• 2019 March 22 10:50

    Maritime Incubator to be established at the Port of Gdansk

    The Port of Gdansk says buildings unfit for use today are soon to become a space for cooperation with start-ups, training courses for young people, and office and conference space. The Port of Gdansk wants to make specialist education available not only to schools or colleges, but also its business partners.

    The former garage building at ul. Na Zaspę 57 does not look encouraging to visitors. It is used partly as a warehousefor old equipment, but mostly, it has been decommissioned due to poor technical condition. The Port of Gdansk Authority decided to breathe new life into it. An agreement for the redevelopment of the space and a cooperationagreement with Centrum Nowych Kompetencji (EN: Centre for New Competence) has just been signed.

    "We have received a loan for the redevelopment within the framework of the Regional Operational Programme of Pomerania 2014-2020. Thanks to these funds, within a few years, the ruined building will be replaced with a new one, where young, innovative entrepreneurs will be able to work and school students will undergo training for work in the maritime industry. We can see there is a problem finding specialists, which is why we decided to take active part in the education of our future employees," says Lukasz Greinke, President of the PGA.

    The building, which belongs to the Port of Gdansk Authority, has a floor area of over 470 square metres. After the redevelopment, it will offer office space, coworking space, conference rooms, and a café.

    "Both start-ups and students, as well as larger commercial companies, our business partners for instance, will be able to use the conference space of the Incubator on preferential terms. In the newly developed space, they will be able to use modern simulators and see the effects of joint R+D projects carried out in cooperation with colleges and vocational schools from the Tri-City area. We also see the opportunity for organising student practice and training, workshops on port-related topics or multimedia classes for school students, which can also be held by our experts," explains Jowita Zielinkiewicz, Head of the Department of Innovation and Fund Acquisition at the Port of Gdansk.

    The Port of Gdansk Authority also signed an agreement with Centrum Nowych Kompetencji, which will make it possible to hold specialist courses involving the use of simulators. This way, students or future employees of the port and logistics industry will get to know the specificity of their future work in realistic conditions.

    "With a proper technical and logistic base, employers are able to provide those undergoing training for a given job with the best conditions to learn and take up work in the field later. This model of education also guarantees employers influence on the process of training young people in line with the most current market needs. Students who studied under the tutelage of the given employer often find permanent employment with them later," explainsJanusz Karp, Head of the Department of Maritime Education at the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation.

    "We are currently dealing with an unprecedented increase in transshipments at Polish ports. We expect further strong impetus for development. This makes all those closely connected with the industry realise that without cooperation in the area of acquiring the best employees, we will miss this opportunity. So I feel really optimistic when I meet with understanding and engagement on the part of the Port of Gdansk Authority in creating a solid educational centre with a professional base. Comparing the methodology of training in other centres in the world, I am certain that the strategy adopted at Centrum Nowych Kompetencji is as innovative as can be," explains Tomasz Pelc from Centrum Nowych Kompetencji.

    The cost of redevelopment of the building intended for the Maritime Incubator amounts to nearly PLN 5.5 million. According to the schedule, work will be completed in the first half of 2021.
    Centrum Nowych Kompetencji, located within the premises of the Port of Gdansk, will begin its training activity in September this year.

    The Port of Gdansk Authority cooperates with start-ups on a regular basis. This has made it possible to implement innovative pilot products, such as a dust emission measurement sensor system created by SeaData or the Smart Traffic Management System developed by Parkanizer. The PGA has concluded a number of agreements with Tri-City colleges and universities, enabling students of the Gdansk University of Technology for instance, to test their products at the Port of Gdansk.




2019 September 17

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18:05 MPC Capital and ZEABORN strengthen HARPER PETERSEN by combining their shipbroking activities
17:24 MOL issues integrated 'MOL Report 2019'
16:35 Eagle Bulk Shipping takes delivery of M/V Sydney Eagle
16:02 CMA CGM and TFG launch Rhine valley rail to German hinterland
15:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to New Zealand
15:02 Sembcorp Marine’s Brazilian shipyard completes Petrobras P-68 FPSO
14:56 CMA CGM strengthens its intra-European and Mediterranean offer with the launch of the Black Sea Marmara Morocco service
14:10 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase for Trans-Pacific eastbound
13:10 Zadar Cruise Port is Port of the Year 2019
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11:51 Combined Task Force Commanders discussed their shared aims and goals in tackling the threat of piracy
11:34 Lars Thrane makes its Iridium Certus® debut with the LT-4200 maritime satcom system
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09:43 Greenland research vessel picks MAN hybrid propulsion package
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2019 September 16

18:04 Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia
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17:50 Pella launched first serial trawler of Project 03095, Castor
17:25 Tenders on pilot projects for stevedoring company concessions in Olvia and Kherson ports officially announced
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16:29 USCG halts 2 illegal charters near Miami, Fort Lauderdale
16:04 Royal Caribbean to welcome first Quantum Ultra Class ship to North America
15:27 Boluda Towage Spain manoeuvres world’s largest container ship in port of Algeciras
15:04 Cargill and Maersk Tankers join forces in the Medium Range segment
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13:39 Jotun transforms turnaround times for storage tanks with a new TankFast solution
13:16 North Sea Port starts testing more reliable lockage planning for scheduled services in the Terneuzen lock
12:42 Meyer Turku is moving the delivery of Costa Smeralda to November
12:18 AEC welcomes Guggenheim Partners Investment Management as Arctic Partner
11:55 Professional emergency response team of Kontur SPb LLC recommended to be certified for emergency response to oil spills
11:21 Workshop on ISPS Code for Designated Authority and Port Facility Security Officers held in Ghana
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