Janny Kok

Janny Kok is a household name in international maritime circles, particularly in special interest publications about anything maritime related issues. I’m a freelance journalist in Rotterdam. As such I can say I also know a thing or two about urban planning, architecture, industrial design and human interest stories, and love to write about these topics. Another pleasure is acting as co-host on congresses.

We’ve had a kind of pseudo summer, which should be fuelling new activities. I for one would like to take up new ventures. Please watch my update half Dutch/half English (or Double Dutch as the case may be). https://youtu.be/JAtD7bN-o-M

Port Strategy asked me to take up opinions from the European maritime industry about Brexit. The article was published in the special interest magazine in June. https://www.jannykok.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Port-Strategy-June-2021_PAGE-48-5.pdf Here is a sneak preview of the article: David Cornwell, alias John le Carré, changed citizenship from British to Irish out of deep discontent about Brexit.  The European
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Janny's jab

Guess what! According to the Dutch look-alike NHS, I’m old enough to receive the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine. That is exactly what has happened on 21st April 2021. The second jab was given on 27th May. Fortunately, more and more friends have joined the jab force against Covid 19 and other nasty Coronaviruses. As it is, we
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Business model Banks

It is no surprise that banks take care of their own profitability. The Dutch TV programme Radar recently focused on the way they do it: “make it hard to withdraw money of a dear deceased bank account. Even when you can do rightfully as a close relative.” Please go to the URL as mentioned below
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Rotterdam had its international song festival live. It has been a relatively small scale event, because of the Corona/Covid pandemic. Anyhow, here still is a dynamic promotion video https://youtu.be/K253_MHt_9c . It has attracted television watchers all over the world to my hometown Rotterdam. This live stream pictures the venue where it all happens https://youtu.be/mPEbfp4fwEQ And
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In my practice, online speech coaching in English appears to be successful. Please go to these presentations https://www.superprof.com/this-out-the-ordinary-individual-speech-coach-english-goes-online-and-outside-rotterdam-methodology.html to learn more. My maritime knowledge has proven to be an added value in teaching.

Publications of Janny Kok

AN IDEA, a title and there you are: a publication in a national or regional daily, a special interest paper or a booklet. It is just an opinion about journalists, who are arrogant enough to write books the world is not particularly waiting for. I admit to being guilty of the charge. The exhibits in
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Rotterdam the city to come back to

A brief report about a tour around Just an impression of what’s going on during events and onboard ship: please go to https://youtu.be/11H96iiv4Lw and https://youtu.be/5FpCx0UEaBI and also my report as a true Rotterdammer. “Onboard Smaragd,  we appreciate networking. However, please allow us to tell something about the leading European port Rotterdam is”, I’ve told visiting
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The Dutch maritime industry was in focus on Dutch radio station NPO1 in the program 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