EU: Training in inland shipping to be standardised30.06.2017 EU: Training in inland shipping to be standardised
Deutsche Verkehrszeitung, 30 Jun 2017, p.7:-
The EU wants to standardise the training for people intending to work in the inland shipping sector. This is hoped to make it easier to enter the industry. Talks are under way in the European Parliament and the European Commission. Today different training standards apply from one country to another and even from one river to another. The average age of people working in the inland shipping sector is 55.