The Port of Hamburg is an important generator of jobs for the German economy. Countrywide, 265,000 jobs are directly or indirectly linked with Germany's largest seaport. In recent decades the traditional job description of a 'docker' has changed fundamentally. Standardization and mechanization of cargo handling systems and digitalization of process flows has made logistics as a whole a high-tech field. As a result, the requirements of those employed have continually changed and progressed further. Hamburg was and is optimally prepared for this. Numerous service providers from the IT services, initial and further training, research/consultancy and staff development areas offer a range of services to companies in the port and logistics industry. They also assist those interested in finding jobs and starting careers in the port. This applies, not simply to Hamburg, but worldwide.