Singapore: MPA Academy, the training arm of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), has launched today its inaugural Port Management Programme. The programme is one of the new flagship programmes developed by the recently re-positioned MPA Academy for overseas port and maritime officials. The first run of the programme was attended by 15 officials from around the world.
The five-day programme, which runs till 12 December 2014, has been developed for port masters, harbour masters and middle managers from various maritime and port authorities.
The participants of the Port Management Programme are recipients of the MPA Academy Training Award, which covered their programme fees, airfares and accommodation.
MPA's chief executive, Andrew Tan, said, "MPA believes that developing maritime talent is a common denominator that cuts across different maritime nations. This will help to ensure that the global maritime workforce is well prepared to meet the industry's current and future needs. Hence, we are happy to share our experiences and insights in port operations and management, as well as the opportunities and challenges we face as a global hub port, quality flag state and coastal state of a major international waterway. At the same time, we can mutually benefit through sharing of best practices and exchange of ideas with the participants and the industry professionals." [08/12/14]