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Will the ice break?

24 June 2019

The relationship between shipping and Swedish youth has been cold as ice for a while.
Can the icebreaker Atle make it better? The Maritime Convoy, which aim is to get young people interested in shipping again, was inaugurated today.

It is all about making shipping and its professions visible, ”said Ted Bågfeldt, head of the Maritime Academy in Kalmar in his opening speech at the quay next to the Amerikanskjulet in Gothenburg's harbor.

- I want to say that shipping is in many ways the future in of transport in Sweden. Sea transport will increase, which means that more and more staff will be needed. But then maybe someone thinks; What with this self-driving vessels then? Our conclusions are that the skills will change, not the numbers of personel.

Then it was time for the people gathered to go on board Atle and become familiar with both the ship and its’ staff.  After that, one could visit the tent on the quay and get information from all exhibitors. But at this time in the early morning, round ten o'clock, only  the oldest and the smallest had found their way to the convoy. The main target group had probably not gotten out bed yet..
Will the be here in time? Atle closes at 15.00!
Wakey wakey boys and girls!

The convoy stops here:
24 June Göteborg - Amerikaskjulet, kaj 36
26 June Lysekil - Anderssonskajen
28 June Halmstad - Nissankajen
30 June Helsingborg - Pixlapiren
2 July Karlskrona - Verköhamnen
6 July Norrköping - Pampushamnen
9 July Stockholm - Frihamnen, F650
12 July Härnösand
14 July Örnsköldsvik - Stadskajen
16 July Skellefteå - Skelleftehamn, Handelskajen/Jubileumskajen
18 July Luleå - Gamla Malmkajen

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