Port community learning needs: analysis and design

Edward Sweeney, Pietro Evangelista

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The port industry is facing a dramatic wave of changes that have transformed the structure of the industry. Modern seaports are increasingly shifting from a “hardware-based” approach towards “knowhow intensive” configuration. In this context knowledge resources, learning processes and training initiatives increasingly represent key elements to guarantee the quality of service supplied and hence the competitiveness of modern seaport communities. This paper describes the learning needs analysis conducted amongst key port community actors in three ports in the south east of Ireland during 2005 in the context of the I-Sea.Net project. It goes on to describe the learning requirements report and the training design carried out based on this analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Article number43
Pages (from-to)27-42
Number of pages16
JournalPomorski Zbornik
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2005


  • evolving role of ports
  • supply chain integration
  • information and communication technology
  • training need analysis
  • South East of Ireland


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