Creating a platform for role players to network with each other and to engage with government and Transnet to overcome infrastructural and institutional constraints
A CHAMPION FOR THE MARITIME INDUSTRY
EThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) is a non-profit company with the mandate to support and promote the maritime industry within Durban although at times it has a reach to other areas of KwaZulu Natal. EMC champions and advocates for the maritime industry through bridging the gap between industrial policy from government and the private sector, thereby unleashing the economic growth in the maritime industry.
Since its inception, EMC has continued to respond to international best practice within clustering models within the maritime industry and has created sub-clusters along the value chain. The concept of clustering is widely used across the world to unleash economic growth that assists in job creation and enterprise development.
Durban is situated in one of the most prominent international sea routes, and the country’s geographical location presents compelling opportunities for increased levels of trade and a thriving maritime industry.
EMC is committed to positioning this vital industry to be globally competitive and to proactively plan for the human capital enterprises.
EMC’S Economic Reasons for Being
To enable an environment that fosters the growth of the maritime sector in South Africa by: