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JNPT renews MoU with Antwerp Port Training Centre to train maritime professionals

February 19, 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and APEC (Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Centre) signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on February 14, 2020, to establish the JNPT-APEC port training center as a centre of excellence for Indian & international port professionals.

Sanjay Sethi, IAS, chairman, JNPT and Kristof Waterschoot, MD, APEC signs the MoU.
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Sanjay Sethi, IAS, chairman, JNPT and Kristof Waterschoot, MD, APEC signs the MoU.

February 19, 2020: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and APEC (Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Centre) signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on February 14, 2020, to establish the JNPT-APEC port training center as a centre of excellence for Indian & international port professionals.

JNPT – APEC Port Training Center is a cooperation between JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust), APEC and the Port of Antwerp. JNPT-APEC entered into the first MoU in 2015 and this has been further renewed this year considering the importance of skilled maritime professionals for the development of world economies.

3 day-course on the handling of dangerous goods
Recently the specialised 3 day-course on the handling of dangerous goods was held from 12th to 14th February 2020. During the workshop, the delegates learnt about the scope & implementation of IMDG Code, classification of dangerous goods, stowage and segregation, marking & labelling of packages and containers. The course also focused on helping the delegates understand how to implement the practical use of the IMDG Code to suit their strategy and their customers’ needs, in an optimized way. The seminar concluded on February 14 with a felicitation program for all delegates.

All courses at the JNPT-APEC Training Centre are designed keeping in mind the training needs of the Indian and other Ports in Asia, with respect to the evolving global market.

JNPT-APEC collaboration
Under JNPT –APEC Port Training Center, APEC will execute a training needs analysis wherein APEC senior experts, in collaboration with the Indian Ministry Of Shipping and Indian ports, will make a thorough analysis in order to identify the skill demand & gap analysis to facilitate creation of the training schedule that is both relevant & interesting for port officials from the Indian subcontinent. This Center is open to participants from all major port trusts, private ports and terminals in India and --from ports/terminals abroad and port related government bodies. This is specifically designed to encourage interaction amongst the participants and to provide a platform for sharing knowledge, expertise and best-practices.

Sanjay Sethi, IAS, chairman, JNPT said “As the demand for skilled maritime professionals is on the rise globally, association with APEC was the natural choice for our training needs, given their track record of having trained over 14,000 trainees from across 150 countries on extensive range of Port-related trainings. We are committed to establish JNPT-APEC Training Center as Port and Logistics Training Centre of Excellence and would request all the stakeholders to make optimal use of this facility.’’

In last 5 years various seminars on topics like smart port technologies, marketing strategies & business development for ports, dredging management, health, safety, quality and security at ports, port & terminal optimization were held at JNPT-APEC Port Training Centre


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