WATCH AN INTRODUCTION TO MARITIME TRANSPORT
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT
By maritime transport we mean the transport of goods, of persons and the infrastructures needed for it. Maritime transport is the world’s primary method for the movement of goods. In fact, 80% of all goods transported use this method, which equates to 5.1 billion tons of merchandise per year. In passenger transport, each year more than 400 million passengers embark and disembark at European ports. Marine transport also offers the lowest amount of greenhouse gasses per transported unit.
In Europe 267,000 persons work in ports, warehousing and other relevant job positions, while in the sector of goods and passenger transport, there are 235,000 people working. The maritime sector offers many opportunities to travel and the chance to work with people from different countries and cultures. Diversity is the most attractive element and one of the most important strength of maritime transport.
The different careers require individuals with good problem-solving and lateral-thinking abilities. You might be working as a fork lift driver, a ship’s captain, a stevedore (a.k.a. chief docker), a salesman or an engineer.