Ports are their people: PortEconomics trains ETF seafarers & dockers

PortEconomics has the pleasure to train those working at European ports, commencing today a series of training sessions ETF affiliated maritime and dockers unions with the overall theme being “Know your sector!”. The training programme on maritime and ports are developed by ETF Dockers and ETF Seafarers  – and is co-funded by European Commission DG… Read more »


Brexit: No 10 refuses to consider plans to have EU staff at British ports

Downing Street is refusing to consider proposals to have EU officials stationed at British ports serving Ireland, intended as part of a solution to the problem of the Irish border after Brexit. The compromise plan, which is under consideration by Ireland and Brussels, is aimed at “de-dramatising” the Irish border issue and reflects the fact… Read more »



The UK’s National Workboat Association is launching an ‘Understanding Fatigue’ campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels. A poster has been designed for display on all OESVs to help crews spot the signs   This comes in direct response to widespread concerns about the occurrence of fatigue among workboat crewmembers. The challenge… Read more »



KVH Industries’ approach to reducing cyber risk includes a cohesive group of initiatives, with seafarer training a primary focus. As the maritime industry turns to digitalization to help improve operational efficiency, there is increasing awareness of the importance of protecting networks and vessels from cyber risks. KVH Industries, Inc., has announced “6-Level Cybersecurity,” a cohesive… Read more »


Civitavecchia port signs labour agreement

Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) Francesco Maria di Majo and the President of the Port Company of Civitavecchia Enrico Luciani have signed an agreement regarding the supply of labour to the port. The agreement concerns the obligations of the Port Company of Civitavecchia regarding the high… Read more »


Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet

International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. Launched today, the new website www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org provides security-related guidance produced by the industry as well as links to other useful maritime and military security resources.  “In a world of increasingly complex security risks, it… Read more »


Scuola Italiana Logistico Portuale is adopt new purpose

The recent reform of Italy’s national port system (Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale – AdSP) does just affect the operations of the ports themselves, but also of port work and training for workers. “These changes envisage new tools to allow the retraining and redeployment of port workers, where necessary, and ensure adequate training paths, a chapter… Read more »