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Port of Rotterdam Authority

‘The World Port Days demonstrate how multi-faceted and fascinating the Port of Rotterdam is. The activities near the Erasmusbrug give visibility to the Port in the heart of the city. Those who take an excursion to one of the many companies at the port experience what goes on at the port and the kind of work that is offered by the port.’

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Allard Castelein
President and CEO, Port of Rotterdam Authority


Rotterdam Festivals

‘Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the World Port Days every year. During this maritime weekend we celebrate the port city of Rotterdam. It is also one of the most important event weekends in Rotterdam. The international port installations in the city, the impressive vessels, the spectacular entertainment on the waterfront and in the city centre; Rotterdam can rightfully be proud if this.’

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Johan Moerman
Managing Director, Rotterdam Festivals


Royal Netherlands Navy

‘For the Koninklijke Marine , the World Port Days are a platform of choice to demonstrate how we provide security at and from the sea. To this end, the navy has an integrated team of fleet and mariner units that provide combat power on and from the sea. Aside from this primary task at the high end of the spectrum of force, the navy is also active at the lower end. For example, naval units are also used for the protection and surveillance of ports, removing old explosives in the North Sea, fighting against terrorism, keeping sea trade routes open by combatting piracy, fighting drug, human and arms trafficking and for rescue operations at sea. The navy is also responsible for the hydrographic work and mapping the waters of the Kingdom and the access to our ports.’

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Lieutenant-colonel Royal Netherlands Marine Corps Jan ten Hove
Commander of the Van Ghent Barracks, Rotterdam

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The team

Sabine Bruijnincx – Director

Marie-Louise Calame – (Replacement) Project Manager

Margot Gerené – (Replacement) Project Manager

Erik Schilderman – Junior Project Manager

Regine Wittenberg – Office Manager

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