THE Australian Maritime College has announced the establishment of a new scholarship program to support three students doing a Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management.

Sponsored by ANL Container Line, the $67,500 scholarship program, entitled Future You Powered By ANL, provides $7500 a year to each of the three students for the full three years of their study.

AMC principal, Professor Shuhong Chai said the scholarships would help nurture the next generation of logistics talent and built upon a strong relationship between the two organisations.

“Around 90% of world trade is moved on the oceans and developing a strong, skilled workforce is essential to keeping the multi-billion dollar international logistics industry afloat,” Professor Chai said.

“This new scholarship program from ANL Container Line will provide three students with the opportunity to further their education in this growing field, allowing them to immerse themselves in their studies and make the most of personal and professional development opportunities.”

Professor Chai said AMC engaged regularly with ANL regularly as part of its industry liaison committee.

ANL Container Line general manager – human resources/office administration Australia and New Zealand Pascale Toussat said the scholarship was “another proud step forward with AMC”.

“ANL is a big supporter of talent development not only for our business but our industry,” Ms Toussat said. 

“Shipping and Logistics are such an important part of our economy as an island nation. While our core business is shipping, we have broadened our offer in recent years, offering door to door services and other more technical solutions to our customers.”

The scholarship MoU signing was followed by the 2019 AMC Careers Expo, in which students had the chance to network with national and multinational industry leaders.

Representatives from prominent Defence, engineering, logistics and shipping organisations attended the two-day event.

“We were pleased to this year welcome a record number of 22 exhibitors to the event, which helps reinforce Launceston’s reputation as a breeding ground for high-quality, job-ready graduates,” Professor Chai said.