February 13 - The port of Antwerp is offering training for port professionals in India in a new specially equipped training centre at Jawaharlal Nehru Port.

The series of lectures is being organised by international port training and education centre APEC (Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center), with courses covering subjects such as port management, infrastructure development and maintenance, and safety and ISPS-related aspects.

The Jawaharal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will initially be the main customer for the APEC training programme. The course material on offer to the Indian port sector is being analysed in detail so that the courses can be precisely tailored to individual requirements.

Temporary facilities are currently being used until the permanent premises for the JNPT APEC Port Training Centre are ready.

Although the training centre will be located in Jawaharlal Nehru Port, professionals from other Indian ports are welcome to follow courses there. Courses will also be organised in Antwerp as part of the collaboration.