South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Africa (at 52%). Africa also has the youngest population in the world and according to the African Economic Outlook report, this number is growing.
The continent in general, and South Africa in particular, also has a huge youth unemployment issue, a story that is often told alongside that of the continent’s economic growth prospects.
Maritime Industry is a key driver of growth and is of paramount importance to South Africa and the African continent.
One organisation has its focus on growing and developing the next generation of industry leaders for the Maritime Industry, and investing in a future maritime generation through education.
It has been called many names – Equipment Control, Container Control, Logistics, Container Department – whatever you call it, it is one of the most dynamic departments’ within a shipping line’s (and by extension the ships agency’s) business and this department is close to my heart as this was my first real job in a liner shipping environment..