Martijn Streng MSc

From research question to policy advice

Senior advisor port economics

Email address
streng@ese.eur.nl
Phone
+31(0) 6 48834587
Room
Woudestein, T-Building, Room T19-23
Space
Mandeville Building

Biography

Martijn Streng, MSc. is senior advisor 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. 

Research interests

  • Port and maritime economics
  • International viability studies
  • Maritime transport and logistics

Education

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. 

A selection of Martijn Streng's recent projects.

Description: Determining the economic impact of the seaports in The Netherlands. Study aims to determine the employment and added value of seaports in The Netherlands.

Status: Active project
Duration: Ongoing
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Partners: CBS

Description: North Sea Port's financial position and effect determination in the context of major transitions and challenges facing the ports of North Sea Port.

Status: Active project
Duration: 2021
Client: Province of Zeeland

Description: Research project into the economic importance of the Dutch inland ports. How many employed persons are there in the inland port areas and what added value do these employed persons provide?

Status: Active project
Duration: recurring, three editions: 2021, 2019, 2015
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Description: Research project for the Moerdijk Port Authority in which we have developed a strategic monitor to monitor the progress of the port strategy. In the context of SDGs, an extensive number of indicators have been monitored and trends and developments have been reported.

Status: Active project
Duration: 2021-2019 (two editions, 2020 and 2021)
Client: Port of Moerdijk

Description: Research project to map the economic importance of the air cargo sector at Schiphol. How many employed persons are there and what added value do these employed persons provide?

Status: Active project
Duration: 2020-.., 2019-2018, 2018-2017 (3 editions)
Client: ACN

Description: Joint study by Erasmus UPT and Utrecht University on the R&D ecosystem in the port of Rotterdam. The project includes interviews with stakeholders, literature review and a patents analysis.

Status: Active project
Duration: 2021
Client: SmartPort
Partners: Utrecht University

Description: Study together with Statistics Netherlands into the economic benefits of seaports. In addition to the port monitor, this study also looks at the impact in the rest of the Netherlands and other sectors.

Status: Active project
Duration: 2021-...
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Partners: CBS

Description: Research project on the potential benefits of digitization of phytosanitary and veterinary certificates. The aim is to obtain a competitive advantage of the Dutch agricultural sector through digitization of paperwork and certificates.

Status: Active project
Duration: 2020-...
Clients: NWO, Province of Limburg, SmartPort

Description: Substantive and process-based support for the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in developing an inland shipping strategy. Activities include leading workshop sessions with stakeholders in and around inland shipping, answering research questions and conducting economic impact analyses.

Status: Active project
Duration: 2020-...
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Description: Analysis of the impact of China on different parts of the Dutch logistics sector, including ownership, control of goods flows. Various analyzes (quantitative, qualitative, scenario analyses)

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2021-2020
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Description: Research project on the impact of international firms and their location choices on the Rotterdam region. Additional impact indicators, such as added value and indirect employment, are assessed in this project. In addition, the embeddedness of international firms in the Rotterdam region, their ties with other firms, as well as their potential and willingness to address transition challenges in the region is evaluated.

Status: Completed
Duration: 2020 - 2021
Client: Rotterdam Partners and the City of Rotterdam

Description: Research project on the economic impact of future periods of low water levels and the analysis of measures taken to prevent impact.

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2021-2020
Client: Rijkswaterstaat

Description: Research project in which we mapped out the maritime network for the Ministry of Justice and Security (stakeholders, assets, infrastructure) and in which we mapped risks and dependencies in maritime chains from the perspective of cyber security.

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2020
Client: Ministry of Justice and Security

Description: Research project to map the effect of various 'market-based measures', forms of emission pricing on Dutch and European shipping.

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2020
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Description: Research project into the economic impact of the low water in 2018 in the Netherlands and Germany, which not only looked at the inland shipping sector, but also at shippers and the broader economy.

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2020-2019
Clients: CBRB and BLN

Description: Research project on the level playing field for the North-West European seaports. Is there a level playing field or is use being made of (im)possibilities of legislation and financing to give certain seaports an unnatural competitive advantage?

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2020-2019
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Description: Research project to map the economic importance of the port and freezone of Sohar. Similar methodology to the annual port monitor in the Netherlands, but instead of looking at the ports in the Netherlands, this port in Oman is being looked at. How many employed persons are there in the seaport and what added value do these employed persons provide?

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2019
Client: Port of Sohar

Description: Research and consultancy project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport. Identification of some measures most suitable for the situation in Tonga, international comparison and implementation support.

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Description: Research and consultancy project on maritime forecasting and freight transport models. What are the foundations and principles of different models and how do different models relate to each other?

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018
Client: Rijkswaterstaat

Description: Contribution to the maritime delta monitor by making a comparison between the Dutch maritime cluster and other maritime clusters in North-West Europe.

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018
Client: Ecorys

Description: Research and consultancy project into the economic importance of the port of Moerdijk in relation to the province of North Brabant. What is the relative importance of the Port of Moerdijk at different levels of comparison?

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018
Client: Port of Moerdijk

Description: Economic and financial feasibility study for a cruise terminal in Cape Verde, including the embedding of the terminal in the political context. Are the economic and financial benefits high enough to justify the investment?

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018
Client: RVO

Description: Future exploration for Schiedam as a maritime hotspot with potential. Mapping current port economic and maritime activity and looking ahead to the future.

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018
Client: Municipality of Schiedam

Description: Research and consultancy project on developments in maritime transport and the economic consequences for the Western Scheldt. How is maritime transport developing on the Western Scheldt and what are the consequences for various stakeholders?

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018-2017
Client: Rijkswaterstaat

Description: Research and consultancy project into macroeconomic developments in South Holland in the context of the circular economy. What are the economic effects of a more or less developing circular economy?

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018
Client: Drift

Description: Research and consultancy project for the Ministry on the economic effects of the Ballast Water Treaty and a possible exception. What are the economic costs and benefits of a 'same risk area'?

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018
Client: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Description: This scenario study assesses the economic priorities set out by the Economic Board South-Holland and assesses their impact by studying the historic development of industries related to these priorities, as well as offers an outlook based on a set of scenario assumptions.

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018
Client: Economic Board South-Holland

Description: Research project into the economic effects of autonomous sailing in the port of Rotterdam. What are the economic consequences of the trend towards autonomous ships and how should the port of Rotterdam prepare for this?

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2018-2017
Client: SmartPort

Description: Scenario study on the future of the maritime cluster in the province of South Holland. The scenario study is used to determine the positioning strategy of the maritime cluster.

Status: Completed project
Duration: 2017-2016
Client: N/A

Various other projects in the field of transport and (sustainable) mobility for various clients.

Including the projects:

  • Evidence: An EU funded project aiming to collect and disseminate proven economic benefits of sustainable transport initiatives. The main aim is to change the policy debate on investment in transport (infrastructure). Highlighting the economic value of sustainable transport, especially when compared to more traditional transport approaches, makes it difficult for decision-makers not to take notice.
  • Push & Pull: EU-funded project with 15 partners from 12 European countries aiming to improve urban mobility in European cities through parking management in combination with mobility management measures.
  • Mobility plan De Nieuwe Kuip: Project aimed at developing the mobility plan for the new Feyenoord stadium in Rotterdam. The mobility plan is one of the larger strategic tasks in the planning phase of the new stadium.

And various other (small) projects.

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