Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd (BGC) organised its third Maritime Talent Pipeline Achievements Ceremony (MTPAC) at its headquarters in Jerudong yesterday, in celebration of important milestones – the promotion to rank of BGC ship officers, the signing of contract for BGC scholars, the launch of BGC’s new Bridge Simulator Training Centre (BSTC) and a showcase of BGC’s Digitalisation initiatives.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah and Minister of Transport and Infocommunications and Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam (MPABD) Board Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof were the guest of honour.
Brunei Shell Joint Venture Companies senior management, BGC management, staff and families were also present.
BGC Managing Director Pengiran Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha in his welcoming remarks highlighted the importance of nurturing local talent in bracing for the unpredictable challenges of the maritime industry, and to optimise the current COVID-19 situation as a catalyst for exploring new means of working, increase adoption of digital technologies to ensure uninterrupted operations and improve the level of efficiency within the company.
He also stressed on BGC’s commitment to the development of Bruneian seafarers which remain a key focus area to strengthen not only the BGC workforce, but to support the growth of local talent in the Brunei maritime industry as a whole, adding that several important takeaways from the third MTPAC event included the continuous development and progression of local talent, official launch of the state-of-the-art BSTC and digital literacy showcase which highlighted BGC’s ongoing commitment to delivering a digital roadmap.
The event ended with a tour of the BSTC and the digital literacy showcase.