Personnel

  • Many companies in the Port of Rotterdam are reported as having a shortage of workers and many vacancies. Credit: Port of Rotterdam
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    Not immune to labour shortfall

    2019-06-02T20:26:00Z

    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
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    Healthy both inside and outside

    2019-03-03T19:39:00Z

    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
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    Shocking gap in mental health awareness in ports

    2019-02-18T11:48:00Z

    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
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    Advancing the role of women

    2018-12-20T15:40:00Z

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

  • Challenges remain to increasing the number of women in ports
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    Don’t underplay workforce diversity demands

    2018-11-19T11:36:00Z

    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
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    Countering port workforce weak spots

    2018-11-01T11:57:00Z

    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
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    Workplace bullying: a first-hand account

    2018-08-06T21:09:00Z

    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
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    Standing up to bullies in ports

    2018-06-21T09:29:00Z

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

  • Employee screening is vital for port workers
    News

    Tackling the terrorist threat in ports

    2018-04-30T09:23:00Z

    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
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    Training - to what degree?

    2018-03-29T12:11:00Z

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

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

    2017-12-16T09:59:00Z

    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
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    Digital revolution

    2017-12-04T08:43:00Z

    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
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    One for the team

    2017-11-06T10:04:00Z

    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
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    DP World under union microscope

    2017-06-07T10:49:00Z

    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
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    The gender divide

    2017-06-03T21:17:00Z

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

  • Late: the new Spanish Government has not yet moved to comply with EU law on port labour reforms
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    Past its sell-by date

    2017-02-03T09:18:00Z

    Spain’s port labour system is overdue for reform, as Mike Mundy explains

  • Engagement: messages, positive or negative, should be shared with workers as soon as possible. Credit: Maersk
    News

    Boosting morale

    2016-10-30T20:25:00Z

    Felicity Landon investigates how to keep employee morale up in tough times

  • All change: Kim Fejfer is moving on
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    APMT’s Fejfer to step down

    2016-09-22T09:49:00Z

    APM Terminals’ chief executive Kim Fejfer is to step down from his position on November 1 to make room for Morten Engelstoft, currently chief executive of APM Shipping Services and of Maersk Tankers, in the APMT hot seat.

  • Error: mismatch between health and safety incidents at box terminals reported by operators versus staff
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    Study points way forward for container safety

    2016-09-12T15:58:00Z

    A new independent study reveals that there’s a worrying mismatch when it comes to health and safety at ports with workers reporting higher levels of work-related harm than recorded in company data.

  • Slow start: ports are behind the curve when it comes to embracing wearables. Credit: emulibra
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    Workplace wearables

    2016-09-05T09:43:00Z

    Wearables can target safety and communications, finds Martin Rushmere