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29th May 2015 - Press Release

Future logistics professionals learn from the experts at Dover



The Port of Dover has welcomed future logistics professionals from the University of Greenwich as part of its on-going partnership with the University's MA in Logistics Transport and Supply Chain Management Consultancy programme.

This year, 19 students worked on projects which looked at aspects of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) project and Ro-Ro market development on the cross-Channel routes from Dover. The students were mentored by the Port’s Business Development Manager, Jason Ransley.

Jason Ransley, Business Development Manager, Port of Dover, says:

"This was a brilliant project for the students to get their teeth into and understand how we keep Dover, the Port and the UK economy moving. This year’s project looked at the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR), which offers the ultimate strategic location for developing cargo and logistics next to Europe’s busiest ferry terminal. Delivering a more efficient supply chain with fast, dedicated and direct access into Europe on the shortest sea crossing, the students were able to identify how Dover is uniquely placed to meet the logistics challenges of the future.”

The project is also another example of how the Port is working with young people through its Youth Engagement Scheme (YES) to increase knowledge and skills in the maritime industry.

John Whiteley, Senior Lecturer from the Business School at Greenwich University says:

”We are extremely grateful to the team at the Port of Dover for offering our students the opportunity to continue this valued partnership. This has been a brilliant opportunity for our young MA Logistics and Transport students, who cover a range of logistics, supply-chain management, and transport and management backgrounds, to come together and work with the Port on its flagship DWDR project, which is clearly extremely exciting for both the logistics industry and for Dover.”

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Issued by Corporate Affairs on 01304 240400 (ext. 4410 from 8.30 – 17.00)

Notes to Editors

  • The Port handles 13 million passengers, 2.4 million freight vehicles and £100 billion of UK/European trade.
  • The Port supports 22,000 jobs, many of which are in the local community.
  • It has a shared vision to protect and enhance short and long term port capacity for the nation whilst delivering the catalyst for the regeneration of Dover.
  • The Port of Dover has facilitated MA (Logistics and Transport) projects for Greenwich University since 2011.
  • John Whiteley (B. Tech, MBA) is a lecturer at Greenwich University and MA Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain Management Consultancy provides practical opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning through the development of e-logistics and supply chain management (SCM) solutions.
  • This course develops students’ abilities in several key areas, enabling them to: a) appreciate the variety of political, environmental and legal factors influencing the design and implementation of supply chain management strategies within different environments; b) apply their academic knowledge and practical skills to current SCM consultancy problems; c) become successful managers and influential leaders; and d) work effectively under pressure, either as part of a team or on own initiative, and within time constrained situations
  • This course is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK - CILT(UK).
  • The photo includes Senior Lecturer, John Whiteley, (right), Business Development Manager Jason Ransley (centre) and Tutor Nigel Wild (left) with 2015’s intake of students.

 

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