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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Erasmus University News

Photo: Siebe Swart/Port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam Port Hails North Sea Agreement

The Port of Rotterdam Authority considers it vital that the North Sea Consultation works towards a North Sea Agreement in the coming six months. This consultation is investigating where on the North Sea the challenges regarding food, energy and nature can be combined and where choices will need to be made.The Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW) is initiator of this consultation. The consultation concluded on 23 April, after which an in-depth meeting will be held with the representatives on 8 May.“The North Sea is not only our front yard…

Allard Castelein, CEO. Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority

Rotterdam Port Invests in Expansion

The Port of Rotterdam Authority said that its gross investments increased 91% to EUR408.1 million (USD461Mln) in 2018, the highest level since the construction of Maasvlakte 2.By far the largest part of this amount was used to further improve the logistical accessibility of the port of Rotterdam, for example by starting construction of the Container Exchange Route and building the Princess Amalia Viaduct, said a press release from the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam…

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Rotterdam Port Contributes USD 51.86 billion to Netherlands

USD 51.86 billion (EUR 45.6 billion) or 6.2% of the added value of the Netherlands is due to the Port of Rotterdam. This emerged in ‘The Rotterdam effect - Impact of Mainport Rotterdam on the Dutch economy’ study conducted by Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), commissioned by the Port Authority.Port of Rotterdam pointed out that it contributes twice as much to the gross domestic product than previously calculated. Traditionally, when determining the economic significance of the port, only direct employment and added value were measured, including the so-called backwards indirect effects.

Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Takes Second in Maritime & Aviation Sector in MT500 Rankings

Damen Shipyards Group has achieved second place in the maritime & aviation sector in this year’s MT500 rankings of the top 500 companies and institutions in the Netherlands. It also came twentieth out of 500 in the overall ranking, its best ever result.In the ratings breakdown, Damen achieved the full five stars for product leadership and employment practises. The winner in the maritime & aviation category was national airline KLM, with the Port of Rotterdam coming third.The MT500…

Frits Loomeijer, General Director of the Maritime Museum

First Offshore Exhibition at Maritime Museum Rotterdam

Over forty-five leading companies in the shipping and offshore maritime sector are among those who have contributed to the funding for the first ever exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to the offshore sector, to be housed at The Maritime Museum Rotterdam for the next seven years. Offshore Experience, which will open in mid-December, will provide visitors with a spectacular overview of the search for oil, gas, wind energy and renewables at sea. Frits Loomeijer, General Director of the Maritime Museum says…

Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

MPA to Enhance Collaboration with Rotterdam Port

Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Andrew Tan, attended the second Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) in Rotterdam. Hosted by the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR), the closed-door roundtable event brought together port authorities from major ports in Asia, Europe and US to network, exchange views and explore areas of collaboration. Participants included port authorities which attended the inaugural PAR in Singapore such as Ningbo Municipal Port Administration Bureau…

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Top Experts in Advisory PortXL

The advisory committee is, together with the board of trustees, the strategic advisory body of the PortXL accelerator program. PortXL is a mentorship driven open innovation program to accelerate tech startups from all over the world focusing on port related industries. The program wants to strengthen innovative activities into the ecosystem of Rotterdam and open the port of Rotterdam network to startups. "We are proud to have such a broad mix of leaders from various markets and areas of expertise.

Stolt-Nielsen Board Elects a New Director

The Board of Directors of Stolt-Nielsen Limited has announced the election of a new director, Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd AG. The Board of Directors of SNL received approval at the Company's Annual General Meeting in April of 2015 to fill two vacancies. With the addition of Habben Jansen as a director, the SNL Board now has six members, four of which are independent. Habben Jansen has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd AG, one of the world's largest container shipping companies…

Hans Feringa. Photo by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Team Tankers Appoints Hans Feringa as President and CEO

Team Tankers International Ltd has appointed Hans Feringa as new President and CEO. Feringa is the former President of Stolt Tankers, a division of Stolt-Nielsen Limited. He succeeds Jens Grønning, who has left the Company. "Under Jens' leadership, Team Tankers completed a comprehensive financial restructuring and established a solid operational model," said Morten Arntzen, Team Tankers Executive Chairman. "We are delighted that Hans will now be leading Team Tankers as the company focuses on growth and expansion.

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Rotterdam Mentality Ties City, Port & University

The Municipality of Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR), Erasmus University of Rotterdam and Rotterdam partners are joining hands to put Rotterdam more clearly on the map, both at home and abroad. The concerted profile under the motto ‘Make it Happen’ reflects the typical Rotterdam mentality and shows what the city, port and inhabitants stand for: pioneering, groundbreaking and no-nonsense. This unique collaboration aims to attract and retain the highly educated, businesses, trade, visitors and citizens.

Rolf Habben Jansen

Habben Jansen Takes over as Hapag-Lloyd CEO

Hapag-Lloyd announced changes in its Executive Board resulting from departure of Michael Behrendt and Ulrich Kranich; Anthony J. Rolf Habben Jansen, who has been a member of the Hapag-Lloyd AG's Executive Board since April 1, has assumed the position of CEO effective July 1. He succeeds Michael Behrendt, who left the Hapag-Lloyd AG's Executive Board as scheduled on June 30, as did COO Ulrich Kranich. The new COO is Anthony J. Firmin who joined the Executive Board today after 19 years at the company. Peter Ganz continues as CFO, a position he has held since April 2009.

New Executive VP for Van der Velden Marine Systems

Paul van Maanen (48) has joined Van der Velden® Marine Systems as Executive Vice President. He brings with him years of experience as a Managing Director in the shipbuilding  and aircraft industries. Van Maanen will join the Corporate Executive Board and be co-responsible for the overall operation and management of the entire Van der Velden group of companies. He joins a four men strong Corporate Executive  Board, which also includes Gerrit Spekman (CEO), Edwin van Buren (CTO) and Wiggert Pols (COO).