The German model of labor organization in port terminals is more effective

The German model of organizing the labor process of personnel at port terminals is more effective. To ensure the functioning of enterprises in Germany, less employees are involved.

This was announced by the participant of the L.A.B. project, executive director of the UkrTransAgro terminal Artem Mazny.

"For example, ATR terminals in Lübeck and Rostock employ 8 and 10 people respectively, 15 people are employed at the Silo P.Kruse terminal in the port of Hamburg. At the same time, about 80 people work at the UkrTransAgro terminal. And this raises the question of both the corresponding wage fund and the question of the effectiveness of the work as a whole," Artem Maznyi said.

He noted that the Germans count only the main personnel involved on an ongoing basis at terminal facilities in the technological process. All auxiliary work (for example, repairs) is performed with the involvement of specialists in outsourcing, or is performed in the head offices of managing companies (accounting, IT) and are not directly related to the terminals operation.

The terminal director emphasized that Germany has a more liberal labor legislation, it allows for more flexible approach to the planning of the staff work schedule. The German terminals have employees who have adjacent specialties, in addition to the main, that allow one person to perform more duties.

"Therefore, in terms of flexibility, the German model of organization of the personnel labor process is more effective. This gives much more savings to their companies than under the same conditions in Ukraine," he commented.

He also noted that the terminals, visited by the project participants, can not be called technologically advanced, since many have gone far ahead, including the UkrTransAgro terminal.

"But nevertheless, German companies gain in efficiency through better organization of processes. This allows us to squeeze out the potential of existing capacities maximally," Artem Maznyi summed up.

Reference: the Mariupol Investment Group (UkrTransAgro, UTA Logistic) in partnership with the Center for Transport Strategies (CTS) launched a new project — L.A.B. Logistic Agro Benchmark., in terms of the exclusive cooperation with the CTS, will tell about the European experience of agrologistics and the possibility of its application in Ukraine.

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