A glimpse into logistics:

Students explore work environments of Cuxhaven logistics companies

The pupils of the Geschwister-Scholl-School Altenwalde at the Cuxport terminal in Cuxhaven. Picture source: Heuer/Geschwister-Scholl-Schule Altenwalde.Cuxhaven, 20 May 2019 - Under the headline "Logistics Day in the Cuxland 2019", local companies presented their training and career opportunities in the fields of port, transport and logistics to students from local schools on 14 May 2019. The declared aim of the annual event is to give students an understanding of the many career opportunities available in a future-oriented sector, particularly in the Cuxland region.

A total of 59 participating teachers and pupils from four regional schools were able to get to know professions such as port logistics specialist, bus and truck drivers, ship operation assistant or forwarding agent on a tour of the various company locations. This gave them a look behind the scenes of companies that play an important role in everyone's daily life but are not necessarily familiar to everyone.

At the Cuxport terminal of port service provider Cuxport and the DFDS Germany shipping line provided visitors with an insight into the huge dimensions of port handling. Whether containers, trucks with trailers or huge offshore towers – everything in the port is moved by crane or on heavy-duty tractors. At the towage and salvage company Otto Wulf, the focus was on the handling of logistics on the high seas – here the students learned about the profession of tug captain, who safely manouvers even the largest container ships to the port or from one place to another.

At Richard Heinbokel, the focus was the precise and safe transport of dangerous goods. The company with a branch in Hemmoor presented the various departments and professions. The bus company KVG Stade also focused on safe transport – but modern technology was also at the forefront of the training opportunities presented here.

The participants came from the Osteschule Hemmoor, the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule Altenwalde, the Hauptschule Otterndorf and the Realschule Cuxhaven. For the first time this year, ten future economics teachers, who are currently doing their preparatory service at the Cuxhaven study seminar, also took part at their own request. "Thus the teachers in the preparatory service gain the necessary insight and can arrange the instruction unit appropriately for the topic of logistics and, at the same time, can contribute to the occupation orientation of the pupils. The findings of the Logistics Day are passed on multiplicatorily in class in order to sensitise the pupils to this industry focus," confirmed Nadja Lechner, head of the business faculty & vocational orientation coordinator at the Realschule Cuxhaven.

The event, organised by the Cuxhaven Economic Development Agency (Agentur für Wirtschaftsförderung), normally takes place on the official International Supply Chain Day of the Federal Logistics Association (BVL) in April. However, since this year's event took place during the Easter holidays in Lower Saxony, the organiser had decided on an alternative date.

"We are particularly pleased that this year, we have again succeeded in persuading schools and companies to hold the Cuxland Logistics Day. This shows the continued great interest of the participants in this event format, which we will offer again in the coming years, again on the International Supply Chain Day on 2 April in 2020," confirm Dr Christian Rogge and Antje Streng, organisers of the Cuxland Logistics Day from the Agency for Economic Development.

"Cuxhaven is not only a wonderful place to live in. There are also many varied and challenging jobs with future prospects here. As companies based in the port, we would like to present these opportunities to the next generation and hope to see some of the visitors again in the futureas our employees," says Hans-Peter Zint, Chairman of the Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) and Managing Director of Cuxport. HWG supports the annual event of the Agency for Economic Development.


About the Agency for Economic Development
The Agency for Economic Development Cuxhaven (AfW) is the regional contact point for companies and business start-ups for all questions and concerns relating to promotion programmes and corporate service. The primary task is to promote sustainable economic development, to support the exploitation of new economic opportunities and technology trends and to market the district and the city of Cuxhaven as a business location.


About HWG

The Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) represents the interests of Cuxhaven’s maritime companies, institutions and private individuals united by the common goal of marketing and further developing the port at the mouth of the river Elbe. The HWG also promotes Cuxhaven’s standing as the most important port site for offshore wind energy in Germany. Current news about the HWG can be found on the Homepage, on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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