Study on maritime qualification in Hamburg

Titelblatt Studie: Maritime Qualifizierungskompetenzen am Standort Hamburg

Because of the international financial and economic crisis, the maritime economy has suffered heavy losses in growth. After a long-lasting upswing, especially Hamburg is affected as Germany's largest shipping and port location of this collapse. However, the maritime industry remains as a future market with high growth and employment potential, but in long-term there will be a shortage of skilled workers.

For this reason the Ministry of Economy and Labour of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has commissioned the study "Maritime qualification skills in Hamburg". The aim is to explain, how high is the need of qualitative professionals and which qualifications the maritime industry needs now and in the future.

In summary, the study offers:

  • An overview of all training providers in Hamburg
  • A summary of the maritime vocational and educational system in Germany
  • An overview of offers and gaps of the maritime training in Hamburg
  • Recommendations of strategic further qualifications of the maritime qualification location Hamburg

DSN identified together with the Institute for Innovation and Technology (IIT, Berlin), in course of this study, the existing competencies in the field of maritime skills, identified potentials and specific courses of action. In addition, they carried out an online survey of maritime training providers and maritime companies in Hamburg.

Fact Sheet

  • Client
  • Behörde für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Innovation der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg
  • Tasks DSN
  • Concept, editing, interviews, analysis of future challenges, development of policy recommendations, presentation
  • Year
  • 2009 bis 2010
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