Johor Port, UTMSPACE partner for pioneer port management course

The Professional Master in Port Management is designed to enhance fundamentals and operational knowledge of the port professionals both in Malaysia and overseas

by TMR / Pic courtesy of Johor Port

JOHOR Port Bhd, a member of MMC Group, has launched its first Professional Master in Port Management together with UTMSPACE in an inaugural ceremony at Dewan Seminar, UTMSPACE Johor Baru in Johor, recently.

The first pioneer programme introduced in Malaysia, the Professional Master in Port Management is designed to enhance fundamentals and operational knowledge of the port professionals not only in Malaysia, but also overseas.

It also aims to share knowledge and expertise in port management and strengthen talent management and development within the port communities.

“Johor Port is eager to share and extend its 45 years of experience and expertise in the ports and logistics industry through the collaboration with UTMSPACE to elevate the professional knowledge and capabilities among the local and international port workers,” Johor Port CEO Md Derick Basir said in a statement on Wednesday.

“This collaboration also represents a paradigm shift in fulfilling the need for professional and skilled manpower in the ports and logistics industry which is essential towards national development,” he added.

The collaboration is also another great milestone for UTMSPACE in contributing to the development of a knowledgeable community through the collaboration with Johor Port on the implementation of the world’s first Professional Master in Port Management programme.

The contemporary course modules are developed by JP Skills Centre (JPSC), the Training Division of Johor Port, covering more than 20 knowledge areas of studies and skills required to run a modern port efficiently in order to be the key linkage in the global production and supply chains.

The launch was officiated by UTMSPACE acting MD Professor Ts Dr Nazri Ali. Also present were UTMSPACE director Lifelong Learning Sr Ts Dr Zakaria Mohd Yusof, Johor Port head Corporate Affairs Division KC Low, Johor Port head Human Resources Hermee Tahir and the management teams from Johor Port and UTMSPACE.

Also in attendance were the first batch of 21 students who were presented with the offer letters for their enrolment in the Professional Master in Port Management.

Established in 2014, JPSC provides training to major local ports and regional ports such as Sabah Ports, PELINDO III, PELINDO IV and Vietnam Ports. JPSC is also recognised by the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as the authorised training provider for the UNCTAD Train for Trade Modern Port Management Programme for English-speaking networks.

UTMSPACE was established by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1992 as a special licensed centre for the implementation of lifelong learning programmes at university level.

The centre offers part-time academic programmes in collaboration with UTM Schools and Faculties, and organises seminars, conferences, workshops and other development programmes for working professionals.