Connecting International Ports through Gaming

When international ports are investigating whether they want to cooperate, they are confronted with many challenges. First, both ports need to see sufficient benefits for cooperation. When both decide to move forward with the partnership, understanding the other party is a crucial factor for success. However, it is not something that comes easily. Parties speak different languages, there are other cultural rules, they have different opinions and interests. For example, when the port of Rotterdam sees an opportunity in the port developments in Johor, Malaysia, they send experienced professionals from…

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Anti-fouling Coating Research by Jules Dock

Jules Dock is a young enterprise that, among other things, conducts research into sustainable maritime practices in different promising fields. Pieter Welling, research coordinator at Jules Dock, currently works with his team on a project that focuses on anti- and biofouling. The project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development. Jules Dock obtained this grant in collaboration with the Mobile Heritage Centre (in Dutch: Mobiel Erfgoed Centrum or MEC).

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Request from Elianne Rongen

Hello everybody, my name is Elianne Rongen. In this edition of the YMI I was given the opportunity to reach out to all of you and ask for your help with my thesis. Before taking this liberty I will start with introducing myself. My maritime education started at the Maritime Institute “Willem Barentsz” at Terschelling. I studied for Maritime Officer and during this education I sailed both of my cadetships on board of Holland America Line ships. I enjoyed this a lot, so therefore after my four years of college…

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Arctic Minor Team – A Delft University of Technology honours minor

Five maritime honours students Reinier Bos, John Huisman, Martijn Obers, Tobias Schaap and Max van der Zalm developed, together with three companies Damen, Marin and DNV, an Arctic Modular Towing and Supply Vessel (AMTSV). Max van der Zalm Max van der Zalm was born in Leiderdorp January 1991. From a young age he lived in Friesland in  the North of the Netherlands, where it is customary to learn and love sailing. This is where his interest in maritime engineering started. In his early years his parents enabled him to visit…

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