Jobs and training
The Port of Venice's employment footprint
The Port of Venice is an important resource in its territory's economy: Its relevance can be gathered from the number of companies operating with their employees within the port.
A recent survey recorded 1,178 companies employing 16,886 people. They work in various operating sectors (e.g. services to ship and cargo) and in different locations (Marittima and Marghera).
Download the PDF with the survey's provisional results at the bottom of the page.
People, the strategic asset of the Future Port
The Port's economy is driven by the numerous companies that supply services to ships, passengers and maritime crew, and cargo-related operations.
The port of Venice, including associated industries, generates 21,000 workplaces, broken down as follows:
- 786 employed in port companies;
- 393 employed in specialised service providers complementing and supporting port activities;
- 106 employed in the company supplying skilled port workers;
- 195 employed in services of general interest;
- 224 employed in technical and nautical companies;
- 651 employed in companies listed under Art. 68 of the Navigation Code;
- 90 employed in companies providing collateral services;
- 500 employed by agents, forwarding agents and shipbrokers;
- 470 employed in Entities and other services;
- 3,400 directly or indirectly employed by Fincantieri;
- 250 employed in the Venice freight village.
Training in the port
As the competition between ports increases, the underlying production network needs to be organised and efficient, and must supply the highest standards in services.
In order to compete in the current scenario, the Venice Port Authority (VPA) implements policies aimed at enhancing people and the specific professional and vocational skills that characterise the port/sea cluster. Aware of the importance of its human capital, APV invests to improve professional skills, work safety conditions and the competitiveness of the Port of Venice. It has also founded two training and teaching/learning centres focusing on specific port-related disciplines:
- CFLI (Consorzio Formazione Logistica Intermodale) offers hands-on, theoretical and refresher courses for those already working in the port, in addition to students and workers who would like to train in the vocational and professional skills needed in the port, logistics and transport sectors.
- VE.MAR.S - Venice Maritime School: offers training activities, in line with the STCW '78-'95 international Convention, for the practical and theoretical training, and requalification of maritime staff and students or workers who would like to train to work at sea.