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International Course on Maritime Supply Chain Governance, Regulations and Management for the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP)

The Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) has successfully conducted the MTCP training course on Maritime Supply Chain Governance, Regulations and Management from 6 to 10 August 2018. The course focused on enhancing competencies among participants through providing insights on best practices by Malaysia’s ports. Participants consisted of senior and middle level officials responsible for policy making, regulations, and management of ports in the relevant agencies and institutions from Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mauritius, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

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Opening Ceremony

 

The main objectives of the course were to enhance competencies among participants in their home countries and to provide them with better insights on Malaysia’s best practices in the growing complexities of the ports and shipping business.

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Memento Presentation to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) (left) and Port Klang Authority (right)

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Participants visiting Port Klang Authority

 

The training was conducted by MIMA researchers and invited speakers from various background in ports and shipping industry. Participants also visited the government administrative centre in Putrajaya, Port Klang Authority, and Northport in Port Klang to understand how the government formulates policies and regulate and manage ports. Participants were particularly interested in the success of Malaysia’s privatisation and port operations in Port Klang.

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Participants visiting Northport

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Cdr Ang (left), Mr Nazery (right) and Mr Azman (below) giving lectures

 

Altogether 11 international and 9 local participants from the ports and related governmental agencies attended the course. International participants were from Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mauritius, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe while local participants were from Malaysian ports, port authorities, shipping companies and interns at MIMA. The training provided a good platform for participants from different backgrounds and cultures to create strong networking among themselves.

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Closing ceremony

 

Feedback from participants were generally positive. They felt that the training was well-managed and speakers had good knowledge of their respective topics. For future MTCPs, MIMA will incorporate the whole spectrum of maritime industry management to include ports, shipping, logistics, shipbuilding, and ship repair as well as other emerging maritime-related concerns. As a Centre of Excellence (CoE) on maritime affairs, MIMA will continue to conduct MTCP training to share Malaysia’s expertise in maritime industries with other developing countries.

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