Everyone is on board and steering in the same direction with EMC, towards their mandate to improve education and training for the maritime industry and to enable talented people to enter the maritime industry.

EMC partnered with a Netherlands based company, PUM (Program Uitzending Managers) to assist with maritime education and training. The progressive tripartite partnership, between EMC, MUT and PUM, engaged to develop a maritime related curriculum. This serves to close the gap between what the industry needs and the education offered at tertiary level.

EMC continues to facilitate a collaborative engagement of relevant stakeholders in order to advance skills development in the maritime sector. The return of PUMs’ Ton Van Essen, international maritime education expert from Netherlands, marks the beginning of a 2-week long intensive learning programme to assist with the development of curriculum in advanced diploma in Ports and Harbours Engineering (Civil Engineering).

“With EMC, we are breaking new ground in the development of technical training programmes. We had to obtain the services of an international expert to assist us with the development of a learning programme in Ports and Harbours Engineering (Civil Engineering). This makes the qualification internationally recognised", Prof K. Landman, MUT.


Friday, 26 May 2017


Hundreds of female learners across the country gained a glimpse into the workings of the national port system and the wide range of career opportunities it offered, when they were hosted by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) on national “Take a Girl Child to Work Day” on 25 May.

During the 15-year period that TNPA has supported this initiative, the authority has seen a growing number of women take up key positions – not only in finance, corporate affairs, human resources, etc, but in operational roles such as dredge masters, tug masters and pilots – traditionally filled only by men.


Thursday,18 May 2017

Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry/Transnet Port Terminals KZN Exporter of the year awards

For over a decade, the Durban Chamber of Commerce has collaborated with Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) together with other strategic partners such as the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Economic Affairs (edtea), Trade & Investment KwaZulu Natal (TIKZN), Ethekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC), Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and the Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC) to highlight successful exporters in Kwa-Zulu Natal.