Shipping might not be a 'sexy industry' but it provides important links for goods and services across the sea.
To help provide a future in the shipping industry for Australian Maritime College students, ANL recently announced three new scholarships for the AMC.
ANL general manager Pascale Toussal said ANL had a strong relationship with the AMC for many years, but the scholarships would offer another tie between education and industry.
"We have to become advocates for our industry," she said.
Ms Toussal said shipping might not be a sexy industry for most people, but there was one key message she wanted to send: "if there's no shipping, there's no shopping".
AMC principal Shuhung Chai said the scholarships would help nurture the next generation of logistics talent and built upon a strong, longstanding relationship between the two organisations.
"Around 90 per cent of world trade is moved on the oceans and developing a strong, skilled workforce is essential to keeping the multi-billion dollar international logistics industry afloat," Professor Chai said.
The $67,500 scholarship program, titled "Future You Powered By ANL", provides $7500 per annum to each of the three students for the full three years of their study.
"This new scholarship program from ANL Container Line will provide three students with the opportunity to further their education in this growing field, allowing them to immerse themselves in their studies and make the most of personal and professional development opportunities.
Professor Chai said AMC engaged with ANL regularly as part of its industry liaison committee and a number of AMC graduates had taken up internships and graduate positions in ANL's Melbourne headquarters.
The memorandum of understanding was signed at the AMC careers expo on Friday.