Earlier this summer final-year student at SOAS, University of London, Theodore Cohn won the prestigious Tom Leander Internship at Lloyds List, the world’s oldest continuously running journal. The three-month internship is supported by companies and associations across the maritime industry and it’s an excellent starting point for a career in the sector.
The internship aims to provide aspiring maritime journalists with a fast paced, deadline orientated experience of journalism, with unique training placements across the industry. Shoreham Port were delighted to host Theo for the day, for his first visit to a UK Port during his internship.
Theo spent the day learning about the different departments at the Port and the vital contribution they make to the smooth running of a busy commercial port. The day started with a trip out on the Port’s Pilot Cutter with the marine team, followed by time with the communications team where Theo learnt about the Port’s communications and stakeholder engagement strategy.
After lunch Theo continued his behind the scenes tour of the Port with the engineering team, discovering the infrastructure and innovative technologies that are utilised around the Port. The final visit of the day was to the Operations Division, where Theo was given the opportunity to enter one of the Port’s Sennebogen cranes. Theo climbed up into the cab of the crane to see the view of the Port from the perspective of a crane driver.
Theo commented “It has been an incredibly insightful day learning about port operations and I would like to say thank you to the Shoreham port team for arranging such an amazing plan for the day. I have learnt lots about the Ports Masterplan and unique engineering and was even able to drive a pilot cutter.”
Nicky Goldsbrough, Director of Corporate Services at Shoreham Port said “It was a pleasure to host Theo for the day and show him the dynamics of Shoreham Port. With so much breadth it’s a challenge to pack over 250 years of history and an eclectic mix of commercial activities into one day, but we are delighted Theo enjoyed his time with us and learnt a lot in the process.”