Euro-ZA is a project aiming at capacity building in the field of maritime education. All the six EURO-ZA partners from Europe, UK and South Africa have a long history in maritime education – some European partners over 100 years. This short story outlines a few thoughts and ideas that arose from the project that is ending at the end of July 2022.
COVID-19 virus lead to a pandemic, and started a global crisis in March 2020. From the very beginning, the key aspect to sort the crisis has been security of supply.
SAMK (Satakunta University of Applied Sciences) is involved in a cooperation project to
develop maritime education in South Africa, whose universities are aiming to raise the standard of their education to equal that in Europe.
Piloting is an ancient traditional profession. The pilot has secured access to the high-risk seaport in our congested archipelago fairways as a local expert. Work commences in both icy and horizontal snowfall on a January night and in the August sunshine.
Ports are hubs for traffic. In Finland, 80% of import and 90% of export is done with ships. Just in time arrival is critical for port operations, and the whole transportation chain.