Today at AGCT we welcome our two-hundredth employee! Seven new employees were employed on March 1st thus increasing the total number of employees in the company to 206 full-time employees, and more than 250 workers including subcontractors.
“Based on our positive projections for Port of Rijeka, we are continuing to grow our workforce. Since mid 2019, we have added 37 employees, providing new employment opportunities in City of Rijeka and Croatia” - said Mr. Emmanuel Papagiannakis, AGCT CEO and added: “After passing 300,000 TEU milestone we continue to grow volumes. The first two months of 2022 have been exceptionally strong with over 30% growth. This is a result we are extremely proud of, during a time of many challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandenmic. The dedication of all our hard working employees have allowed us to overcome these challenges.
“With volume growth, new employment opportunities open. Since the beginning of this year, we have had a new wave of employment in our Company, given that, due to the volumes growth we plan to introduce a regular 3rd shift from April” - added Ivana Forenbaher, HRD Manager. Back in 2011, when ICTSI assumed the management of AGCT, we only had 100 direct employees. Through continuous expansion of our customer base, backed up by investment in state of the art handling equipment and IT systems we are pleased to see the continuous creation of employment opportunities.
Through cooperation with the local community and the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka and other higher education institutions in the field of logistics in the Country, AGCT actively contributes to the development of a new niche in the field of logistics. In addition to regular student internships, AGCT has become a partner in the PANDORA project led by the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies. Furthermore, earlier this year, AGCT announced it will cooperate with the Maritime School Bakar, forming a new program providing training for new port operators which is planned for launch in 2023. This will ensure Rijeka maintains its position as a leading maritime education center in Croatia and Southeast Europe
Photo: operator Đorđe Balać, 200th employee and Emmanuel Papagiannakis, CEO