| The Chamber operates in the environment of ocean and coastal shipping, ocean and coastal fishing, port activities and associated land-based activities.
From the approximately 115 companies that participate in skills development initiatives (mandatory grants, discretionary or SMME Strategy), the Chamber represents a workforce of 13 650 employees drawn mainly from the port authorities, the fishing and the merchant shipping sub-sectors.
- Develop and improve skills within the Maritime Industry.
- Promote, co-ordinate and monitor high quality education and training in the sector - this is done taking cognisance of both international requirements (in particular those relating to the licensing of international seafarer) as well as the local environment in which learning is delivered.
- Facilitate a framework of learning which promotes access to, and recognition of, learning in the workplace.
- Represent the interests of all stakeholders in the sector equitably and transparently.
Organisations We Engage With:
- Seafarers Employers Organisation
- South African Pelagic Fish Producers Association
- South Afican Deepsea Trawl Association
- National Ports Authority
- Trawler & Line Fishermen’s Union
- Weskus Werkers Unie
- South African Transport & Allied Workers Union
- United Transport & Allied Trade Unions
- National Certificated Fish & Allied Workers Union
- SAMSA (South African Marine Safety Authority)
- NDOT (National Department Of Transport)