On 20 February 2019, the third Bilateral Maritime Forum Between The Republic of Indonesia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands was organized in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the morning, views on bilateral maritime cooperation were exchanged and future direction of the Bilateral Maritime Forum. In the afternoon, three sessions were organized for the relevant stakeholders regarding (1) maritime infrastructure, (2) capacity building, vocational training, research and education and (3) shipbuilding & maintenance, repair and overhaul. In the capacity building session, this was chaired by STC Nestra, were a presentation regarding capacity building by STC International in Indonesia was provided, as well as fruitful discussions about possible ways of collaboration with Indonesian education/training institutes in the fields of maritime.
On the 20th of March 2019, STC International was part of the Dutch delegation in Manilla during the 20th Annual JCMA meeting.
The JCMA ( Joint Committee on Maritime Affairs) is organized every year to discuss maritime topics relating to STCW’78 as amended, the IMO white list and the European Union. The Netherlands is the only country who has such bilateral meeting.
STC International and STIAMAK Surabaya have signed a MoU on 30 January 2019 regarding the intent of cooperation in providing training and education in the field of port and terminal. STIAMAK Surabaya cooperates in this field with Pelindo III, the Indonesian Port Company in the Surabaya region.
A group of students from a university in Peru visited STC International and STC Group as part of an academic mission in the week of 21 to 24 of January 2019. The Universidad del Pacífico is an academic community specialized in degrees and programs related to economics, law and management both in the private and the public sectors.
STC International and IPC Corporate University are in a long-term relationship regarding the improvement of the port operation training offering in Indonesia via train-the-trainer programmes and curricula development. The planning of activities for 2019 was agreed upon, as well as a fruitful discussions regarding further cooperation concerning certification and accreditation of training programmes in the future.
On Friday the 14th of December the convenant Partners for International Business (PIB): Shipbuilding Cluster Indonesia has been signed at RVO in The Hague by the following organisations: RVO, NMT (coordinator of the PIB), Alewijnse Marine, CSI Control Systems, Damen Shipyards Group, Hydromaster Propulsion, Royal IHC, STC International and Transocean Coatings.
On November 29th 2018, an Umbrella Agreement between STC and SENA was signed in order to strengthen the work ties between the two institutions since 2012. SENA as a public educational institution has been one of the main partners of STC for the projects developed in Colombia.
On the 10th of December 2018, STC was present at the State Visit of the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Mr. Fonseca.
President Fonseca was welcomed by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima.
The consortium of STC International, STC-NESTRA and Deltares carried out a study aimed at assessing the technical, economic and environmental pre-feasibility of a new canal for inland waterways transport (IWT) in Argentina. This was done on behalf of Rijkswaterstaat and Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).
On the 15th of November 2018, in Santiago de Chile, the Holland Alumni Network Chile was held with the invitation of excellency Mr. Harman Idema, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Chile.