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Port of Rotterdam Authority and Erasmus University Rotterdam launch programme for future port executives

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The first group of participants are will take part in the Port Executive Leadership Circle. During an intensive week, they will be given the opportunity to update their port-related knowledge at academic level, as well as share knowledge with each other.

The transition from fossil to renewable fuels, process automation and creating employment and transforming old ports into attractive urban areas are the complex challenges not only facing Rotterdam but all port cities worldwide.

Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority, said: “To make ports and port authorities future proof, new port executives need new qualities. By offering a joint study programme, knowledge and skills can be shared with the port executives of the future and thus ensure that ports have maximum impact on society.”

Rutger Engels, Rector Magnificus at Erasmus University Rotterdam, added: “Combining academic insights from Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus Centre for Urban Port and Transport Economics with the practical knowledge of the port generates important interaction. And that is needed because the challenges being faced in Rotterdam require special, integrated solutions for which it is looked beyond the borders of our own disciplines. Through regional co-creation, a sustainable Rotterdam Delta is ensured.”

Port Executive Leadership Circle

Future port executives will meet in the Port Executive Leadership Circle for an intensive week’s programme from 3 - 7 February 2020. Unlike most leadership programmes, the Port Executive Leadership Circle uses cases that are contributed by the participants themselves. An academic approach is taken to these complex problems so that the participants can learn to understand them better in their totality, and start to work on possible solutions.

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