JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust), India’s number one container port organised a five-day seminar on ‘Engineering & Procurement’ as part of their industry skill development initiative. These seminars and workshops are conducted at the JNPT APEC Training Centre which is a state-of-the-art training institute in collaboration with APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training centre and the Port of Antwerp. The courses at the Training Centre happen around the year and are designed to enhance the skill and knowledge of the port professionals, which helps in enhancing the overall efficiency and quality of port services across India and Asia. The seminar on ‘Engineering & Procurement’ was led by senior industry stalwarts like Mr. Sanjay Kumar, IRSS(DFCCIL), Mr. Gijsbert Van Holland, International Marine& Dredging Consultants NV and Mr. Laxman Rajwani, GGM, Tractebel Engg. The seminar focused on all engineering aspects related to the port and an in-depth understanding into workings of procurement and its importance in port strategy. The course also provided insights on port /harbour design and management. It also offered the delegates an overview on global business from a strategic and operational perspective. The course also included a tour of the JNPT port to see the operations of the port, followed by a training session on soft skills, by Dr.JayashreeFadnavis.