Brief History

1976 – The Merchant Marine Training Centre (CCEMMP) is established as a public institution, following Orders nos. 1096 and 1058 of the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, in an attempt to meet the vocational education and training requirements of merchant marine personnel.

1983 – Following Order number 491, the Centre changes its name to CIPLMC, incorporating the Galati unit – River Personnel Training Centre as affiliate.

1990 – The Centre incorporates the Merchant Marine Vocational Education Centre.

1992 – The Centre becomes CPPMC – Training Centre for Merchant Marine and Harbour Personnel.

2003 – Following the Government Ordinance 33/2003 and Government Decision 449/2003 the Centre merges with Galati River Training Centre, formerly set up as public institution by the Order no. 1033/1990 and becomes CERONAV extending its activity to training of river personnel.

CERONAV currently organizes about 2,000 training, specialization and qualification classes in 80 different specialties, for approximately 32,000 trainees per year.

Over 90% of our graduates are employed by international shipping companies certifying the high level of training provided by CERONAV by highest applicable international standards. Trainees acquire practical skills in a lab located by Siutghiol Lake, where they have access to late-generation simulators for navigation, communications, naval equipments and tanker cargo handling equipments.

The high training standards are supported by CERONAV’s affiliation to following international professional organisations and associations:

CERONAV is a member of the following prestigious organizations and associations:

CERONAV is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

In the last 20 years, CERONAV has implemented, as coordinator or project partner, the following projects co-financed by the European Union:

  • Erasmus+ Programme: 1 System 4 IWT learning: upskilling pathways
  • Erasmus+ Programme: Mobility project in the field of “Vocational Education and Training – VET” – 2022
  • Erasmus+ Programme: Erasmus Accreditation for Erasmus+ mobilities in the field of “Vocational Education and Training – VET”
  • Erasmus+ Programme: DERIN – Digital Education Readiness in Maritime and Inland Navigation
  • Erasmus+ Programme: COMPETING – Competence Based Education and Training for Inland Navigation
  • Erasmus+ Programme: RELAR – REmote Learning and examination based on AR
  • Danube Transnational Programme: GRENDEL – Green and Efficient Danube Fleet
  • Danube Transnational Programme: Innovative SKILLS – Efficient and sustainable Danube navigation based on forward looking competencies
  • Danube Transnational Programme: Danube SKILLS – Increased institutional capacity in Danube navigation by boosting joint transnational competences and skills in education and public development services
  • Danube Transnational Programme: GREEN DANUBE – Integrated transnational policies and practical solutions for an environmentally-friendly IWT system in the Danube region
  • Erasmus+ Programme:  IWTCOMP – Competency Based Inland Waterway Transport Education & Training
  • SEE: HINT – Harmonized Education through Education and Information Technology
  • Leonardo da Vinci: TTIET – Train the Trainer course material for Inland Navigation Education and Training
  • FP7: PLATINA II – Platform for the Implementation of NAIADES
  • TEN-T: LNG Masterplan Rhine – Main – Danube
  • SEE: NELI – Cooperation network for logistics and nautical education focusing on Inland Waterway Transport in the Danube corridor supported by innovative solutions
  • FP7: PLATINA – Platform for the Implementation of NAIADES
  • Marco Polo II: EWITA – European Web Platforms and Training Concepts for Intermodal Inland Waterway Transport (follow-up of eWIT Project)
  • Leonardo da Vinci 2008: MarEng Plus – Maritime English Learning Tool (follow-up of MarEng Project)
  • POR 2007-2013 Venice Region: Il lavoro nel porto sicuro
  • PHARE 2005: Safety in intermodal transport through continuous professional training
  • PHARE 2005: CAPRICO – Quality and productivity through continuous training
  • PHARE 2002: Implementation of a training and management system for the inland water transport sector
  • FSE: PORTFORM – Increasing the adaptability, mobility and retaining on the labour market of port workers through continuous professional training

Last modified date: 5 September 2023