Valencia – 27.03.19. Last Monday, the meeting of the Training Committee “Employment, Training & Maritime Expertise’s Committee” of MEDPORTS, the association of Mediterranean ports, took place in Marseille, with the participation of the training director of the Fundación Valenciaport, Ana Rumbeu.
MEDPORTS, established in June 2018, includes six working committees dedicated to Training, Sustainability, Security, Relations with International Institutions, Market Analysis and Smart Ports.
The mission of the training committee is to identify the current training needs of the personnel of the port authorities, as well as their port communities, to identify the new professional profiles that will be necessary in the coming years due to the challenges posed by the sector and, as a direct consequence, to design training methodologies and programs that offer the ideal training to strengthen the new skills.
In addition to the Fundación Valenciaport, the following entities were present at the meeting: the Mediterranean Institute of Maritime Transport (IMTM) of Marseille Fos Port Authority ; the Escola Europea Intermodal Transport of Barcelona Port Authority ; the Mediterranean Training Institute of Maritime Affairs (IMFMM) in Radès City of the Tunisian national ports Authority (OMMP) ; the Port Training Instute (PTI) of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (Egypt) and the port authorities of Damietta (Egypt), Civitavecchia (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain).
MEDPORTS, brings together twenty of the main ports in the Mediterranean. The founding members of MED Ports are the ports of Barcelona, Tarragona, Algeciras and Valencia (Spain); Civitavecchia, Construia and Venice (Italy); Marseille Fos and Toulon (France); Luka Koper (Slovenia); Arzew, Skikda and Bejaia (Algeria); Tanger MED (Morocco); Damietta (Egypt); Beirut (Lebanon); and Malta, as well as the state agencies Puertos del Estado (Spain); the Office de la Marine Marchande et des Ports (Tunisia); and Serport (Algeria). The ports of Alexandria (Egypt), Durres (Albania), Thessaloniki (Greece) and l’Agence Nationale Portuaire (Morocco) have yet to confirm their membership.
The Executive Committee of MEDPORTS is composed of the representations of three Spanish Port Authorities (Valencia, Algeciras and Barcelona), two Italian ones (Civitaveccia and Venice) and others from France (Marseille), Slovenia (Koper), Egypt (Damietta), Algeria (Skikda) and Morocco (Tanger Med).