Pursuing Excellence

​​​​​​​​​​To meet the on-going needs of our company, more learners from within and outside Transnet are to be enrolled and, where requested, learners from other countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region will be accommodated.

Transnet needs to grow the work force of qualified and dedicated people to help ensure that our ports and marine services continue to keep pace and run efficiently. The Maritime School of Excellence is a distinguished training enterprise in South Africa where all the necessary training takes place and all the essential skills can be learnt, to join the growing pool of quality human resources for the international maritime and port sector.

MSoE is about delivery, about productivity and about discipline!

Here, you obtain education and training setting you up for a new life!

If you have a desire to learn, we will help you grow in excellence with the know-how to solve problems, and cultivate your spirit of critical enquiry.

That’s because at Transnet we regard technical skills as absolutely key to our growth. We regard motivated young people, as central to the effectiveness of the service we provide.

If you have ever thought of a productive, interesting and challenging career in engineering or marine disciplines, then Transnet is the place for you.

Just like any other institution of further and higher learning, the MSoE has a calendar of courses on offer for both local and foreign learners. There are currently 17 Marine Training programmes on offer at the Maritime School of Excellence and the School plans to increase these to 20 programmes. ​

Marine Training Programmes

Marine Pilot training programme
Tug master training programme
Skipper Port operations
Vessel traffic service (VTS)
Motorman grade II
2nd Engineer port operations
Chief Engineer port operations
Dredging training programme
Shore hands
Steering and lookout
Ordinary Seaman Deck
Ordinary Seaman Engine
Able Seaman Deck
Able Seaman Engine
Marine Resource Management
Master Port Operations
General Purpose Rating
Berthing master

Terminal port operations and management offers:

Cargo Coordinator- Containers
Cargo Coordinator- Break Bulk
Cargo Coordinator- Roro
Rubber tyred Gantry Crane
Container reach stacker
Rail mounted Gantry
Container Straddle Carrier
Ship to Shore cranes
Empty container handler
Container High reach Stacker
Mobile Harbour Crane
Counterbalance Lift truck (F1-F4)
Wharf side Jib Crane
Driver Articulated Vehicle
Planner Training- containers
Bulk ship Loader
Woodchip Loader
Triple Charger
Bottom Discharger
Bulk Stacker
Tripper Car
Scrapper Reclaimer
Truck Loading Station
Conveyors and Moving heads
Tracktor-trailor combination- overhead electrical traveling crane: Pendant controlled/remote
Overhead electrical traveling crane: Cabin controlled
Mobile elevating work platform (Mewp)
Supervisory Development Programme
Port worker Development programme​