STC Group - YoungShip Rotterdam - Masterclass Vulnerability of Shipping

STC – YoungShip Rotterdam Masterclass – Vulnerability of world trade

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. How precious free trade routes are, becomes apparent when one of the largest container liner operators goes bankrupt. Containers that get stuck on ships and quaysides puts Christmas shopping for millions of people at risk. This fine balance between free trade and safe and secure shipping routes is the topic of our forthcoming joint STC Group and YoungShip Rotterdam masterclass during the Dutch Maritime Week.


  • Deputy Commander Naval Forces Rear Admiral Kramer, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Jan Bert Schutrops, President Vopak Nederland
  • Jan Gardeitchik, Head of Harbour Master policy department at Port of Rotterdam Authority

The masterclass is a co-production of YoungShip Rotterdam and STC-Group to enhance the knowledge exchange between business, education and governments. This event is especially interesting for (Young) Professionals and students with a passion for the maritime sector as well as lecturers of education institutes such as the Shipping and Transport College, Rotterdam Mainport University, Netherlands Maritime University, the MSc program Maritime Economics & Logistics (MEL) as well as other universities in Rotterdam and surroundings.

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Practical information

The masterclass will be held on Tuesday November 1st. Doors open at 17.00. The program starts runs from 18.00 to 19.30 hours at STC-Group’s main campus at Lloydstraat 300 in Rotterdam. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. If you plan to come by car, there is an underground parking, but it’s subject to availability. In the direct vicinity there is sufficient parking space available at cost.