The highlights of the programme:
|Dr. Bart Kuipers||Bart 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 Berden||Koen 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 Saanen||Yvo 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 Dekker||Rommert 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 Smits||Paul Smits is the CFO for the Port of Rotterdam NV with specific responsibility for the Port's Innovation||Port Vision.||Presentation and discussion with the industry experts.|
|Prof. Dr. Peter de Langen||Peter 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 Spanjaart||Michiel 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 Veenstra||Albert 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 Lugt||Larissa 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.