SmartPort Community Lunchmeeting, March 11th 12.00-13.30

Time: 12.00-13.30
Location: Mandeville building, T09-67
Date: March 11th, 2019

Speaker: Dr. Bart Kuipers

Title presentation: The Rotterdam Effect

Bart provided the audience with a very interesting insight of the impact of Mainport Rotterdam on the Dutch economy. His presentation was based on the research that he performed on this topic. In the attachment you can find the presentation and the original research about the Rotterdam effect. 

Kuipers states that:  â€˜Due to the favorable geographical location of the Netherlands - in combination
with the highly educated workforce, the good infrastructure and the necessary
experience with complex logistic processes - the Netherlands has developed into
one of the most important gateways in Europe. The import and export of goods
via Dutch international seaports and airports is so great that its effect on the
trade balances of the Netherlands and other European countries is known as the
'Rotterdam effect'. Re-export of goods is the most important effect of this.

Click on the following link to read the presentation about this topic: Rotterdam Effect - Bart Kuipers