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 EMPL (DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion).

Union leaders & activists, seafarers and dockers, young workers & more experienced members, women & men are attending the first of our four training sessions that started in Genoa, Italy.

In total, six PortEconomics members – Pierre Cariou, Michael Dooms, Peter de Langen, Theo Notteboom, Thanos Pallis & Francesco Parolla – will deliver four training sessions, with the aim is to deliver a good understanding of the trends and of the expected economic, organisation and regulatory developments in shipping, maritime transport, and ports.

The forthcoming sessions will take place in the major European ports of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Lisbon.

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) is a pan-European trade union organisation which embraces transport trade unions from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Central and Eastern European countries. It represents more than 5 million transport workers from more than 200 transport unions and 41 European countries.


PortEconomics educational and training programs have been attended by several stakeholders:


Source: Port economics