Port of Antwerp opens new training centre in India

Port of Antwerp opens new training centre in India

Indian port professionals who follow courses given in Mumbai by APEC, the Port of Antwerp training centre, can now benefit from a purpose-built training facility.

The new facility was officially opened during the annual Port of Antwerp Mission to India, in the presence of Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, Port Alderman, Marc Van Peel, APEC Principal, Kristof Waterschoot, JNPT Chairman, Shri Neeraj Bansal and Indian Port Association Chairman, Shri Sanjay Bhatia. After the inauguration the guests attended a first lesson in the new training centre.

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Port professionals in India have been able to follow APEC courses since 2015 when the Antwerp training institute signed a five-year agreement with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the largest container port in India. At that time JNPT planned to expand rapidly in terms of container handling, and to help it achieve this ambition it turned to APEC which already has nearly 40 years of experience in training port professionals, both white and blue collar.

A tailor-made series of courses was developed, covering among other things: port management, infrastructure development, maintenance and security. Initially the courses were held in temporary accommodation, but now that has changed. The JNPT – APEC Port Training & Consultancy Foundation is now the main base for Indian port professionals wishing to acquire know-how from Antwerp.

For more information visit www.portofantwerp.com

13th March 2017

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