To include the Danube in logistics chains is not always obvious. Knowledge of the inland navigation system is required to do so. Since 2012 the initiative REWWay- Research & Education in Inland Waterway Logistics of the Logistikum Steyr (FH OÖ) and viadonau is working on integrating navigation in the relevant curricula. Furthermore, there is need for suitable teaching documents in various training programmes: from apprenticeships, haulage logistics and business academies with focus on logistics to university courses and advanced education programmes. Apart from experts in logistics, there is a lack of nautical qualified personnel. In the future the shortage of staff in navigation will be compounded by structural obsolescence. In an international market like Danube navigation international cooperation is essential in human resources development.
Improved teaching offers and international initiatives focussing on logistics education
Number of new apprenticeship positions for "Inland Navigation" per year
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31. 07. 2019