The combination of maritime business services in Rotterdam and the manufacturing industry in the Drecht Cities has transformed this area into a top-quality international region. And we can reinforce our competitive position even more if we work together. This will enable us to continue attracting the best businesses and the most talented people.
The Municipality of Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Drecht Cities (Alblasserdam, Dordrecht, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Papendrecht, Sliedrecht and Zwijndrecht) and CEOs from prominent players in the Rotterdam and Drecht Cities maritime industry all joined forces in mid-2017, to put the sector even more firmly on the map in the Netherlands and abroad. As ‘Maritime Capital of Europe’, Rotterdam leads the field in terms of smart and sustainable maritime services: a global city that attracts people and businesses and keeps them here.
The initiative for putting Rotterdam even more firmly on the map is led by the Rotterdam Maritime Board, which also provides assistance in this regard. This Board’s members are 35 CEOs from leading maritime businesses and trade associations in Rotterdam and the Drecht Cities, and its technical president is Ms Mai Elmar.