From the early 1990s and over the years, the Centre has helped thousands of students embark on careers in the industry, either at sea or ashore in ships’ agencies, clearing and forwarding, shipbroking and in transport and logistics.
Many others have been successful in various fields, including Medicine and Information Technology, but yet have the essential maritime background against which the global economy operates.
In the early 1990s Safmarine played a pioneering role in the formation of the maritime education programme which was started by a core team led by Mr Brian Ingpen (maritime educator and former Safmariner), Dr Peter Manser (the Simon’s Town School Principal at that time), Professor Mike Inggs (the Chairman of the School Governing Body in the 1990s) and former Safmarine Public Affairs Director, Peter James.
Jonathan Horn, Maersk’s Area Managing Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, commented
Education and knowledge building are vital for society and Maersk, as our success as a company is linked to the ability of our employees. Long-term success is seldom built on short-term gain and this is very true for the partnership with Lawhill. We are proud of the 25 year relationship Safmarine has had with this programme and, as Maersk, are excited to see what the future holds for this great institution.