Training and Education

In this section:

Governance Training Training and Development - Shore Staff Training and Development - Sea Staff
Governance Training

CNCo expects all its employees to comply with the Code of Conduct and in 2013, the company introduced Code of Conduct training for its shore employees. The training was initially conducted in Singapore and the training material was prepared for wider company roll out in 2014. This was also considered advisable as we seek to meet the provisions of the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

To ensure that employees understood the Code, an on-line ethics test was introduced. The exercise comprise viewing an FAQ video, reading the Code and then answering five randomly chosen questions from a question bank. All employees are expected to obtain 100% score in the on-line quiz with those who initially don’t, being mentored through until they do. The test is repeated biennially to ensure the employees refresh their awareness with the content of the Code.

Training and Development

Shore Staff

CNCo continues to invest in the training, learning and development of all employees. The focus of shore employees’ training had been on soft skills development, such as negotiation skills, people management, interpersonal skills and leadership skills training.

In Singapore, shore staff attended 1,086 hours of training with the total cost of SGD 77,533.

In Australia, training for shore staff covered 2,085 hours with the total cost of AUD 122,967.

In New Zealand, shore staff employees received 983 of training hours with the total training cost of NZD 24,188.

Sea Staff

Statutory Training – International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW): 2010 (as amended in Manila) will come into force on 01 Jan 2017. In 2013, officers and crew were undertaking the relevant courses required to revalidate their Certificate of Competency and prepared our seastaff cadre to be ready for this implementation.

CNCo puts a lot of focus on Safety Training. With the addition of the new S- and W-Class vessels to the fleet, there was a need to ensure that all our engineers and electrical officers attend main engine and crane operation courses conducted by the equipment manufacturers. Prior to the vessels’ delivery, safety familiarisation was completed for each vessel by way of on-site training. CNCo also committed to reinstating the Safety Awareness Courses in Singapore in 2014 for our officers.

The Cadetship Programme was on-going with cadets from PRC, HK and from the South Pacific Islands. As a strategic sustainability objective, CNCo has committed to recruit 15% of its required cadet intake from the key and core stakeholder communities in the South Pacific Islands by the end of 2016 (which has been met) and 25% by the end of 2020.


Details of the breakdown of CNCo’s seagoing workforce as at 31 Dec 2013 are shown in the tables in the Data Section