About SWZ|Maritime

SWZ|Maritime, formerly known as Schip en Werf de Zee, has been the leading Dutch brand for technical professionals in the maritime industry for over 75 years.


Every month, the magazine brings its readers the latest developments and news from all areas of the maritime industry. Several times a year SWZ|Maritime contains an extensive special. View our Subscriptions section to subscribe to SWZ Maritime.

To submit an article for SWZ|Maritime, please contact the editor in chief, Antoon Oosting, through swz.rotterdam@knvts.nl. We have also created some guidelines to help you write an article: download our author’s instruction here.

For complaints about delivery of the magazine, please contact Mybusinessmedia’s customer service: T: +31 (0)570 504 342 / E: klantenservice@mybusinessmedia.nl.


SWZ|Maritime’s website offers the latest news from the maritime sector every day. Older news articles can easily be found in the archive. In addition to providing news, SWZ provides information about upcoming events, vacancies, interesting links, photos, videos and an SWZ archive dating back to 1919 (subscribers only).

Digital Newsletter

You can easily stay informed of the latest news through our digital newsletter, which we send out every Thursday. Subscribe to the newsletter by submitting your e-mail address at the top right-hand side. Once subscribed, you will automatically receive the SWZ newsletter in your mailbox.


SWZ|Maritime offers three kinds of subscriptions: a KNVTS membership, a Nautilus membership or an SWZ|Maritime subscription.

KNVTS Membership

The Royal Netherlands Society of Maritime Engineers (KNVTS) aims to stimulate the development of maritime engineering. Key goals are spreading knowledge and stimulating innovation and education. Knowledge is spread through seminars, the magazine SWZ|Maritime, trade fairs, excursions, and conferences and lectures held at each of its four regional branches. As a member of the KNVTS, you will automatically receive SWZ|Maritime as well as free access to the digital “SWZ – Akerboom Archive”.

A regular membership costs € 88 per year, a junior membership is € 41 per year and a student membership € 15 per year (which includes digital access to SWZ|Maritime, but no print issue). To subscribe or for more information about the KNVTS, please visit the KNVTS website.

Nautilus Membership

Nautilus International is the voice of more than 23,000 maritime professionals working in all sectors of the shipping industry, at sea and ashore. As the largest and most influential international Union representing maritime professionals, we campaign intensely to promote your views. From now on, we can also defend your interests. Nautilus offers different kinds of memberships. A subscription to SWZ|Maritime is included as an option for an additional fee of just € 3.95 a month.

Please visit the Nautilus website for more information.

SWZ|Maritime Subscription

A subscription costs € 179.00 a year for Dutch residents and € 260.00 for subscriptions abroad (excluding VAT and an administration fee of € 3.95). To subscribe, please send an email to our customer service or fill in this form.



Our magazine, website and newsletter are excellent media to reach your audience! Either through printed advertisements, banners on our website, in our newsletter or a combination of on- and offline media, you can be sure your company will reach the right people and/or companies. For more information, please contact our media advisor Bert Veninga, T: +31 (0)6 515 86 888 / E: bert@veninga.net


SWZ|Maritime is a publication of the Schip en Werf de Zee Foundation. Participants of this Foundation are the KNVTS and the Foundation de Zee. SWZ|Maritime is also the KNVTS members’ magazine. SWZ owns and publishes the titles Schip en Werf de Zee and SWZ|Maritime.

SWZ is managed by the participants of the Foundation. Each participant appoints four committee members from the readers’ target group. These are:

On behalf of the KNVTS:

  • Dr. Ir. W. Veldhuyzen (KNVTS), Chairman
  • Ing. P. Mast (KNVTS), Treasurer
  • Ing. R. de Graaf (NMT), Secretary
  • Dr. Ir. M. Th.van Hees (MARIN)

On behalf of the Foundation de Zee:

  • W.T. Bos (NVKK)
  • Dhr. H. Walthie (Nautilus NL)

Please click here for information on the partners of SWZ and Foundation de Zee.