Presented by Maritime Review Africa
Maritime Industry Dialogue | Session 19
Do we need a national shipping line?
Whether you are a firm believer in the viability of establishing a South African National Shipping Company or not - there are a number of pro's and con's that need to be considered.
In this session, we will submit to the format of a formal debate with a team for each side: one that will propose that a national shipping line is a good idea that should be actively pursued - and one that will propose the opposite.
At the end of the session, our audience will be able to vote, based on the input of the debate teams, which route they believe South Africa should follow.
Those advocating for the establishment of a shipping line will point out the employment potential as well as the need for South Africa to take more control of the transport of its own resources.
Tune in to hear more from the team.
Pointing to the con's, those arguing against a national shipping line will emphasise the expensive and volatile nature of the shipping sector. They may also point to existing State Owned Enterprises as a dismal example of the government's track record in operating successfully within the private sector.
Don't miss the rest of their arguments.
Personal challenges and diversity issues
A ship acts as a small community far away from the checks and balances that are available on land. This often leads to specific challenges for seafarers. We only have to consider the impact of COVID-19 to appreciate this - but we also need to acknowledge that bullying and gender-based harrassment continues onboard.
Creating a playbook for advancing our seafaring ambitions
It's time to lay out a step-by-step plan with definitive timelines that aims to deliver on the promises made to attract our youth to consider a sea-going career.
What are the potential roles of Institutions and Investors?
How can the IDC, DTIC, DBSA, Commercial Banks and private investors play an active role in funding and financing the maritime sectors?
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