Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Mulders, Joseph H.


Port of Aden, which was once famous in bunkering and transit trade, has passed through a recession period in the last two decades due to various reasons. At present the Government is taking substantial measures for developing and modernizing the Port of Aden so as to accommodate modern large specialized vessels. She also constructed another two secondary Ports, Port of Mukalla and Port of Nishtun, so as to promote the infrastructure in Yemen. In addition, the Government established a Maritime Training Centre to train the maritime personnel in the Port of Aden and other ports in cargo operations and other specialities needed in the port. The aim of this paper is to describe the new development which occurred in all ports in the south part of the Republic of Yemen, to assess the present educational level and qualifications of the marine personnel in those ports and to propose new training and education programmes.