Ports

Ports are the seamless connection between sea and land. Countless jobs are located within 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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Modern ports are the busy hubs for worldwide logistics

Modern ports are the busy hubs where land-based transport networks like roads and rail tracks meet the extensive network of seagoing ships. Millions of tons of cargo are handled in the ports every day, serving global, regional and national supply chains. The vast majority of consumer goods, industrial products and raw materials are transported by sea and efficient ports are a cornerstone in today’s global flows of cargo. Would you like to pursue a career in the port sector? The opportunities are plentiful! Many parties co-operate in a port environment to offer the services demanded by shipping lines, logistics providers and cargo owners.

Bridge between land and sea

The Dockers take care of the physical handling of the cargo. Today most cargo is either unitised in the form of containers or pallets, or is transported via automated pumping or grabbing systems. Containers are usually handled by big cranes and highly skilled crane operators and operators of reach-stackers are in demand to handle containers from ship to shore or vice versa. To move containers within the port area, operators of straddle carriers and trucks are needed.

In a port operation many different types of back-office support functions are needed, such as financial staff who deal with the collection of port dues, engineers, mechanics and construction workers who attend to the technical equipment and superstructures and staff who deal with strategies, marketing and external relations.

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