Impact in the port of Rotterdam

From tackling drug smuggling to making processes more sustainable

Erasmus University Rotterdam conducts research into the Port of Rotterdam from different perspectives. After all, this is a place close to home where we can have immediately a lot of impact. Our researchers and teachers - regularly with the help of special collaborations with partners in the city - contribute from various areas of expertise to a safer, cleaner and more efficient port, which can also ensure economic growth. If that's not an impact!

Frictions – a PortCityFutures podcast

Frictions investigates the conflicts that arise where port and city meet.

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News overview

Our experts speak

Hilde Sennema

Historian

"Cleaner air, better control of hazardous substances and adequate protection against sea-level rise: this is only possible if it is clear who is in charge in the port city."
"Cleaner air, better control of hazardous substances and adequate protection against sea-level rise: this is only possible if it is clear who is in charge in the port city."

Robby Roks

Criminologist

"As a result of the good location, Rotterdam has grown into a huge Port, which is also to the advantage of criminals."
"As a result of the good location, Rotterdam has grown into a huge Port, which is also to the advantage of criminals."

Lieselot Bisschop

Criminologist

“Sometimes the fine for the environmental damage a company causes just becomes part of the business plan.”
“Sometimes the fine for the environmental damage a company causes just becomes part of the business plan.”

Victor Bekkers

Public Administration

How can the Port be made more efficient through technological innovation?
How can the Port be made more efficient through technological innovation?

Rob Zuidwijk

Professor of Global Supply Chains and Ports

What we need is a journey planner for European good transport.
What we need is a journey planner for European good transport.

Paul van de Laar

Historian

People really think that parts of South Rotterdam are a no-go area. But compared to other neighborhoods in port cities in Europe or elsewhere, Rotterdam has a better track record.
People really think that parts of South Rotterdam are a no-go area. But compared to other neighborhoods in port cities in Europe or elsewhere, Rotterdam has a better track record.

Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics

Expertise about the port, logistics and urban mobility

Our education and the (Rotterdam) port

  • Maritime & Transport Law

    Master in Maritime & Transport Law: The programme provides you with thorough, in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of maritime and transport law.
  • Urban, Port and Transport Economics

    The Urban, Port and Transport Economics programme focuses on how to optimise these key elements of modern society in a way that is both scientific and practical
  • Port Management and Maritime Logistics

    Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port. This minor is an opportunity to learn about maritime economics, port management and container logistics. In this minor you w

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