The MPI Group is a publishing, training and marketing company that has been involved in the marine industry since 1981.
The MPI Group was originally formed to publish the well respected ship repair, maintenance and conversion magazine Drydock, which it still does to this day. Since those early days The MPI Group has produced a number of publications and delivered many training courses. This has given the group an impressive list of contacts and a detailed knowledge of the industry.
Corrodere Academy is the most advanced and innovative method of education and training for the surface treatment and coatings industry.
PCE International is a quarterly publication that continues to unite the International protective and marine coatings markets.
Fitz’s Atlas is the No.1 Resource for Coating Specialists, Inspectors and Surveyors Worldwide, serving as an invaluable companion for those working in the Coatings Industry.
Maritime Training Academy is an international leader in supplying distance-learning diplomas, with courses written and directed by experts in their field.
If you are involved in ship repair and maintenance afloat or in drydock you cannot afford to be without Drydock Magazine.
Satzuma Creative is a web & print design studio based in Peel House, Farnham. We work with many high profile clients and provide good quality design both quickly and affordably.
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Meet The MPI Group Team
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Publishing – Drydock & PCE International Magazines
Corrodere – Education and Training
Maritime Training Academy – Education and Training
Satzuma Creative – Design for Web & Print
Creating a bespoke coating training course for...
by HypedAccess-Corrodere on July 20, 2020 at 11:49 am
The City of Edinburgh Council needed a bespoke coating inspector’s course because they did not want their team off-site for five full days to complete a course. They also did not want to have to pay for the team’s travel and accommodation at the nearest training centre in Aberdeen. To organise the bespoke course, Meena... Read More The post Creating a bespoke coating training course […]
A brief Introduction to the Corrosion Management...
by corrodere on July 3, 2020 at 10:09 am
Corrosion Management (CM) is a rather new concept and process whose international advent could be traced back to th publication of the UK Energy Institute’s book on the subject in May 2008 and the NACE International’s first CM book in 2012. Read more about the subject on page 16 here The post A brief Introduction to the Corrosion Management and its application benefits – […]
Looking at New Innovative Ways of Delivering...
by corrodere on April 30, 2020 at 3:01 pm
Coronavirus has made us look at not only how we can deliver training but also how we examine the outcomes of the training delivered. We at the Corrodere Academy are looking at new innovative ways of delivering the best possible training experiences. As we entered a new decade I’ve had time to reflect on the... Read More The post Looking at New Innovative Ways of Delivering Training […]
NHSS19A TMS and Water Jetting
by corrodere on April 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm
We are pleased to announce that the SSPC Train the painter Thermal Metal Spraying and Water Jetting have now been included in the Highways England NHSS19A document. The two modules are mandatory for any applicators undertaking either discipline as a part of a Highways England or Transport Scotland project from January 2020. For further information... Read More The post NHSS19A TMS and Water […]
In Conversation with Course Director Jonathan...
by studio on February 27, 2020 at 4:16 pm
Since joining Burgess Yacht Brokers at the age of 23, Jonathan Beckett has become one of the most successful and experienced yacht brokers in the industry, having orchestrated the sale of many of the world’s most famous yachts. From 1981 to 1983, he worked in Monaco with the company’s founder Nigel Burgess, before moving to The post In Conversation with Course Director Jonathan […]
Q&A with Course Director Toby Maclaurin
by studio on November 4, 2019 at 9:35 am
As an enthusiastic yachtsman, Toby Maclaurin has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He has also completed two Atlantic crossings in small yachts. Toby has served on the council of ABYA (Association of British Yacht Agents) and was elected to the MYBA (The Worldwide Yachting Association) governing board in 2008, before completing The post Q&A with Course […]
Giving students the freedom to further their...
by studio on July 1, 2019 at 11:12 am
Giving students the freedom to further their career goals The Maritime Training Academy is an international leader in supplying distance learning diplomas, and we help thousands of students from all around the world to enhance their knowledge and further their careers. We spoke to Lina Velickaite, an experienced Chief Stewardess with a demonstrated history The post Giving students the […]
In Conversation with Course Author Captain Hugh...
by studio on February 13, 2019 at 11:13 am
When it comes to enhancing your maritime career development, you can’t beat practical insider knowledge and years of experience. This is why our courses are designed and written by experts who have all done their time in the industry and who know the ins and outs of it – enabling them to offer current and The post In Conversation with Course Author Captain Hugh McQuaid appeared first […]
by Drydock Magazine on August 13, 2020 at 12:28 pm
Besiktas Shipyard was established in 2007 in Yalova, Turkey. It boasts three graving and floating docks, the largest of which is 382m, and covers an area of 200,000 sqm. The yard can accommodate 15 ships at the same time including Suezmax tankers, Capesize bulk carriers, Q-Max LNG tankers and containerships of up to 15,000 TEU [...] The post Great Expectations appeared first on Drydock Magazine.
A Coatings Industry First!
by Drydock Magazine on August 10, 2020 at 7:46 am
NEW! Online Coating Surveys course accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Lloyd’s Register Corrodere Academy are pleased to present the first training of its kind anywhere in the world: Coating Surveys course accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, approved by them for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and Lloyd’s Register. The online course [...] The post A […]
Waiting for Armageddon
by Drydock Magazine on August 3, 2020 at 1:43 pm
Harland & Wolff has a new owner who plans to challenge the traditional drydock model and offer something a bit different. John Wood, Group Chief Executive Officer for H&W, has enjoyed a distinguished career within the oil and gas sector, holding senior posts with BAE Systems, and was more recently the Global Head of Oil [...] The post Waiting for Armageddon appeared first on Drydock […]
CSSC Marine Service completes first WinGD X-DF...
by Drydock Magazine on July 23, 2020 at 12:40 pm
CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), the worldwide equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has completed the first ever major overhaul on two WinGD X-DF engines in only nine days. The twin 6X62DF engines overhauled by CMS belong to the first ever X-DF powered vessel in operation, 2017-built 180,000-cbm LNG tanker, SK Audace [...] The post CSSC Marine Service completes first […]
by PCE International on September 17, 2020 at 5:53 pm
2020 has been an unprecedented year for businesses large and small, and Manchester based HMG Paints have utilised their agile structure to speed up and implement part of their digital transformation strategy within the COVID lockdown months. The goal for the transformation projects was to improve engagement and service levels to customers during an uncertain [...] The post Lockdown transformers […]
Navigating the COVID-19 crisis
by PCE International on September 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm
Cortec Corporation, USA based global anticorrosion technology manufacturer, together with its European daughter company, EcoCortec based in Croatia, has been navigating the COVID-19 crisis pretty successfully so far. Ana Juraga, Public Relations at Cortec, explains; “During this pandemic we are learning quickly how to alter our services to the specific market needs and adapt as [...] The […]
COVID-19 and a more digital coatings industry
by PCE International on September 17, 2020 at 5:51 pm
As you know, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on how businesses work around the world, not least the role digital solutions play in daily business life. With countries under lockdown and social distancing policies in place, organisations have been forced to find new ways of working. Remote offices, virtual meetings and online sales and [...] The post COVID-19 and a more digital coatings industry […]
The world has changed
by PCE International on September 17, 2020 at 5:50 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world. Less than half a year ago, much of the world was in a state of shock. Public life came close to a complete stop in many countries. The coronavirus struck the economy without warning, and with devastating impact. The costs are expected to surpass anything ever before seen [...] The post The world has changed appeared first on PCE International.