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Galician Ports See Labour Shortage In Shipyards

Galician ports see labour shortage in shipyards

Galician Ports See Labour Shortage In Shipyards

Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) June 15, 2018 – In the last 10 years, Galician shipyards have signed orders for around 30 vessels at a value of around €1.2 billion ($1.39 billion). However, the current problem is finding enough shipyard workers to complete the work.

There is not enough skilled labour in Galicia to guarantee deliveries on time, and businesses seek resources from outside Galicia; companies from Portugal, Andalusia and Asturias are already working in the shipyards of the Vigo estuary. These regions have seen a decline in their local shipbuilding industries. For Galician shipyards, this hinders the signing of future orders.

Enrique Mallón, general secretary of Vigo-base Asime (Asociación de Industriales Metalúrgicos de Galicia), says that newly-created have not been successfu and he estimates that 10% of the 5,000 strong workforce is from outside Galicia.

Companies with shipyards in Galicia include: Astilleros Armon Burela
, Astilleros Armon Vigo
, Navantia
, Astillero Barreras
, Factorias Vulcano
, Metalships & Docks
, Astilleros Jose Valiña, Astillero Francisco Cardama
, Nodosa
, Const. Nav. P. Freire, S.A
, Aister
 and Montajes Cancelas.

Source: La Voz de Galicia

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