A Network of more than 350 Members

Renowed Northern German companies cooperate across state boundaries and benefit from the cross-industry network.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

The platform of the maritime industry in Northern Germany.

Maritime Expertise in the MCN Specialist Groups

Intensive exchange between the economy and science across different industries.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany: the network for the maritime industry

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperation in the Northern German maritime industry. MCN creates dialogue platforms for stakeholders, so they can interact with each other, and it promotes interfaces with other industries.

Safebridge GmbH is a worldwide leading provider of web-based E-Learning products
for the maritime industry. Safebridge develops and provides online-courses for
nautical officers and captains. One of the important focal points is user training for
software-based interfaces.
Safebridge established itself in the field of global shipping industry
as partner for almost all world`s leading manufacturers of navigation and bridge
systems. Currently, Safebridge employs around 25 people. Safebridge is
headquartered in Hamburg`s harbor in Germany and has one Philippiness-based
branch office. For more information please visit our website at www.safebridge.net

Main Objectives

  • ECDIS Training
  • Web-basedTraining
  • E-Learning/CBT
  • Online-Courses
  • Maritime Training

Well-known manufacturers/partners

Safebridge GmbH is a worldwide leading provider of web-based trainings for the maritime
industry. All offered courses are certificated for particular equipment supplier. Among our
business partners are almost all leading providers of navigation systems: ChartWorld,
Consilium, Imtech, JRC, Kelvin Hughes, MARIS, Martek Marine, Raytheon Anschütz, SAM
Electronics, SevenCs, Simrad, Sperry Marine, Transas


Thanks to an extensive network of manufacturers` cooperations Safebridge can
provide trainings for almost all ECDIS systems on board. This eliminates searching
for appropriate training providers, since Safebridge doesn`t only offer online trainings
but also classroom trainings. Therefore Safebridge is a central base offering types of
trainings for shipping companies, crewing agencies and shipmanagers.


The company has evolved from the European project „Safebridge“ and stands for
innovative and interactive learning concepts. Along the lines „learning by doing“
Safebridge uses the original software during the training. In this way the user can
work with exactly the same system from home that he will later use on board. This
unique online simutation has also been supported by the Hamburg Innovation

Typespecific ECDIS Training

Until 2018 the shipping sector will change from paper charts over to electronic charts
progressively. The online training Safebridge offers is a freely scaleable training
solution which is always available.

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Cross-state network of the maritime industry

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany promotes and consolidates collaboration in the industry. We combine forces across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperation across various industries.

A maritime network

More than 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already MCN members. The members.

Input and exchange on topics that concern you

Benefit from valuable information and professional exchange in our interdisciplinary specialist groups.

Maritime calendar

Whether specialist congresses, workshops or participation in trade fairs - our event programme is comprehensive and versatile.

Become a member

We advise our members on project ideas, funding programmes and help them find the right project partners. More information on membership.

Serving Northern Germany and the maritime industry

We have regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Contact us.

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