Projects & Consultancy

CONSULTING

STC-Southern Africa, through its’ affiliation to STC-International, provides world class training and consulting services to governmental and private organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa. Our resources, pooled from across the globe, allow us to provide customized solutions to the entire transport logistics chain.

With the backing and support of our Holding Company and all our sister companies, STC-SA (Pty) Ltd offer tailor-made solutions and service offerings, which encompasses all aspects of Human Resource Development, Consultancy, Technical Assistance and Research for the entire Transport Logistics supply chain.

STC-SA (Pty) Ltd offers various service offerings including:

Consulting

STC-SA operated in the following environment

  • Sea Shipping
  • Inland Shipping
  • Ports and Terminals
  • The Dredging Industry
  • Port Development
  • Transport to the hinter
  • Storage and warehousing
  • Comprehensive Logistics
  • Ship Building

Training

STC-SA is accredited by the Transport SETA and is currently exploring other ETQA accreditations. Some of the courses on offer include:

  • ISPS Compliance Training
  • Dangerous and Hazardous Goods
  • Marine Pilots
  • Port Management
  • Shipping Agents
  • Advanced Fire Fighting

Support

STC-SA provides support to all its clients and learners on an ongoing basis.

This includes support for equipment and software installed e.g.:

    • Simulators
    • Databases
    • Maintenance Programs
    • Logistics Assistance

    CSI | Corporate Social Investment.

    STC-SA focus on social projects which support local impoverished communities in South Africa. Examples of these initiatives include, but are not limited to:

    • Bethelsdorp Senior Secondary School in the Port Elizabeth area by developing and supporting the school in the educational process.
    • Groenberg Senior Secondary School in Grabouw outside Cape Town benefits through the STC Group Southern African Development Trust:
    • Support of students in the form of pencils, bag packs, paper, school fees and clothing.
    • Support the school by support in computer labs to give the children access to the IT and computers to learn the digital industry and in ways which they do not have access to at home
    • Support of the education system:
    • Support with a mathematics teacher to assist in the classes and support to students at the school. Before the support in this manner, the School had a very low pass rate in this respect, now the school are at the top achievers of the country.
    • Support with a Social Worker for the school and the community. Before the STC Group Development Trust it was evident that drugs and pregnancies was high, but through the intervention the children has access to a social worker during school hours in these regards and ensuring the social upliftment of the youth.
    • Support with a Science Teacher to assist in the classes and support to students at the school. Before the support in this manner, the School had a very low pass rate in this respect, now the school are at the top achievers of the country.
    • Financial support to the School itself to ensure the burden gap that Government does not carry with the school is supported to ensure operation of the school.
    • In addition, STC-Group Southern African Development Trust supports the schools with approximately R500 000 per year to ensure the above processes are actioned through a proper skills development budget to the Trust.
    • Sponsorship of Cadet training for school leavers from impoverished communities.

    Projects

    Marine Pilot Training for Transnet National Ports Authority – STC-SA, together with STC International provided world class Marine Pilot training to Transnet Cadets. The programme was specifically designed to address the gap in knowledge, skills and attitude between an Operational level Deck Officer and that required of a qualified Marine Pilot. Initially, the programme was conducted in Rotterdam, The Netherlands but the training was later moved the TNPA School of Excellence in Durban. STC-SA managed this training from 1998 to 2010 when the training programme was handed over to TNPA for further rollout.

     

    Tug Master Training for Transnet National Ports Authority – The provision of Tug Master training took place between 2001 and 2010 and was managed by STC-SA together with STC International. The programme was designed to provide candidates with the requisite skills to competently command Voith and Azimuth Stern Drive tugs and provide quality support to vessels manoeuvring within ports. Candidates who successfully qualified as Tug Masters created a pool from which future Marine Pilots were selected.

     

    Dredging Training for Transnet National Ports Authority – The provision of Dredging training took place between 2008 and 2012 and was managed by STC-SA together with STC International. The programme was designed to provide candidates with the requisite skills to competently operate a dredger within the confines of ports.

     

    Vessel Traffic Services Training for Transnet National Ports Authority – The provision of Vessel Traffic Services training commenced when South Africa was required to provide a traffic management service to vessel operating within port limits. This training was facilitated at the TNPA School of Excellence and provided candidates with the requisite skills to manage vessels entering and manoeuvring within port limits. Historically, this function was managed by senior Pilots but due to a carefully designed programme, much younger candidates were trained in line with IALA V-103 requirements and were appointed within the ports as competent VTS Operators.

     

    Terminal Training for the Namibian Ports Authority – Between 2012 and 2014 STC-SA conducted training of lifting equipment for existing employees as well as new recruits. The training resulted in increased terminal productivity as well as creating employment opportunities for local Namibians.

     

    Marine Pilot Training for CfM, Mozambique – In 2015 STC-SA conducted Marine Pilot Training for six Mozambican Cadet Pilots in the ports of Beira and Pemba. This was the first course of its kind to be conducted in Mozambique which resulted in six qualified Marine Pilots. The progression of these candidates was closely monitored and in compliance with IMO Resolution A-960, these Pilots commenced with a continued proficiency programme in 2019 which was conducted in Cape Town and Rotterdam.

     

    Tug Master Training for CfM Beira, Mozambique – In 2019, STC-SA conducted an intense ‘on-the-job’ Tug Master training programme which was aimed at improving the ship handling skills of the tug masters on the newly purchased ASD tugs. The main focus of the training was on ensuring that the full capability of the ASD tugs was used in order to provide quality support to vessels manoeuvring in the port.

     

    Academic Management and Lecturers to  Maritime College Oman – From 2012 to 2019, STC-SA provided key personnel to the International Maritime College Oman in positions ranging from the Academic Dean, Head of Maritime Faculty as well as maritime lecturers.

     

    Academic Management and Lecturers for Maritime College Oman – From 2012 to 2019, STC-SA provided key personnel to the International Maritime College Oman in positions ranging from the Academic Dean, Head of Maritime Faculty as well as maritime lecturers. STC also was instrumental in getting Oman accepted onto the IMO ‘White List’, providing maritime guidance to the Ministry of Transport and Communications as well as representing Oman at the IMO.

     

    Academic Management and Lecturers for the Kazakhstan Maritime Academy – Since 2018, STC-SA has provided maritime specialists to the Kazakhstan Maritime Academy (KMA) to facilitate a range of maritime programmes such as Ship Handling of Azimuth Stern Drive ships to Bridge Resource Management to name a few. STC-SA also provides support to the Dean with managing KMA and quality controls the Nautical Science and Marine Engineering Diploma and Bachelor programmes.

     

    Process Re-engineering of the Port of Fujairah Operations, United Arab Emirates – STC-SA was part of a team of experts that, together with STC International and the Amsterdam Port Authority, conducted a comprehensive study on the efficiency of operations within the Port of Fujairah and then, over a period of four years, assisted the port management to implement changes to increase productivity, reduce operational costs and increase client satisfaction. STC-SA provided Marine Pilot, Tug Master and Vessel Traffic Services experts for the project.

    STC-Southern Africa offers maritime training solutions and services, which encompass all aspects of Human Resource Development, Consultancy, Technical Assistance and Research.

    We are sure to have a solution for your needs. STC-SA’s understanding of the unique needs of the African continent, positions itself well to provide an Africanised approach, whilst still maintaining the highest quality standards..

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