New Leadership takes charge at Uniteam Marine Yangon and Uniteam Training

New Leadership takes charge at Uniteam Marine Yangon and Uniteam Training

We are delighted to announce that as of 1 August, Captain Tin Maung Tun has officially assumed the position of Managing Director at Uniteam Marine Yangon.

With his extensive expertise and unwavering commitment, Captain Tin Maung Tun will ensure the continued success and seamless operation of Uniteam Marine Yangon. In conjunction with this transition, Captain Than Oo has taken on the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, while Captain Thet Naing has joined as a new member of the Board of Directors. Their exceptional leadership abilities and strategic foresight will play a pivotal role in driving the growth and advancement of the company. Additionally, at Uniteam Training, we are pleased to announce that Captain Kyaw Lin Than will as- sume the role of Managing Director. We have full confidence in Captain Kyaw Lin Than’s capabilities to lead Uniteam Training towards new achievements and perpetual growth.


What will the future bring?

Let’s ask our new Managing Directors Captain Tin Maung Tun and Captain Kyaw Lin Than!


Captain Tin Maung Tun:

What sets Uniteam Marine (UM) apart from other companies in Myanmar, and how does it ensure the well-being and loyalty of its seafarers?

UM has been operating in Myanmar for over 35 years, during which we have successfully connected Myanmar seafarers with European shipowners. Our consistent reliance on Myanmar seafarers as our primary workforce sets us apart from other companies in the country. Many seafarers have chosen to build their careers with us and have remained loyal until retirement, a testament to our reputation.

Working for UM guarantees peace of mind for our employees. They never have to worry about timely payment, mistreatment or abandonment. We have always prioritised the well-being of our seafarers, treating them as members of our own family.

How does UM prioritise and support its seafarers, and what steps does the company take to embrace family values and provide care for its seafarers’ families?

As a ship management company, we recognise that qualified seafarers are our most valuable assets. They serve as the frontline representatives of our company, while we provide crucial support from the office to ensure smooth operations and enable them to excel in their roles. Without seafarers, the office positions would cease to exist. We deeply respect and genuinely care about our seafarers as individuals, not mere numbers. At UM, we prioritise family values and deeply embrace them as an integral part of our culture. We treat our seafarers as cherished members of our own family. To enhance the value further, we plan to set up a dedicated family care section, fostering a strong sense of unity with our seafarers’ families and better supporting them while their husbands/fathers are away at sea.

How does UM attract and retain seafarers in Myanmar, beyond high wages, while also aiming to become the preferred employer? Furthermore, how does UM plan to train and equip young talented individuals in Myanmar for successful maritime careers?

The primary desires of most seafarers are a safe working environment, steady employment and opportunities for career advancement. While salary is undoubtedly a significant factor in attracting and retaining seafarers, relying solely on high wages will only attract mercenaries who will leave as soon as someone offers them a slightly better deal. Our goal is to become the employer of choice in Myanmar, attracting talented individuals who seek longterm commitment and growth with us.

Myanmar has a lot of young talented individuals who want to pursue a maritime career. Our aim is to train and equip them with the necessary skills to thrive onboard, while also offering valuable career advancement opportunities.

Come and join us. Let us work together and grow together as a family.


Captain Kyaw Lin Than:

Can you share your background and experience in the industry, particularly in training and development?

I have been working at Uniteam Marine and Uniteam Training for over 25 years. My journey commenced as a Deck Cadet and I worked on various vessels to become a Captain in Uniteam Marine. In 2013, an exciting new chapter unfolded as I embarked on the role as a nautical instructor with Uniteam Training. I delivered various nautical training for the development of our industry. I delivered the training for the crew of Uniteam Marine as well as for other shipping companies, especially in simulator training. During the Covid pandemic period, I developed the talent card learning system together with my colleagues. Collaborating closely with my colleagues, we successfully transitioned our training programmes to the online realm, ensuring that our seafarers could continue their professional growth. Presently, the KREDO learning system is being introduced for seafarers and we are continuing to develop it.

How many different courses is Uniteam Training currently offering, and which are the most booked courses? Do you plan to create any new courses in the near future?

Uniteam Training (UT) is currently offering training courses for the nautical, engine, oil & gas, industrial & safety and machine & welding training, a total of 270 different courses. Regarding nautical and engine training, UT is offering training courses that are approved by the Department of Marine Administration as well as in-house training for Uniteam Marine and other shipping companies’ specific requirements. For the oil & gas and industrial & safety sectors, we are offering training that is approved by OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization) and in-house courses which are in accordance with oil and gas and other industrial requirements. UT is also offering machine & welding training for seafarers and other employees in the industrial sectors. The Uniteam Career Development Institute offers language courses in German and English.

Basic Safety Training, Pre-Sea training for new seafarers, Bridge Resource Management (refresher), Engine Resource Management and application of leadership and teamworking skills, Electro-technical Rating examination course and T-BOSIET (Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) are the most booked courses.

Presently, UT is developing the KREDO learning system and plans to create online learning on the Seably platform, which will be useful for the maritime industry. Other Nautical and Engine courses such as Bridge Resource Management Refresher for UM officers, able seafarer deck, engine and ship’s cook training are also planned. UT is also developing machine and welding training for the shipyard employees who will work at Korean shipyards; we are planning more specific training as per industrial requirements soon.

How do you envision positioning Uniteam Training as a leader in the market? What strategies do you have in mind to differentiate the company from competitors?

In order to keep Uniteam Training as a leader in the market, we have to adopt a strategic and multifaceted approach. The three most important pillars in our business plan are customer, operational and people. Specific KPIs will be set with the purpose of monitoring the organisation’s performance against the three important pillars. UT will offer training programmes that are aligned with the latest industry trends, regulations and technological advancements. We will also collaborate with other shipping companies and other maritime training institutions which can create opportunities for Uniteam Training to expand its reach and influence. Uniteam Training will actively engage in thought leadership activities such as participating in conferences. Therefore, we can establish ourselves as a respected organisation in the maritime, oil & gas and industrial training sectors. Our vision is “To Deliver Great Training” and our mission is “To be the leading developer and provider of competency-based training solutions for the marine, oil & gas and industrial sectors”.

Building a strong team is crucial for success. How do you plan to foster a positive and high-performing culture within Uniteam Training?

A strong team can achieve more success, overcome challenges and produce outstanding results. In order to foster a positive and high-performing culture within Uniteam Training, we will promote the company values and desired behaviours among the employees. We will set the stage for success and create a supportive environment where individuals can thrive and achieve their full potential. I will also provide support and motivation to all of the team members so teammates can rely on each other for encouragement, assistance and guidance. UT is to be made adaptable and resilient in the face of challenges and changes. We will be working together and drawing on each other’s strengths and responding effectively to customers’ requirements. This flexibility and resilience enables the team to overcome obstacles and continue moving forward.