On Tuesday January 16 the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community (RMSC) organised a well attended and vibrant new year’s reception at the Schielandshuis in the heart of Rotterdam. Together with Maarten Struijvenberg – alderman employment and economy of the municipality of Rotterdam – RMSC members, partners, relations the Board toasted on a prosperous and successful 2018. […]
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Transparency a faster flow of data, faster status updates; this is what operators in the ports and shipping industry are dreaming of, while sharing data and opening the books for others is one’s greatest fear. Enter the blockchain! On November 23, RMSC and STC Group organised a Masterclass about blockchain and how it is likely […]
In the latest edition of ‘Cargo Magazine’ Mrs. Emily Dérogée van Roosmalen makes a strong claim for the benefits of dispute settlement under Dutch Law, opposed to the British system. Paving the way for opportunities arising from the upcoming Brexit. Dérogée elaborates on the world-class reputation the Dutch justice system holds when it comes to […]
At November 23 RMSC organizes a Masterclass Blockchain in the Maritime Industry. This event is a coproduction with STC. Blockchain has huge potential, particularly for the maritime industry. Blockchain is a revolutionary new way to make transactions transparent using distributed ledger technology. Much of the possibilities are yet to be explored, while the number of […]
Early October 2017 the international conference of the WISTA association took place in Rotterdam. WISTA, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) is a global organisation connecting female executives and decision makers around the world. This years international conference was organized in Rotterdam. Topic of the conference was Futureproof Maritime Solutions. A very […]
On September 18th the official launch of the Rotterdam Maritime Capital of Europe campaign took place. At a large gathering at the Rotterdam Maritime Museum the new website was unveiled. The campaign is supported by Rotterdam Partners, the City of Rotterdam, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Drechtsteden region. Main aim of the campaign […]
September 14th was a very, very, wet day in Rotterdam and also happened to be the date for the RMSC General Members Meeting and annual summer cruise. Expect for the weather the day turned out to be perfect. The day started with a tour around the premises of our host of the day, the KRVE […]
On June 19th the new Rotterdam Maritime Board was installed by the Municipal Executive Committee of the City of Rotterdam. Thirty CEO’s and board members of leading maritime companies and organisations in the Rotterdam region are member of this new advisory board. This board will address current and strategic affairs within the maritime sector in […]
Norwegian research institute Menon has conducted a large survey on worldwide maritime capitals. In the third edition of The Leading Maritime Capitals report the 15 leading maritime city regions around the world are benchmarked for four maritime sectors: shipping, finance and law, technology and ports & logistics. This ranking is combined with an overall assessment of […]
Born and raised in a fishermen family, Daan Komen always has had a passion for (everything that happens on and in) the sea.
Jeroen Kuyper will be the new managing director of Rotterdam Partners as of 1 September. Kuyper has extensive experience in the Rotterdam business sector. He replaces departing interim director Ron Voskuilen. Kuyper was born and raised in Rotterdam. He is currently employed as managing director of Maritime & Transport at insurance broker and risk advisor Aon, where […]
On April 6th Young RMSC organized a very successful pubquiz. Bar Panenka in the city center of Rotterdam had been transformed into a lively arena where knowledge on the maritime sector and several vaguely related topics was to be tested. Niels Teeuw, who works at member firm HDI Global, the Netherlands SE served as quizmaster […]
On Wednesday 12 April Rotterdam will welcome The Maritime Alliance (TMA) from San Diego CA (USA) for the Dutch – US Maritime Networking Day at the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam. This networking event is all about fostering collaboration between Dutch and US companies in the maritime industry, and finding distributors, channel partners, and/or technology partners. […]
As put forward by the alderman for Economic Affairs in a recent interview Rotterdam is seeing opportunities in attracting (regional) offices of maritime business currently located in London. Now Queen Elizabeth has given Royal Assent to the Brexit bill UK Prime Minister May is expected to start talks to leave the European Union within the […]
Last month a special Community Session on the Roadmap World Port City was organized by Smart Port. During this session members of the maritime business services community met with policy makers and researchers to be updated on the first results of the Smart Port initiated research programmes. Dr. Wouter Jacobs of Erasmus University presented his […]
Since early this year, Raymond Ko has been the newly appointed Managing Partner of Marstrat. His optimistic approach shines a new light on maritime business advisory.
Over 40 enthusiastic young professionals gathered last Thursday at the Van Traa offices in Rotterdam to listen to some very interesting lectures on the Hanjin case. The group, that consisted of young employees who work at a wide array of RMSC member firms, was present at the first activity of Young RMSC. Young RMSC was […]
As of January 1st Raymond Ko is appointed Managing Partner of Marstrat. Raymond succeeds Martin Bloem, who was responsible for setting-up the company and the successful first years of operation. Martin steps down because of engagements in various commercial projects, amongst others the interim management role at Deal! Drecht Cities. Martin will stay on as […]
Op 1 februari aanstaande organiseren het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu (IenM) en Nederland Maritiem Land (NML) een maritieme werkconferentie in de Beurs van Berlage te Amsterdam. Vertegenwoordigers uit de maritieme sector en betrokken departementen gaan tijdens de conferentie aan de slag om prioriteiten voor komende twee jaar op te halen. De uitkomsten vormen de […]
Effective the 1st of January 2017 the District Court of Rotterdam became the exclusive court of competent jurisdiction for cases involving maritime and transport law in the Netherlands. The court already has a long standing legal and substantive expertise on maritime issues, and holds an outstanding reputation in this area. Combined with a strong presence […]
On November 24th the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community (RMSC) organized a brainstorm session for its members. Topic of debate was the dynamics caused by the June 2016 Brexit referendum. Over the last months many, sometimes even contrasting, developments have taken place. Exact outcomes are not yet sure, but one can safely assume that there will […]
The liquidation of Hanjin, the bankruptcy of Flinter or the Rickmers Group daughter in Singapore which stocks trading has been suspended, but also the investments in the Port of Antwerp or the silk road train connection from China to Europe – what do these developments mean for the maritime and logistics sectors? We are delighted […]
On October 20th the official kick off of the new Young RMSC network took place. During drinks at the Suicide Club in the Groothandelsgebouw the organizing committee presented their ambitions for this network. Young RMSC works with an organizing committee that is formed by three young professionals, Niels Teeuw (HDI-Gerling), Daan Komen (Van Steenderen Mainport […]
Being the gateway to Europe, the Port of Rotterdam and Dutch maritime cluster flourish when world trade soars, but are also vulnerable for disruptive events. Because of instability in the world, more and more people realize that globalization and free trade is not a given. Maintaining safe and secure shipping routes come at a cost. […]
From April 1st onwards Onno de Jong is active as the new manager of RMSC. In the function he succeeds Martijn Troost and will be responsible for the management of the association and the organization of activities for the members. Besides working for RMSC Onno works as researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam where he focuses […]
On the 13th of April the new meeting centre of the VNAB, The Dutch Insurance Exchange Association, was officially opened by Mr. Visser, the City of Rotterdam alderman for the port of Rotterdam. In his speech Mr. Visser stressed the importance of the center for the national and international visibility of Rotterdam as leading city […]
Within the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community there is a for and by members working group on themes relevant to our members. On March 30 the working group had a very fruitful discussion on how to better profile the maritime business services sector in Rotterdam. Both best practices and future possibilities have been discussed. A representative […]
We spoke to Jeroen in ‘t Hout, international tax specialist and head of the tax department, and talked about opening foreign offices and setting-up tax structures.
The contribution of maritime business services to innovation processes is often not clearly visible. However, during the I-Tanks meets RMSC breakfast on February 18th the inspiring pitches of AKD, Amlin and Be-Scope made very clear that maritime business services do have an important role for innovation in the maritime and port industry. Maritime business service […]
The Maritime Delta is the largest maritime hotspot in West Europe, ranging from the Maasvlakte up to Gorinchem and Werkendam. This region hosts one of the strongest, biggest and most diversified maritime clusters of the world. In the program ‘Maritime Delta’ several governments, businesses, trade- & network-organisations, knowledge & education institutions cooperate to develop the […]
On January 27th RMSC and STC-Group organized the master trendsession on the future of Rotterdam as energy port. Thanks to the inspiring speakers of Port of Rotterdam, Cleantech Delta and RWE/Essent, we had an interesting reflection on the current ambitions and developments related to energy. It became very clear that we are currently in an […]
As of January 1st 2016 the Rotterdam District Court will allow certain types of civil cases to be conducted in the English language. The cases that will qualify for this pilot project are those involving maritime law, transport law and international sale of goods. The Maritime Chamber of the Rotterdam District Court is specialized in […]
October 21th several RMSC-members participated in a workshop on commodity trade, organized by Deloitte. In this workshop specific input was retrieved for Rotterdam’s strategy to develop as a leading global trading hub and for a meeting with the Dutch tax authorities on this subject. Last year, dr. Wouter Jacobs (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Thomas van […]
Early 2016, the Dutch Insurance Exchange Association (VNAB) will open the doors of a knowledge and meeting centre at a new location, de Boompjes, in Rotterdam. This centre is an important asset that stimulates the development of Rotterdam as a meeting hub for the international business community. The knowledge and meeting centre will serve as […]
Ton Schox, Marine Specialist Practice Group Leader of the insurances claims services company Cunningham Lindsey, knows why younger people don’t choose for a career in the maritime & offshore business.
Two of our members, i.e. DUPI Insurance Group (Dutch P&I and Dutch Marine Insurance) and the Erasmus School of Law, have taken the initiative to organize Master Classes on the subject of Marine Insurance. The Classes will commence this fall and will be available to ten/ fifteen candidates. During a two year period, the participants […]
On Monday November 2 Mare Forum Shipfinance will take place in the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam for the second time, after a very succesfull prime edition in Rotterdam in 2014. RMSC-members received a guest invitation for free attendance to this conference. Mareforum Shipfinance is one of the initiatives that put Rotterdam on the map as […]
This week we had the pleasure of talking to Connie Roozen, fiscal advisor and co-owner of C&B More in Rotterdam. She recently joined the board of the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community.
On September 3th the Dutch navy hosted a seminar on aquatic drones on board of the Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt. The session was organized by Innovation Quarter, Maritime Delta, RDM Campus and RMSC. The development and operation of aquatic drones is a major development with huge implications for the maritime industry. Also in terms of […]
Recently the European Research and Innovation network MENON, published some rankings of maritime cities. According to one of these rankings, Rotterdam will become the leading maritime city of Europe within five years. Off course such a ranking will always be subject to debate, but for the City of Rotterdam and RMSC this was a good […]
Recently, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice published a draft bill, which provides for further concentration of the handling of shipping cases. Once this bill is adopted by parliament, court cases on shipping and shipping-related matters will all be handled by the Court of Rotterdam. At the moment, the allocation of cases to the […]
The end of the first semester of the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community was marked by the summer event and the first general meeting of members that took place on July 1st. The event was very succesfull thanks to the real summer weather conditions and the high attendance of members and partners. During the boattrip through […]
Jan Kromhout, maritime lawyer and partner at AKD lawyers & civil-law notaries in Rotterdam, is the first specialist in maritime business services to kick off this RMSC newsletter.
What does it take to remain a leading World Port City in 2020? World Port Cities are defined as the locations where port economies (physical exchange of merchandize and commodities) are linked with urbanized service economies (finance, insurance, legal, and IT). Locally brokered interactions and transactions between business services and their physical-operational clients in the […]
On june 23th the conference Mareforum Commodities took place in Rotterdam for the first time. Many speakers and panelists discussed the global and regional trends impacting the trade markets for different commodities. Also the position of Rotterdam as a trading hub was discussed and the way in which this position can be strengthened. One of […]
Woensdag 1 juli organiseert de Rotterdam Maritime Services Community haar zomerevent aan boord van de Thalassa. Om 17.30 uur gaan de trossen los voor een rondvaart door de Rotterdamse haven. Tijdens de vaartocht geeft de Voorzitter, Jeroen Kuyper een update over de laatste stand van zaken. Gastspreker Leendert Bikker zal spreken over de ambiteuze plannen […]
Special offer for RMSC-members for the second edition in September After a successful first edition of the business course Anatomy of Shipping and Transport, the Netherlands Maritime University (NMU), announced the second edition. The next edition will take place between September 28 – October 2, and November 9 – November 13. NMU offers a 10% […]
23 juni vindt voor de eerste maal het internationale congres Mareforum Commodities plaats in het Hilton hotel in Rotterdam. Tijdens dit congres worden trends in de commodity markten besproken en de effecten daarvan op de logistieke stromen door de Rotterdamse haven. Op het programma staan veel internationale topsprekers uit de wereld van de commodity trade. […]
In januari 2016 wordt aan de Boompjes in Rotterdam het nieuwe kennis- en ontmoetingscentrum van de VNAB geopend. Op 19 maart heeft een royale meerderheid tijdens de Algemene Ledenvergadering van de Vereniging Nederlandse Assurantiebeurs (VNAB) een positieve stem uitgebracht ten aanzien van het oprichten van een kennis- en ontmoetingscentrum. In januari 2016 is de VNAB voornemens […]
De eerste editie van de business course ‘Anatomy of Shipping and Transport’ heeft plaatsgevonden! In januari en maart van dit jaar heeft de eerste editie van de business course ‘Anatomy of Shipping and Transport’ plaatsgevonden. De business course is ontwikkeld door de Netherlands Maritime University (NMU), onderdeel van de STC-Group en in samenwerking met de […]
De maritieme zakelijke dienstverlening is als onderdeel van de Nederlandse maritieme cluster opgenomen in de Rijksbrede beleidsagenda. Zoals in de Nederlandse maritieme strategie 2015-2025 wordt vermeld: ‘…hoogwaardige havengerelateerde maritieme diensten zijn een belangrijke bron voor de versterking en binding van de maritieme cluster.’ Om internationaal te kunnen concurreren wordt aangegeven dat het essentieel is te […]
Na eerdere succesvolle edities vinden ook dit jaar de Mainport Meewerkdagen (MMWD) plaats. Van maandag 18 mei tot en met vrijdag 22 mei 2015 stellen bedrijven en organisaties in en rondom de Rotterdamse haven hun deuren open. Tijdens de MMWD krijgen Rotterdamse studenten HBO en WO de mogelijkheid een dag(deel) mee te draaien binnen een […]
Rotterdam internationaal op de kaart met maritieme zakelijke diensten In het Inntel Hotel Rotterdam is op dinsdag 3 februari de Rotterdam Maritime Services Community (RMSC) gepresenteerd als nieuwe vereniging voor maritieme zakelijke dienstverleners. De RMSC zet zich in voor het gemeenschappelijke belang van bedrijven uit deze sector en het versterken van de internationale concurrentiepositie. Voorzitter […]
In January 2015 the new business course Anatomy of Shipping and Transport will start in Rotterdam; an initiative of the Netherlands Maritime University and supported by RMSC. The Anatomy of Shipping and Transport course gives professionals in the maritime and shipping industry a knowledge boost on shipping markets, organisation principles and the latest trends and […]
On February 3rd 2015 we celebrate the official start of the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community! The collaboration in the maritime services industry in Rotterdam started two years ago as a network, including several professional maritime service providers, government agencies and knowledge institutions. With the aim of strengthening Rotterdam’s position as a leading maritime business centre, […]