In February 2012, UNCTAD/TrainForTrade* will officially begin its Port Training Programme in Namibia.
From 3-7 February, middle level managers from the Namibian port community will participate in Module 1 of TrainForTrade´s Modern Port Management course, to be held in Walvis Bay, Namibia. In so doing, Namibia joins the programme´s English-speaking network, which also includes Ghana, Malaysia, Maldives, Indonesia, and Tanzania.
Mr. John Moore, member of the Board of Directors of Dublin Port Company, will deliver the module in collaboration with local instructors from Namibian Ports Authority.
Participants will gain knowledge on the evolution of the role of transport in international trade, the impact of international and regional agreements on port activities, and the most recent evolution of ship characteristics and shipping trends.
Furthermore, they will learn to appraise the strategies adopted by shippers for future development.
* TrainForTrade Programme is part of UNCTAD´s Division on Technology and Logistics.