Martijn Streng MSc
Senior researcher Port Economics
Martijn Streng, MSc. is senior researcher port economics at Erasmus UPT. Martijn works on two kinds of research and advisory projects within the port- and maritime context:
From research questions to policy advise
The studies Martijn carries out are often quantitatively based, with Martijn bridging the gap between the numbers and an actual strategy- and/or policy advise. What is the economic impact of my port, measures in number of persons, added value or number of companies? How does my port compare to the municipality or province around it? What are trends and developments in the world around my port and how do these trends and developments impact my port or maritime context? How does the maritime network and transportation change and how should I adapt to those changes? These are just a few examples of questions Martijn can answer for you. At his previous employer, Maritime & Transport Business Solutionst, Martijn obtained international (Comoros, Nigeria, Guinea) experience within financial modelling (F1F9), feasibility studies, traffic forecasts, cost-benefit analyses and port master planning.
Primary research interests
- Port and maritime economics
- International viability studies
- Maritime transport and logistics
Martijn teaches and supervises students at bachelor and master level. He supervises students while they are writing their thesis and lectures within his area of research port and maritime economics.
Recent research projects (selection of)
Impact emission pricing on Dutch and European shipping (2020): Reseach project to determine the effect of various market-based measures, emission pricing options on the Dutch and European shipping sector.
Cybersecurity in maritime networks (2020-ongoing): Research project to illustrate the maritime network (stakeholders, assets, infrastructure) for the ministry of Justice and Safety and in which risks and dependencies within maritime transport chains are illustrated from a cybersecurity perspective..
Strategic monitor Moerdijk (2019-2020): Project for the Port of Moerdijk in which a strategic monitor for the Port of Moerdijk is developed to monitor the progress of the strategy of the port. Within a framework of SDGs an extensive number of indicators has been monitored and trends and developments have been illustrated.
Economic impact low water (2019-2020): Research project on the economic impact of low water in 2018 in the Netherlands and Germany, in which not just the inland shipping sector has been analysed, but also the effect on shippers and the wider economy has been taken into account.
Dutch port monitor (ongoing, 2018, 2017 en 2016): Determining the economic impact of the seaports in The Netherlands. Study aims to determine the direct and indirect employment and added value of seaports in The Netherlands, based on employment data.
Inland port monitor 2019 (2019-2020): Determining the economic impact of the inland ports in The Netherlands. Study aims to determine the direct and indirect employment and added value of inland ports in The Netherlands, based on employment data.
Level playing field (2019-2020): Research project about the level playing field for North-West European seaports. Is there a level playing field or are opportunities within regulations and financing used to provide certain seaports with an unnatural competitive advantage?
Economic impact study Port of Sohar (2019): Research and advisory project to determine the economic impact of the port and freezone of Sohar. Similar methodology to the yearly Dutch port monitor, but rather than analysing the ports in the Netherlands, this port in Oman is analysed. How much employment is there in the port of Sohar and how much added value do these persons provide?
Air cargo monitor (2019, 2018): Research and advisory project to determine the economic impact of air cargo sector at Schiphol airport. Similar methodology to the yearly Dutch port monitor, but rather than analysing the ports in the Netherlands, the air cargo sector at Schiphol is analysed. How much employment is there and how much added value do these persons provide?
Tonga (2018): Research and advisory project to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses from maritime transportation. Identification of measures which are most suitable to the Tongan situation, international comparison and implementation support.
Rijkswaterstaat trends and developments 2030 (2018): Research and advisory project about trends and developments in maritime transportation towards 2030, in the context of offshore wind parks. What are developments and which consequences do these trends have for the number and size of different types of ships?
Inventarisation sea transport models (2018): Research and advisory project about maritime transportation forecast and cargo transportation models. What are the inputs and starting points of different models and how do different forecasts relate to each other?
Maritime delta monitor (2018): Contribution to the maritime delta monitor by carrying out a comparison between the Dutch maritime cluster and other maritime clusters in North-West Europe.
Economic impact study port of Moerdijk (2018): Determining the economic impact of the port of Moerdijk and comparing it with the province of Noord-Brabant. The study analyses the direct and indirect employment, as well as direct and indirect added value. The study also shows where geographically in the province this economic impact is located as well as some specific sectors.
Cape Verde cruise terminal (2018): A viability study for a proposed cruise terminal in Cape Verde. The study analysed the economic - and financial viability as well as the political embeddedness of the terminal within the tourism context.
Schiedam (2018): Future perspectives for the port of Schiedam as a maritime hotspot with potential. Analysing the current port and maritime activity in Schiedam and providing a future perspective.
Westerschelde (2017): An study about the maritime developments in relation the Westerschelde. The study provides scenarios about the development of maritime transportation on the Westerschelde and analyses the impact and consequences of each scenario.
Zuid-Holland circulair (2018): Research and advisory project about the macro-economic developments in Zuid-Holland in the context of circular economy. What are the economic effects of a more or less circular developing economy?
Ballastwater (2018): Study about the economic effects of the ballast water convention and the economic consequences of an SRA. What does the maritime traffic within pre-defined geographic areas look like and how is it impacted by an SRA?
Economic Board Zuid-Holland (2017): Determining the economic impact of five sectors and key areas within the province of Zuid-Holland. The study analyses the direct and indirect employment, as well as direct and indirect added value. The study also shows where geographically in the province this economic impact is located.
Autonomous shipping (2017-2018): The project provides an illustration of the expected developments of autonomous shipping, from a technic, economic and business case perspective. Erasmus UPT is responsible for the analysis of the economic effects of autonomous ships.
Maritime cluster Zuid-Holland (2016-2017): Scenario study about the future of the maritime cluster in the province of Zuid Holland. Scenario based study to determine what positioning strategy is best for the maritime cluster.
Inland port monitor (2016): Determining the economic impact of the inland ports in The Netherlands. Study is carried out via the Blu Ports Methodology and aims to determine the direct and indirect added value of inland ports in The Netherlands, based on employment data.
Streng, M. and Kuipers, B. (2019) The macro economic impact of autonomous shipping strategies; book chapter in “Integration of the maritime supply chain: evolving from collaboration processed to maritime supply chain network"
Streng, M. and van Haaren, J. (2018) Groningen Seaports: stabiele groeimotoren in sociaal-economisch uitdagende regio's; in magazine Havenlocaties 2018
Streng, M. (2017) Nieuwe motoren voor de binnenhavens; in magazine Havenlocaties 2017
Streng, M. and Kuipers, B. (2016) Economische impact binnenhavens blijft op niveau; in magazine Havenlocaties 2016
Dupin, C. (March 2013) From slow steaming to speed optimization. Article in American Shipper about my master thesis (Thesis title: Slow steaming: an economic assessment of lowering sailing speeds on a supply chain level)
Mackor, R. (January 2013) Meer kosten dan opbrengsten. Article in Nieuwsblad Transport about my master thesis (Thesis title: Slow steaming: an economic assessment of lowering sailing speeds on a supply chain level)
Hailey, R. (January 2013) Shippers ‘lose out in slow steaming’. Article in Lloyd's List about my master thesis (Thesis title: Slow steaming: an economic assessment of lowering sailing speeds on a supply chain level)