Prize for Schenk at Smart Port poster session

On March 6th, 2012, 5 PhD-students from Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication presented their research at a poster session of Erasmus Smart Port Rotterdam. The event, co-hosted by the Port Research Centre of Delft Technical University, consisted of some 40 posters presenting port-related research by young scholars from 6 universities in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Joep Schenk, Klara Paardenkooper and Marten Boon (all ESHCC) each presented a poster on their research, which is part of the NWO-funded project 'Outport and Hinterland. Rotterdam Business and Ruhr Industry, 1870-2010', supervised by Prof. Dr. Hein Klemann (ESHCC). Dirk Koppenol(ESHCC) presented his Port of Rotterdam funded research on the history of the decision making process for Maasvlakte 2, the most recent land reclamation project in the Rotterdam port. Wouter Heyveld (Maritime Museum Rotterdam/ESHCC) presented his research on the history of the Dutch off-shore history.

Prizes were awarded for best poster. Joep Schenk was awarded the second prize ( 1,500) for his poster 'Trails of transfer. Networking Rotterdam business and the Ruhrs iron and coal industry, 1870-1940'. The first prize ( 5,000) was awarded to Patrick Witte of Utrecht University for his poster 'Coping with corridors: the case of code-24'.

Pauline van der Meer Mohr, President of the Executive Board of Erasmus University and Hans Smits, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority attended the event and applauded the initiative in their speeches.

Erasmus Smart Port is a collaboration between Erasmus University, the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam and Deltalinqs, the ports main business organisation. Erasmus Smart Port aims to improve the contribution of the scientific community to the competitiveness of the logistics and port industries in the Netherlands in general and the Rotterdam port in particular.



First prize winner Patrick Witte with Pauline van der Meer Mohr and Hans Smits

For more information and a video report of the poster session, click here (only in Dutch unfortunately).