Global shipping firm AP Moller Maersk will set up a Centre of Excellence for maritime skill development in Tamil Nadu to support skill development and training needs for Maersk cadets across deck, electrical and engine.
Maersk has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) University to jointly operate this facility with an aim to maintain a steady channel of Indian seafarers for its operations.
The ‘A. P. Moller – Maersk Centre of Excellence’ will be spread over 8 acres of land (32,375 sq mt) and will be a part of a larger 12 acre (48,500 sq. mt.) maritime campus set up by AMET.
The Centre will be equipped with world class facilities like smart classrooms, workshops, and will house approximately 160 deck & engine cadets for Bachelor’s programme in Nautical Science & Marine Engineering.
On October 25, 2019, Maersk laid the foundation stone for A P Moller-Maersk Centre of Excellence facility at Thenpattinam in Tamil Nadu.
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