Personnel

  • Many companies in the Port of Rotterdam are reported as having a shortage of workers and many vacancies. Credit: Port of Rotterdam

    Not immune to labour shortfall

    2019-06-02T20:26:00+01:00

    Iain MacIntyre finds out how ports have had to overcome old-fashioned thinking to ensure a viable workforce in the future

  • In the male-dominated port business, it isn’t common to talk about mental health issues. Credit: 123rf

    Healthy both inside and outside

    2019-03-03T19:39:00+00:00

    There is still much to be done to address the issue of poor mental health among port workers, finds Kate Jones

  • Mental wellbeing in port workers deserves greater attention

    Shocking gap in mental health awareness in ports

    2019-02-18T11:48:00+00:00

    Mental health issues are not being properly addressed in ports — that’s the message from ex-workers and specialists in an exclusive Port Strategy (PS) feature.

  • Encouraging gender diversity needs to be started at the recruitment process

    Advancing the role of women

    2018-12-20T15:40:00+00:00

    The campaign to encourage more women into ports is gathering pace. Felicity Landon reports

  • Challenges remain to increasing the number of women in ports

    Don’t underplay workforce diversity demands

    2018-11-19T11:36:00+00:00

    Workforce diversity strategies for ports and terminals demand the same care and commitment as sales and marketing plans, according to a top Navis executive.

  • Human behaviour makes ports vulnerable. Credit: Anupong Sakoolchai

    Countering port workforce weak spots

    2018-11-01T11:57:00+00:00

    Iain MacIntyre speaks to experts in the field from around the world to examine the level of cyber security risk presented by the human factor in ports.

  • Uncompromising attitudes in the workplace can be distressing. Credit: 123rf

    Workplace bullying: a first-hand account

    2018-08-06T21:09:00+01:00

    Port Strategy follows up on the issue of bullying in ports with a first hand account of a former employee of an Australian port that claims to have suffered in its hands. Iain MacIntyre reports.

  • Dover is said to be investigating claims of inappropriate behaviour. Credit: Paul Wishart, 123rf

    Standing up to bullies in ports

    2018-06-21T09:29:00+01:00

    Iain MacIntyre asks key stakeholders if workplace harassment and bullying in ports is a global issue

  • Employee screening is vital for port workers

    Tackling the terrorist threat in ports

    2018-04-30T09:23:00+01:00

    Pinkerton’s Weynand Haitjema explains the options available to ports facing down sabotage from both within and without

  • At Tilbury a new simulator is no part of the training mix

    Training - to what degree?

    2018-03-29T12:11:00+01:00

    Apprenticeships or graduates? Felicity Landon considers the way forward in the ports industry

  • Gap: it is getting harder to find skilled port workers

    Labour challenge

    2017-12-16T09:59:00+00:00

    Are fully-owned port labour pools falling out of favour, asks Alex Hughes

  • New horizon: shipping now presents interesting career growth opportunities for IT practitioners

    Digital revolution

    2017-12-04T08:43:00+00:00

    Who do ports need on the team to be able to embrace digitalisation, Felicity Landon asks

  • Pull together: done effectively, teambuilding can develop relationships and bring people out of their shells. Credit: Forth Ports

    One for the team

    2017-11-06T10:04:00+00:00

    Motivating port teams is a worthwhile exercise, explains Felicity Landon

  • The union at DP World Southampton is one of the alliance members. Credit: DP World Southampton

    DP World under union microscope

    2017-06-07T10:49:00+01:00

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation is to target standards at DP World terminals around the world.

  • Steering a path: Auckland employee Johanna Hofmann takes to the controls on a portainer crane

    The gender divide

    2017-06-03T21:17:00+01:00

    Great strides have been made in breaking down the gender bias in ports, finds Dave MacIntyre