• 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 June 19

13:02 Van Oord awarded large contract for Mozambique LNG project
12:34 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard starts constructing vessels of new project
12:12 ICS meets in Faroe Islands
11:58 Frigate Admiral Gorhskov of RF Navy's Northern Fleet sails through Panama Canal
11:37 Ship inspection platform Idwal urges investors to carry out due diligence on asset condition as standards decline
11:19 WMU signed MOU with Higher Institute of Maritime Studies, Morocco
11:12 Damen signs Phase II contract with International Organization for Migration for nine additional SAR 1906 search and rescue boats
10:55 ABB wins system package with Keppel for dredging contractor Van Oord
10:33 Lavna coal terminal to reach design capacity of 18 million tonnes in 2022
10:00 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:38 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, June 19
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.03% to $62.16, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.22% to $54.23
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,135 points

2019 June 18

18:36 Spotlighting IMO's actions on climate change
18:31 Transborders Energy signs joint study agreement with Kyushu Electric Power for FLNG Solution
18:06 Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings signs MoU with HHC and Thaitan
18:03 Container service boost at Bristol Port
17:53 IMO and UN Environment – working together to keep the Mediterranean clean
17:36 ZIM introduces myZIM Personal Notifications
17:21 Incat launches a new 111-metre ferry for Spain
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate increase from Japan to Middle East
16:42 Nor-Shipping 2019 sets new records
16:20 Fincantieri and CNR present the results of six multidisciplinary research projects
16:04 Atlantic Towing buys Havyard 833 WE – build no 126
15:25 Live stream of IWW passenger transportation meeting, part of SmartTRANSPORT, starts on IAA PortNews website at 10:00, June 21
15:04 Port of Oakland approves Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan
14:33 Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship hull assembly begins at Meyer Turku shipyard
14:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces FAK from East Asia to Europe and Mediterranean
13:30 Port of Singapore bags “Best Seaport in Asia” for 31st time and also “Best Green Seaport”
13:02 Major shipping banks to launch the Poseidon Principles in line with IMO’s Greenhouse Gas strategy
12:41 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approves revised project for Phase 1 of dry bulk terminal in Taman
12:28 Bunker prices show slight changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:24 Jan De Nul secures Formosa 2 OWF contract in Taiwan and underlines its expansion in Asian OWFs
12:05 AtoB@C starts to offer port towage and related services in Port of Raahe
11:39 East-Siberian Inland Navigation Company launches bunkering tanker of Project RT37 for Baikal
11:16 Regional Manager Simon Neo set to leave IBIA
10:52 IBIA board member elected President of the Panama Maritime Chamber
10:47 NAVTOR integrates environmental regulations into voyage planning with Total Marine Solutions MOU
10:27 Maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region easier with BASEMAPS
09:53 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.05% to $60.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.1% to $51.88
09:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 18
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,093 points

2019 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate