February 14, 2022
AASTS successfully participated in the Arab Forum for Digital Economy 2022.
February 2, 2022
The Arab Academy for Science,Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) has concluded a distinguished participation in the Breakbu
January 31, 2022
Study has today started in the Spring semester of the academic year 2021/2022 at the AASTS.
April 16, 2022
Planning is getting underway to develop a hydrogen terminal at the Port of Rotterdam that can be a central import location for ammonia as a hydrogen carrier as well as the distribution for the alternative fuel. The project is being developed by bulk terminal operator HES International, Vopak which operates tank farms including ammonia terminals, and Dutch energy network operator Gasunie with a goal of beginning operations by 2026.
April 17, 2022
Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding is the latest in a series of shipbuilders and design groups to complete conceptual designs for a vessel to capture a portion of the emerging markets for new forms of gas transport. The Japanese shipbuilder reports that it has a concept to combine two of the potentially most lucrative emerging specialized markets in the near future for the transport of ammonia and liquified CO2.
April 18, 2022
The government of the Netherlands is making a significant investment to accelerate the decarbonization of inland shipping. The Ministries of Economic Affairs & Climate Change and Finance are committing $55 million for a rechargeable battery system launched last year for inland shipping in the Netherlands. The goal is to support the development to reach critical mass within the shipping industry.
The Maritime industry is always described as male-dominated, however, my perception of this has changed since I joined AASTS. Male and female students are considered as equals and are provided with the similar opportunities and challenges. The faculty at the academy has instilled a sense of confidence in me and today I am of the opinion that if you believe in yourself and are determined everything is achievable, irrespective of your gender.
I enrolled for the Maritime Transport Technology major that has two disciplines — port operations and offshore operations. After starting my courses at AASTS, I am elated with this decision of mine. When you’re at the Academy your gender doesn’t matter. I know for sure that a world full of opportunities awaits me once I graduate from college.
AASTS is preparing me to graduate in more ways than one. As I continue my studies, I constantly come across methods and concepts that help me attain in-depth information about the industry. Academics aren’t the only stronghold at AASTS, the academy focuses on the all-round development of all students. I, personally, have learned about several organizational values like teamwork, leadership, accepting challenges head-on, and many more.
Every profession has its own challenges and the maritime industry is no different. Despite this, I signed up for the Marine Engineering Technology major because I always dreamt of being a part of the maritime industry. I am grateful to AASTS as everyone at the academy, right from the faculty to my classmates have been encouraging and extremely supportive of women. My experience has not only taught me about the industry, but I have also learned several life lessons.
As a student at AASTS, every day is a learning day. The insights I have received are invaluable. I would definitely advise to enroll at the academy as it qualifies us for a promising career in the industry after graduation. The academy is a distinctive place for education and also provides networking opportunities. If you want a challenging college experience, AASTS is the right college for you.
Attending AASTS is one of the best decisions I have made. The academy provides a structured lifestyle, where you learn about discipline and leadership skills, while preparing for your career in the maritime industry. I know that eventually the hard work that I am putting in and the efforts of the faculty will pay off. I am thrilled to be studying at such a prestigious institute that boasts of reputable alumni.