The highlights of the programme:


Description instructor



Dr. Bart KuipersBart Kuipers is senior researcher port economics and container logistics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.Future outlook for ports and container transport.Insight into the major trends and how they impact conatiner trade and port development and operations.
Dr. Koen BerdenKoen Berden is Director of Outreach and Member of the Board of Directors at World Trade Institute. International Economics; the dynamics of Trade Agreements and their impact on maritime transport.Lecture and simulation game.
Dr. Yvo SaanenYvo Saanen is managing director at TBA, a leading company in terminal design and operations.Innovations in container terminal design and operations.Insights from the industry in container terminal optimization: innovations/simulations.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Rommert DekkerRommert Dekker is a professor in operations research, quantitative logistics, and IT at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.Optimization in liner shipping.Learning what you can do with data.
Ir. Paul SmitsPaul Smits is the CFO for the Port of Rotterdam NV with specific responsibility for the Port's InnovationPort Vision.Presentation and discussion with the industry experts.
Prof. Dr. Peter de LangenPeter de Langen is owner and principal consultant at Ports and Logistics Advisory and professor in transport and logistics at TU Eindhoven.The ins and outs of Port Management: changing roles and business models of port authorities.Interactive lecture with group assignment and discussion.
Mr. Dr. Michiel SpanjaartMichiel Spanjaart is a maritime lawyer at Kneppelhout Korthals and part-time professor at National University of Singapore.Maritime Law: legal aspects of goods transport: liability, claims.Introduction with explanation of several real life cases.
Prof Dr. Albert VeenstraAlbert Veenstra is the scientific director of the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics, Dinalog and part time professor at TU Eindhoven.Synchromodal hinterland connectivity.Insights in new thoughts on the organization of hinterland connectivity in ports.
Dr. Larissa van der LugtLarissa van der Lugt is a senior researcher port economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the academic program director for MEL and director of RHV BV.Rail distribution in ports.Group work and discussion on case study.
Port visit Visit APMT terminal
Boat tour new Maasvlakte II.
Getting overview of the Port of Rotterdam and seeing real time automated container terminal operations.

Important aspect of the program is the interaction with and skill development of the participants that will be organized in group works, discussion and wrap-up sessions around the lectures.