17th December 2021, New York – Digital learning and human capital management software provider Mintra and Future Care, An International SOS Company, have strengthened their support to the maritime industry by forming a strategic partnership. The partners will enhance services for clients, working together to identify areas for innovation and further collaboration.
While Mintra has expertise in the sector as a provider of safety-critical eLearning and crew management software, Future Care provides a range of shoreside and onboard medical services, including telemedical support to thousands of vessels that operate without an onboard physician.
Both companies have a similar philosophy and values and believe in promoting safer shipping through their combined global networks.
Jorunn Eldøy, team lead maritime at Mintra, said there were many opportunities for cross-collaboration, with the safety of people while they are at work being at the heart of both operations.
She added: “Mintra provides training in the technical and soft skills that are so important in keeping seafarers safe, competent and compliant. Future Care’s health services, both at sea and shoreside, ensure seafarers receive a treatment plan and high-quality care in the event of injury or illness.
“We are a strong advocate of the partnership approach. Mintra truly believes that co-operation and working with others who share commonalities, values and goals helps to deliver the best possible solutions for our clients.”
Future Care has over 20 years of medical management and cost containment expertise within the maritime sector. It is operated by International SOS, which has a very long-standing association with Mintra.
The company provides a range of services, including 24/7 response, medical advice to the ship’s captain or medical officer, shoreside assistance from by a network of over 91,000 approved and audited medical providers, treatment plans to help seafarers return to health and duty, as well as cost containment services.
Christina DeSimone, CEO and Founder of Future Care, added: “Our two businesses are essential in keeping seafarers safe and helping shipping companies fulfil their Duty of Care requirements. We are thrilled to work with Mintra and look forward to identifying new ways to advance safe shipping together.”
Earlier this year, Mintra extended its maritime-specific eLearning library and upgraded its Trainingportal. A platform built specifically for the challenges of remote locations such as ships with limited or no internet connectivity.
For further information contact:
Senior Marketing Executive, Future Care
+44 (0)7587 627 811
+44 1224 651340
About Future Care
Future Care is an international medical management, cost containment, and telemedical service provider exclusively to the maritime industry, serving shipowners and P&I Clubs in fulfilling the medical needs of seafarers, aboard ship and on land.
The Company was founded in 1998 by CEO and President Christina DeSimone, who brought her unique brand of medical case management for land-based employees directly to shipowners and ship managers, to better manage the medical care of their crews. Future Care has since continued to grow rapidly and fills a need in the maritime community for expert management of seafarers’ medical treatment and services around the globe.
Find out more at https://futurecareinc.com/
Mintra is a leading provider of digital learning and human capital management systems for safety-critical industries worldwide. Mintra develops and deploys software solutions that enable its clients to develop and deploy their people, readily demonstrate compliance and maximise operational efficiency.
From its headquarters in Bergen and offices in Oslo, Stavanger, Aberdeen, Cyprus, India and Singapore, Mintra serves the training, HR, payroll and workforce management needs of organisations operating in the maritime and energy sectors.
Trainingportal – a learning and competency management system – provides an online portfolio of over 2,300 courses to 1.5 million workers, while OCS HR crew management system supports the operations of more than 1,800 vessels worldwide. For further information, please visit www.mintra.com