EThekwini Maritime Cluster Training and Skills Development Programme

As part of its Training and Skills Development Programme EMC ( EThekwini Maritime Cluster ) has identified a need to develop and train Maritime Economists as we have identified a gap in terms of this niche area of study in the sector. Maritime Economists will fulfil the following role in the industry:

Closing Date: 18 May 2016
Location: Durban

  • Economic and financial evaluation of port
  • Analyze the economic factors involved in maritime-related products distribution
  • examine the techniques of finance and recommend improvements
  • Outline organizational structures of maritime-related business concerns
  • Shipping and mining projects
  • They may also have to study government regulations and requirements in maritime business.


The skills listed below are representatives of those acquired from study of economics, and may be applied in various occupations e.g. maritime economists.

  • Writing reports / articles / proposals
  • Projecting / forecasting results
  • Applying quantitative analysis
  • Generating solutions
  • Evaluating policies
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Performing costs / benefit analyses
  • Analyzing results
  • Testing and idea / hypotheses
  • Applying statistical method


Economists who pursue a job as a maritime economists will be on of an elite group. There is a relatively few positions in this field, however a lot of companies in the Maritime Industry would require an economists with a marine background.


A Bachelor of Commerce Degree – Economics. Honours/Master degree in Economics is an added advantage.

How To Apply

Suitable applicants should e-mail their CV’s with a covering letter to by no later than the 18th May 2016 by close of business