Rotterdam port community forms steering group to safeguard continuity in the port during COVID-19 outbreak

24 March 2020
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The port of Rotterdam and associated logistics activities have been classified as a vital sector by the EU and the Dutch government. To predict and prevent potential hiccups in the chain as a consequence of the coronavirus outbreak, Rotterdam’s port sector is organising a twice-weekly consultation attended by representatives of the local nautical service providers, terminal operators, interest groups and other partners in the chain. This consultation is presided over by Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

Following the publication of the previous newsletter, we received a number of requests from organisations that also wish to participate in the Port Corona Consultation. While we will not be expanding the original consultation group, we will ensure that relevant information is communicated to these organisations via the existing participants.

Members of the steering group:

  • VRTO: Rob Bagchus
  • NOOD: Tjitte de Groot
  • VRC: Kees Groeneveld
  • Deltalinqs: Bas Janssen
  • VRMO: Mathijs Pelsma
  • Hinterland connections: Ben Maelissa
  • TLN / Fenex: Ad Schoenmakers
  • Customs Rotterdam: Jan Kamp
  • Port of Rotterdam Authority: Allard Castelein (CEO), Rene de Vries (Havenmeester), Jan Willem Verkiel (DHMR), Emile Hoogsteden en Hans Nagtegaal (Business & Accounts) en Richard van der Eijk (Communications & External Affairs)