Transport and Logistics Society explores Durban waters

A group of 63 students from the Faculty of Management Sciences visited the Maritime School of Excellence (MSOE) in Durban, South Africa. The excursion was sponsored by Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) and the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL).

With the aim to get exposure to the market of logistics on a global scale, the group led by Dr Fanny Saruchera, a senior lecturer and Eugene Madejski, associate professor from the Faculty, headed to Durban.

The city is known for having one of the busiest ports in the SADC region.

During the visit, the students were given tours via ship simulators and they further received detailed information about the courses offered at MSOE.

The School specialises in teaching programmes ranging from machine handling to basic management. Some of the workers at the port of Walvis Bay have been trained by MSOE staff.
Eliud Hatutala, the Society’s president and third-year student, said the trip inspired the group to pursue careers in Maritime Transport. “We were also taken on a boat ride around the entire Durban port via this vessel. We experienced unforgettable views such as large shipping vessels docking, off-loading, and heading out,” he added.

The students ended their visit by touring the Maritime Museum were they were given presentations on history about whales and their contributions to the maritime sector.

“There are a lot of options in working in this type of industry in Namibia, especially now that the Namibian Port Authority is being expanded. This increases our chances of securing employment in the field,” Hatatula concluded.

Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017
for Month: 
June, 2017

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