maritime simulation environment, providing a comprehensive maritime learning cycle. International recognition has been given to its programs, as they are the only programs at the University Bachelor level in Greece leading to the award of a maritime diploma (Certificate of Competence – CoC). This offers the possibility to proceed to further postgraduate studies, including an exclusive MBA in Shipping that GMC Maritime Academy offers in collaboration with the internationally renowned Zurich Elite Business School.


GMC Maritime Training Center and AcademyGMC Maritime Training Center offers a wide range of maritime training courses, including mandatory (STCW) courses, basic and advanced courses for deck and engine seamen, management and leadership courses, technical workshops, as well as specialized training programs for specific sectors of the offshore industry. The center designs its training programs to meet the requirements of international shipping organizations such as OCIMF© and Rightship©, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.


GMC Maritime Training Center and AcademyGMC Maritime Training Center and Academy’s commitment to safety and excellence is reflected in its accreditation and authorization as a training center by many international maritime authorities such as Cyprus (Cyprus Maritime), Malta (Transport Malta), Finland (Traficom), the Marshall Islands, Panama and the Bahamas. In terms of quality, the American Bureau of Shipping Quality Evaluations (ABS QE) has evaluated and certified GMC Maritime Training Center as a Maritime Training Center and Academy.