Entries by communicatie_sharper


With the ‘five questions for’ series individual RMSC members get the opportunity to introduce themselves to the network. In this edition Marc Buijs talks about his role as Associate at ING Bank. WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION? My name is Marc Buijs, I am 29 years old and I am currently […]

Rob de Wijk: internationale handel slachtoffer van nieuwe wereldorde

Het bedrijfsleven moet zich klaarmaken voor forse verschuivingen in de wereldwijde geopolitiek. Daarvoor waarschuwde hoogleraar Rob de Wijk woensdag tijdens zijn presentatie op een bijeenkomst van de KVNR en RMSC in Rotterdam. ‘Via supply chains kun je de levensader van een land afknijpen, dat is geopolitiek 2.0.’ De Wijk is op dit moment ongekend populair vanwege de […]

Maritime legal options in Rotterdam as the reasonable alternative for London

On Wednesday 15 November a group of Rotterdam legal experts joined the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community (RMSC) business lunch in London, where we invited the legal cluster of London at the Dutch embassy. During the well visited lunch the different legal options in Rotterdam were presented as an attractive alternative for London to an international […]

General Assembly and Goodbye to Connie

On September 13 the RMSC was welcomed by AON at their Rotterdam offices for the General assembly and a joint WISTA AON RMSC gathering. During the general assembly an overview of the past year’s activities was and the years 2021-2022 were discussed from a financial viewpoint. Also, results from the Member Survey were reviewed, and […]

A working week of surveyor Elbert Francke, Van Ameyde

From rotten bananas to contaminated cargo. Elbert Francke is a Marine Surveyor at Van Ameyde Marine and mainly conducts surveys and investigations on behalf of liability insurers into the cause, nature and extent of possible damage and loss of goods during transport. In the Havenkrant, he was given the opportunity to explain what his working […]

SMASH! network partner in the spotlight: RMSC

SMASH! is the network for smart shipping. To strengthen the web of the SMASH! community and the collaboration partners, SMASH! give the spotlight to one of the network partners every month. Colleagues give us a look behind the scenes, tell us about interesting developments and about expectations regarding cooperation in the SMASH! community. In this […]

Rotterdam, Europe’s most attractive and competitive maritime city

Rotterdam has been announced as the European frontrunner in the 2022 edition of the ‘Leading Maritime Cities of the World’ report just launched by DNV and Menon Economics. It’s a well-deserved recognition, and a reason for the port city and surrounding business regions to celebrate. But what’s the background and relevance of this report for […]

Rotterdam receives recognition as undisputed maritime capital of Europe

On January 13 classification society DNV and Menon Economics launched the 2022 edition of the Leading Maritime Cities report. Rotterdam has emerged as the runner-up, only preceded by Singapore. This makes Rotterdam and the surrounding business region the leading maritime city of Europe, leaving Oslo, Hamburg and London behind. Benchmark The report provides fresh insights […]

RMSC provides insights to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

The Rotterdam Maritime Services Community (RMSC) was invited by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to organise a special lecture for their staff of the Seaports department. During the periodic current affairs lecture on October 12 the RMSC provided insights about the role and importance of maritime business services for the entire maritime […]

Seminar inzicht arbitrage EVER GIVEN

Het aan de grond lopen van het containerschip de EVER GIVEN in het Suezkanaal in maart 2021 en de gevolgen daarvan zijn voer voor uitvoerige juridische discussies. Bij schip, lading en reis zijn onder meer een eigenaar, bevrachters, tussenpersonen, ladingeigenaren, Egyptische autoriteiten, loodsen en bergers betrokken. De eigenaar van het schip verwacht talloze claims van […]

Pitchdag Maritieme Jongerenambassadeurs gaat door!

De zoektocht naar de nieuwe maritieme jongerenambassadeurs van het studiejaar 2021/2022 is gestart. Nederland Maritiem Land gaat voor het 9e jaar op rij opzoek naar maritieme studenten of young professionals die een jaar lang de maritieme wereld in beeld willen brengen en hun ervaringen willen delen. Op de pitchdag van 30 september kunnen de jongeren […]

Rotterdam, the perfect home for maritime business services providers

Are you a maritime business services provider looking to do business from a base on the European mainland? Would you like to reap the benefits of a well-connected and cooperative cluster of like-minded maritime entrepreneurs? If so, then the Rotterdam region is just the place for you. Jorn Douwstra of Rotterdam Partners has already helped […]

Young RMSC is looking for additional boardmembers

Are you a driven young professional working at one of the member companies of the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community? Would you like to engage in unique opportunities to broaden your professional network? And do you have what it takes to bring the perspective of young professionals to the table? Then consider taking a seat at […]

In the limelight: Ed van Aalst – ABN-AMRO

A better future for the shipping industry and society Recently the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community (RMSC) had the pleasure to talk with Ed van Aalst of RMSC member ABN-AMRO. Due to his role and experience in the short sea sector he has in-depth and first-hand knowledge of current industry developments. In this interview Mr. Van […]

Financing the Future of Shipping in the Rotterdam Maritime Capital of Europe

Nesec Shipping Dept Fund Within the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community, financial institutes are highly valued and actively present both in providing financial services, as well as in enthusiastically advocating the maritime industry vis a vis (local) government. There can be no innovation without a solid financial base. Nesec Shipping Dept Fund is active as lender […]

In the limelight: Ton Schox – Sedgwick Global Marine

Global network of expertise, local community in Rotterdam Within the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community, maritime claims also happen. Then it is necessary for an expert to step in, to minimize further risk and help companies to regain business  immediately. In a large port like Rotterdam, but also in the other ports, Sedgwick is a valued […]

Autonomous Shipping – the maritime services perspective

During our latest webinar, we had the pleasure of hearing from two RMSC members about current perspectives on autonomous vessels in conjunction with SMASH! Program manager Marco Scholtens who was the moderator during the webinar. Marco Scholtens kicked off by introducing the activities and projects SMASH! is involved in and addressed the “NAVIS” project, studying […]

Maritime Delta-Diner 2021 – bouwstenen voor Regionale Maritieme Agenda

Kansen rond energietransitie en oproep voor gekwalificeerd personeel Wat heeft de maritieme sector in de regio nodig om te kunnen blijven excelleren? Deze vraag stond centraal tijdens het Maritime Delta-diner bestaande uit een delegatie van ca 75 CEO’s en bestuurders uit de sector. Het (online) diner werd voor de zesde keer georganiseerd, ditmaal live vanuit […]