PHOTO: JENS NØRGAARD
Ships from all over the world come to Danish shipyards for reparations or re-building. A frequent guest at Orskov Yard in Frederikshavn - the British research and supply ship from Falkland Islands - Ernest Shackleton.
Unfortunately, this was not reason enough for the Ministry of Industry to stop DanPilot’s order of 11 new pilot boats in a foreign shipyard this past summer. The deal could mean that 70 jobs would be maintained or created in Denmark. For the environmental vessels it is about approximately 500 one-year contracts and employment of a number of subcontractors. On top of this, the state would get approximately 40 percent of the costs returned in the form of tax revenues. GREATER VISIBILITY IN THE INDUSTRY About 100,000 people are directly or indirectly employed in the Danish maritime industry. With approximately 40,000 employees, the maritime industry is the part of the industry with the largest share of employees in Denmark. The
industry is based on intensive knowledge in specific fields, and hard-working employees. According to Jenny Braat, the problems are slowly being acknowledged in the political area. Knowledge and industry are without a doubt intertwined. The current approach is insufficient - we need technically skilled employees and PhD graduates for the more specified technical areas of profession.
in the global market due to its technology advanced products and specialized products and solutions.
- We have to be more visible within the educational system and show the many possible maritime educations we offer, which can lead to a long, exiting and versatile career in the Danish maritime industry. We have to get in touch with the youth, and we have to cooperate with educational institutions in order to make sure that the sufficient skills needed to work in the maritime business are being taught in
We have to be more visible within the educational system and show the many possible maritime educations we offer. - CEO, Jenny N Braat, Danish Maritime DAILY NEWS ON WWW.MARITIMEDENMARK.DK
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