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Ports bring direct and indirect employment

A lot of different people are needed to operate a port. Ports operate every day of the week. Many types of work are also carried out at night.

  • Some of the people who work in ports require degrees or other qualifications.
  • Other workers do not need such a high level of education but do require a lot of training.
  • Some people work for businesses which operate from the port.
  • Ports provide many job opportunities for people who live near ports.
  • Some, like Customs officers, work for the government.
  • While a lot of the trucks are owned by big transport companies, many of the truck drivers own their truck and work for themselves.
  • Many businesses exporting and importing goods have their offices and warehouses near the port.

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