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Rotterdam the city to come back to

“Onboard Smaragd,  we appreciate networking, but please allow us to tell something about the leading European port Rotterdam is”, I’ve told visiting delegates on board the special passengers vessel, adding “when we talk about the port, it is in terms of large, larger largest. It is about container carriers of over 13,000 TEU, the longest
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In week 11 of this year the Dutch maritime industry was in focus on Dutch radio station NPO1 in the programme Spraakmakers. (roughly translated into opinionmakers). Please brush up your Dutch and listen to https://www.nporadio1.nl/spraakmakers/onderwerpen/493749-waarom-denken-we-nog-steeds-dat-het-werk-in-de-haven-vies-en-zwaar-is-deel-1

Introducing a multi-tasking freelance journalist

FREELANCE journalist Janny Kok in Rotterdam is more or less well-known in the maritime cluster circles; particularly in international publications in special interest magazines about ports, maritime trade and industry, and the logistics sector. Recently she has been called the doyenne of the Dutch transport sector. How about that. Among them are UK-based publications, such as The Loadstar, HCB,
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Blog Contributions

Every now and again I write something that moves me in the world or is of some concern. It is published at harbourexpert.simplesite.com One attempt is writing up a book about experiences of my husband and me in the period he became ill with colon cancer. The series of articles can be found under the
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The story of my life

Radio Rijnmond asked me to tell the story of my youth for the program Zonder Eten Naar Bed (roughly translated No Supper: Straight to Bed You Go). In the Dutch announcement of the item That’s the Way I grew Up (Zo ben ik groot geworden), it was mentioned that, at times, I felt like a
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A FRESH START OF ANOTHER YEAR

THE START of this year has already varied from confusing and worrying to promising. Let’s hope for a substantial end of Brexit discussions and decisive conclusions and no fake news and ‘black swans’.   Although the festive season is over, I’d like to share a warning from my favourite Editor of HCB being Peter  Mackay https://youtu.be/gulW1hVtwQY  It’s too good
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Bridging the gaps

The plan to construct an out of the ordinary bridge has been materialised. Please go to www.luchtsingel.nl , my page on Facebook and other social media for more information. Husband Jaap and I were amongst the Rotterdammers who contributed to the materialisation of the bridge – called Luchtsingel (Air Canal) – and were present to open Luchtsingel
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