Marseille, France (PortSEurope) June 26, 2019 – Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) and Hervé Martel, President of the Executive Board of the Port of Marseille Fos have signed the renewal of the historic partnership between the two institutions to promote the economic development of French-speaking ports.
This signature also marks the beginning of the training session for 30 trainees from French-speaking African countries at the Marseille Fos Port Training Institute.
“We are honored to receive Mukhisa Kituyi and proud to participate in the development of the international port community. This program is emblematic of the cooperation of professionals from the port world. Share know-how, impart skills and knowledge to our Francophone counterparts is the vocation of the Port Training Institute. This partnership of more than 20 years has beautiful years ahead of him”, said Hervé Martel.
The TrainForTrade program launched in 1996 by UNCTAD supports the port communities of developing countries in search of effective and efficient port management. It is addressed to executives and agents and operates on the basis of four language networks in Africa, Asia and America Latin. The trainees receive at the end of their 240 hours of training a “port certification” which will enable them to become local instructors and pass on their turn.
Since its creation, TrainForTrade has a presence in 30 countries, has engaged in 108 training courses and has trained more than 3,500 people. The port of Marseille Fos has been involved since the launch of the program and has trained since 1996, more 500 people.
Source: Marseille Fos
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