Maritime career profiles in transition

10th Bremer Schifffahrtskongress

The Kieserling Foundation has sponsored the Bremer Schifffahrtskongress (Bremen Shipping Congress) for the second time. In the 10th year of the event, which is organised by the University of Bremen in cooperation with North German educational institutions and maritime organisations, the conference focused on issues relating to the development and future of maritime career profiles. Topics such as “Germany as a shipping location in 2016 – current prospects for maritime human resource management”, “Economic development prospects for the maritime economy and the importance of human capital”, “Maritime career profiles in transition – shifting roles and changing professional requirements at sea and on land”, “Current developments in nautical ship management” and “Current developments in ship engine operation (focus on LNGs)” were presented and discussed in lectures and workshops. The industry forums “Offshore – wind energy” and “Port management” were also present for the first time at the 10th congress. With around 150 attendees, the Bremer Schifffahrtskongress is currently the only German forum of this magnitude that systematically addresses the current challenges in maritime human resource management.

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Once again this year, for the third time, the Bremer Schifffahrtskongress awarded prizes for outstanding theses produced by students in maritime-related technical colleges and universities of applied science. From left to right: Prize winners Florian Schubert, Robert Völk, Bremer Rhederverein; prize winner Annika Schellbach; Runa Jörgens, German Shipowners’ Association; Prof. Dr Lena Pundt, University of Bremen; Marc Petrikowski, Bundesverband der See- und Hafenlotsen e.V.; Prof. Dr Werner von Unruh, Jade University Elsfleth; prize winners Franziska Hansen and Svenja Schneider are not in the photo.

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