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Above: Journalists from FORTUNE Magazine, United States of America, visit La Brea.
Above: Maritime Graduate from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Due to the global nature of the maritime industry, our Shipbuilding & Repair Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (SRDC) together with the kind assistance of our S&R Cluster Stakeholders, have hosted foreign-based Maritime Personnel visiting our country to view and learn first-hand, what we have to offer the maritime world.
We are grateful to our Cluster Stakeholders, for their assistance and financial contributions towards these inward visits to our shores. Having shared the cost related to one or more of the following: Airfare(s); Hotel Accommodation; Food & Beverages; Ground Transportation and 'Out-of-Pocket' expenses for our global maritime partners. Personnel from regional countries and international maritime nations, including Puerto Rico, People's Republic of China, United Kingdom, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the United States of America have benefited from this global SRDC initiative.
Great care and personalized attention are given to all of our specially invited guest, from their Airport arrival to departure. Trip itenarary usually entails all or a combination of the following:
i). Visits to S&R Stakeholder Shipyards and Ports, of interest;
ii). Presentations and meetings with our local Stakeholders;
iii). Tours of scenic areas and
iv). Visit to the Sister-island of Tobago.
Maritime personnel may include the following categories of persons, related to our industry:
a). Industry Professionals;
b). International Journalist;
c). Graduate Students.
On the 23rd December, 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced the first two institutes selected to host regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) under an ambitious project, funded by the EU and implemented by IMO, to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.
Under the Global MTTC Network (GMN) project, the University of Trinidad and Tobago will host MTCC-Caribbean. Three further MTCCs will be established in other target regions - Africa, Latin America and the Pacific – to form a global network.
The five regional MTCCs will deliver mutually-agreed project milestones over a three-year period, making a significant contribution to IMO’s continuing, widespread efforts to ensure effective implementation and enforcement of the global energy-efficiency regulations for international shipping.
It is anticipated that an increase number of Maritime Personnel will visit Trinidad and Tobago, as a result of our country hosting the regional MTCC.
Above: Graduate Student from the People's Republic of China in front coastal Water-Taxi.