Instituto Marítimo Español (IME) is a pioneering center of reference in Spain and in Spanish-speaking countries specializing in quality maritime education since 1984.  More than one hundred courses have been completed with over 2,000 students from public and private companies engaged in maritime activities having passed through IME’s classrooms.

The Instituto Marítimo Español was created in 1984 by a group of maritime professionals in order to meet the training needs of existing maritime activity. Since then, the IME has developed many training programs in the maritime field and at various levels; from Masters programs in Maritime Business and Maritime Law, maritime monographic courses, in-house, etc. for maritime professionals.  These programs are well executed exclusively by the IME or in collaboration with prestigious universities and institutions such as the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Bureau Veritas University Center, etc.

IME’s area of maritime education is divided into Classroom-based and Online Training developing specialized and tailor-made courses (in-house) in either of the two forms, such as a postgraduate course with a university degree.

In regard to the Online training, the IME has been carrying out this activity in addition to developing online content since the year 2000, as well as providing courses for professionals in the maritime port activity throughout the Spanish-speaking community since 2002.

Moreover, in addition to the completed courses, IME has agreements with prestigious universities, such as:

• Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, since 1986
• Technical University of Catalonia, since 1998
• University of Panama, signed in 2006
• Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, signed in 2007

It also maintains associations with companies dedicated to maritime port training.  The maritime courses taught by the IME are designed and made to suit the required needs.  The ultimate goal is that the learning achieved by the student will be best suited to their professional qualifications and be used in the company to further their career development. In the development and teaching of our maritime courses, the IME counts on over a hundred experienced teachers with their excellent proven teaching capacity within the public and private maritime business environment.

IME Consultants: the IME started conducting consultancy studies for the sector in January 1985 as a complementary activity to training, having done more than 100 studies for Administration, institutions and companies so far. Click here for further information

sbcSBC Shipping Business Center: Shipping SBC Business Center:  The latest and innovative project of the IME Group is the first business center dedicated to the maritime industry.  It was created with the aim to facilitate maximum business development of any organization in our industry. SBC offers a wide range of services, both general and specific to the maritime field that facilitates the implementation of most companies, regardless of size. Flexibility in hiring allows for adaptation to the different requirements of clients: office rental or leasing, meeting rooms, virtual office, call center… SBC offers a wide range of business solutions custom made for each organization and their size.


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Mercedes Pardo

Directora General
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Ana Nieto-Márquez

Directora Comercial y de Selección
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Leticia del Río

Responsable de Marketing y Comunicación
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Alicia Albertos Vicario

Responsable de e-Learning
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Cristina Boehm

Responsable de Recruitment
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Carmen Gandón

Responsable de Administración
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Manuel Jadraque

Coordinador de Formación
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