From 27th to 29th September 2022, the port of Venice hosted the fourth, and last, training exchange activity envisaged in the “Ports and Skills” project. Part of the European Erasmus+ 2014-2020 programme, it was the result of a partnership between The North Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority, as project leader, and the ports of Valencia (Fundacion Valenciaport), Rotterdam (STC Group), Venice (Intermodal Logistics Training Centre – which the North Adriatic Port Network Authority has shares in) and Provincia di Livorno Sviluppo.
The exchange and training initiative, entitled ‘New Port Skills: Passenger Security in Cruise and Commercial Terminals’, was organized by the Intermodal Logistics Training Centre.
The Livorno delegation consisted of 14 participants from the most wide-ranging set ups: the North Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority, Centro Internazionale Spedizioni, Compagnia Impresa Lavoratori Portuali, Compagnia Portuale Livorno, LV-Ghianda-Grimaldi, Porto di Livorno 2000, Sintermar, Darsena Toscana and Provincia di Livorno Sviluppo.
During the LTTA (Learning, Teaching, Training Activities) the participants visited the port terminals “Venezia Terminal Passeggeri”, “PSA Venice – Vecon”, “Venice Ro-port MoS”. In addition, training activities were carried out at the CFLI and AdSP-MAS premises, with speeches by experts from the Port Authority, AdSP-MAS, VTP terminal and SWI-Group.
The ‘Ports and Skills’ project saw the participation of 90 management-level professionals from the ports of Livorno, Venice, Valencia and Rotterdam. The port of Livorno participated in the initiatives, with a total of 44 beneficiaries from the area’s port and port-logistics companies (CILP, CIS, CPL, Inter Repairs Nord, LV-Ghianda-Grimaldi, Porto di Livorno 2000, SDT, TCO).
During the final meeting, the partnership decided, on the basis of the excellent project results achieved, to continue working together to apply for a further Erasmus + funded project under the 2021-2027 seven-year period. The aim is to further explore new skills and vocational training in ports.
Translation by Giles Foster