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Matthijs van Doorn joins Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt Board

Matthijs van Doorn, Logistics Manager at the Port of Rotterdam Authority has joined the Board of Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt Board (BDB), making him the first Dutch person to fulfil a Board member role in this German inland shipping interest group.

Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt

The BDB Board (Vorstand). Second from right is Matthijs van Doorn, Port of Rotterdam Authority Logistics Manager. Photo: BDB.

Van Doorn: “Inland shipping is partly the reason why the Port of Rotterdam has become a big player. With our place in the Board, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is showing how important we consider inland shipping to be, and how important Germany is for us in the European hinterland. Being a member of BDB promotes cross-border cooperation and cross-border themes that are important for inland shipping: sustainability, digitisation, low water issues and congestion.”

The Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschifffahrt was established in 1974. In 2016 the Port of Rotterdam Authority became the first foreign organisation and sea port member of BDB. The ports of Antwerp, Hamburg and Duisburg joined later.

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