Nimi Ramchand will be speaking on behalf of the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). Her topic will cover the Ports Authority’s role in coastal marine tourism.
She has a background in Civil Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Maritime Logistics; having researched Port-City integration as her thesis. She has lectured post-graduate topics in port logistics at the University of Stellenbosch.
Ms Ramchand has been with the Transnet National Ports Authority since 2000. She is responsible for the long-term strategic development of the South African ports, ensuring that sufficient port capacity is planned to meet demand drivers. She is currently involved in planning the mega port projects in South Africa over the long-term.
During her Transnet career she has been involved in port dredging; port engineering and strategic port development planning.
TNPA plays a leading role in the South African Maritime Industry.
It operates within a legislative and regulatory environment created by the National Ports Act 2005 (Act No. 12 of 2005). It is responsible for the safe, effective and efficient economic functioning of the national port system in South Africa, which it manages in a landlord capacity. It further provides port infrastructure and marine services at the eight commercial seaports in South Africa.