The Maritime Master Plan presented by the Dutch maritime sector is desperately needed, argues SWZ|Maritime’s Editor-in-Chief Antoon Oosting. Both sectors are currently under great pressure due to the corona crisis, competition from China in particular and the fight...
Dutch Minister Van Nieuwenhuizen and State Secretary Van Veldhoven have set aside more than 2.6 billion euros from the Infrastructure Fund to ensure the maintenance of roads, railways and waterways. This is to mitigate the effects of increasing and ever heavier...
Dutch shipowners are angry that entry into force of the Merchant Shipping Protection Act has been delayed. This law allows the use of private armed security on board Dutch ships to protect them from pirates. The delay comes as the International Maritime Bureau warns...
The Dutch Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) has revealed the amount of state aid companies have received as part of the Dutch government’s corona measures. On the list are also quite a few maritime companies. Dutch shipbuilders Damen Shipyards and Royal IHC...
European shipping is likely to be subjected to much stricter CO2 requirements than hitherto agreed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the sector worldwide. The Environment Committee of the European Parliament has agreed to a proposal to bring the...
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