Supercargoes & UK Cadets
Supercargoes are a team of specialized technicians, who are employed by Africa Express Line to monitor and maintain AEL’s fleet of Reefer units and Controlled Atmosphere units during sea transit.
AEL currently sponsors 20 Merchant Navy cadets on a 3 year nautical college / sea phase course under the UK Government SMarT funding scheme.
The Government’s Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme has been running since April 1998 and supports courses approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
They also support the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) for the training of officers, officer cadets and ratings.
The Government’s principal objective in supporting merchant navy training is to facilitate an adequate supply of UK maritime expertise to meet the nation’s economic and strategic requirements.