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South Africa Press statement
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 and tagged as ICS branch news, Education
Shipping is the lifeblood of the global economy. Ninety per cent
of world trade is seaborne and is carried on technically
sophisticated high value assets. The global merchant navy consists
of some 50,000 ships and it takes more than 1million officers and
ratings to man this large fleet. All have to be highly educated and
Then there is the many millions of shore based personnel whose
task it is to manage and operate this enormous fleet safely, paying
particular attention to the environment.
So the primary reason for my visit to South Africa is to promote
Professional Education in Shipping through the Institute of
Chartered Shipbrokers education and training programmes.
I shall be meeting personnel from all sectors of the shipping
community in order to discuss how the ICSB can further assist our
South African colleagues in meeting our mutual targets and
objectives of professionalism in the shipping industry.
Visits are planned to the School of Shipping in Cape Town and to
the Sithengile Secondary School in Durban where we bring shipping
to the classroom.
I will also have the opportunity to meet some of our students
and to present awards to those who have been successful in passing
our very difficult examinations.
Finally a new education programme called "High Tide" ,which was
first launched about 2 years ago in the north east coast of England
where un-employment is about 40% ,will be launched in South Africa
during my visit. This is a really exciting project which is aimed
at under-privileged school children between the age of 8 and 18.
The programme shows boys and girls what great opportunities the
shipping industry can offer to those interested in a truly global
Bruce Ogilvy F.I.C.S
Vice President ICSB
30 Park Street London SE1 9EQ, +44 (0) 20 7357 9722, firstname.lastname@example.org