Rotterdam Institute for Shipping & Transport Law

Director: Prof. Dr. Frank Smeele

Located in Rotterdam, the main port of Europe, the fourth busiest port in the world, and a major transport hub, it is only natural for Erasmus School of Law (ESL) to take an active interest in shipping and transport law. After all, as a leading commercial centre Rotterdam is also a place where Courts, arbitrators and attorneys provide specialist and high quality legal services to the shipping industry, traders, banks and underwriters.