Run by state-owned Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Antwerp Port Training Centre (APEC), the JNPT Antwerp Port Training Centre will soon be re-positioned as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Indian and international port professionals.
Set up in 2015 at JNPT, after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India’s busiest container gateway, and APEC- the training facility at Antwerp which is managed and run by the Antwerp Port Authority, the training centre’s main objective is to exchange and enhance knowledge of Indian port professionals.
JNPT and APEC recently signed an extension to the MoU, in the presence of Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPT, and Kristof Waterschoot, Managing Director, APEC, seeking to strengthen the relations between India and Belgium and further intensify the extensive range of port-related training for ports in India.
“Going forward, both JNPT and APEC will undertake actions to establish the JNPT Antwerp Port Training Centre as a Centre of Excellence for Indian and international port professionals,” an official statement said.
Since its initiation, the JNPT Antwerp Port Training Centre has conducted over 30 programs by experts from the Port of Antwerp for over 460 port professionals.