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Work organisation in ports

Objective

The main objective of the WORKPORT project is to identify the impact of new technologies in ports, in the port's work environment and also to consider the application of new organisation and management concepts to meet new demands for ports.
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To contribute to the integration and efficiency of waterborne transport, in particular considering the effective application of new technologies in ports. To identify the main impacts of new technologies on the human factor, on safety at work, on social environment, on qualification, education and training demands. To identify the main trends in technology and management development at an international level. To investigate if and how lessons learned from other industrial sectors could be applied in the ports working environment. To assess how R&D results (and especially those of the 4th F.P.) might influence the ports' organisation and management, promote the integration of ports into the intermodal transport chain and increase their efficiency and competitiveness. To consider redesign of jobs in ports with implications on qualification demand, working structures, hierarchies, organisational arrangements and responsibilities.

The Immingham port in the United Kingdom The Duisburg inland waterways port in Germany The Thessaloniki port in Greece The Gothenburg port in Sweden The Rotterdam port in The Netherlands The Kotka port in Finland
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The project has links with WORKFRET, THALASSES, SPHERE, MET, EUROBORDER, INTERPORT.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Address
61,Ermou
54623 Thessaloniki
Greece

Participants (6)

CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
Address
Chalmers Science Park Sven Hultinsgata, 9
41288 Göteborg
GERHARD-MERCATOR-UNIVERSITY GESAMTHOCHSCHULE DUISBURG
Germany
Address
Lotharstr., 65
47057 Duisburg
NETHERLANDS ECONOMIC INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
K.p. Van Der Mandelelaan 11
3062MB Rotterdam
PORT AND TRANSPORT CONSULTING BREMEN GMBH
Germany
Address
Überseehafen
28361 Bremen
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Sähkömiehentie, 3
02055 Espoo
UNIVERSITY OF WALES CARDIFF
United Kingdom
Address
Park Place, Main College Building
CF10 3TL Cardiff