Working ashore

Would you like to work within the maritime community without spending time at sea? There are plenty of job opportunities ashore that are linked to maritime operations. These range from back-office functions in shipping companies, jobs in the port sector and logistics operations through to administrative positions in maritime public authorities.

For some of these positions it would be an advantage to have spent some time at sea, but many of these job opportunities are also available if you have no prior seafarer experience. Check out a few examples of interesting job opportunities in the maritime industry here!

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Ports

Ports form the seamless connection between sea and land. Countless jobs are located in the proximity of a port as ports have become energetic and important logistics centres with a wide variety of job opportunities.

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Shipping companies

Wherever a ship is going, planning its journey is crucial. This is the task of the seemly invisible organisers who are found in the back-offices of shipping companies all over Europe and the world.

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Logistics

After having traversed the oceans on board a ship, the cargo still has some ways to go before it reaches its final destination. When working in logistics you are responsible for the smooth onward transport of the cargo.

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Public authorities

Be the safekeeper of seafarers’ rights and work. Your tasks would be to make sure that all regulations are adhered to by the shipping companies or to go on search and rescue operations.

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