National Nautical Traffic Service Training

NNVO is the key training centre for the nautical sector. We train vessel traffic managers, but also operating shore and fleet personnel of locks and bridges. We thereby focus on quality, development and innovation and in doing so, NNVO contributes significantly to sound and safe port and fairway management in the Netherlands.

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Personal resilience

Are you a nautical employee who wants to learn to better deal with conflict situations and aggressiveness? Then follow our personal resilience course. During two classroom days and one day of self-study you will learn what you can do to prevent aggressive behaviour, to protect yourself and to alert if the situation gets out of hand.

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NNVO and coronavirus

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on our educational institution is significant. NNVO is fully committed to protecting everybody’s health and in this way wants to contribute to reducing the number of corona infections. NNVO has therefore taken several precautions, following the guidelines of the government and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

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Terugblik op een geslaagde inspiratiemiddag

NNVO kijkt terug op een succesvolle inspiratiemiddag op woensdag 18 mei in het havengebouw van Port of Amsterdam. Drie boeiende sprekers brachten uitdagende perspectieven van buiten de nautische sector.

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Drie vragen aan cursist Larissa van Appelen-Nijmeijer

Larissa van Appelen-Nijmeijer (24) wist al op jonge leeftijd dat ze later in de scheepvaart zou gaan werken. Onlangs volgde ze de basisopleiding tot VTS-operator en mocht ze op 16 mei haar diploma in ontvangst nemen. Hoe kijkt zij terug op haar opleiding bij NNVO en wat verwachtte ze van haar nieuwe baan?

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Geslaagde cursisten nemen VTS-diploma in ontvangst

NNVO feliciteert de geslaagde cursisten van de Initial Training 19. Alle zestien cursisten hebben succesvol hun basisopleiding voor VTS-operator afgerond. Op maandag 16 mei mochten zij hun diploma in ontvangst nemen in Hotel ARA in Zwijndrecht.

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