The ‘Ports and Skills’ project concludes in Venice

A skills powerhouse for the port sector

by Port News Editorial Staff

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

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