SmartPort – Connecting Knowledge

Solutions for future challenges.

The smartest and first in class port worldwide. That is exactly the intention of Rotterdam to be in 2030. As it is, Europe’s leading port and industrial complex boast a winning combination of ‘Global Hub’ and ‘Europe’s Industrial Cluster’ – both leading in the field of efficiency, quality and sustainability.

It is an inspiring ambition that creates quite a few challenges.

It is about developing knowledge, share and use it from one collective ambition.

The transition towards the best and smartest port can only become successful when all parties involved jointly respond on changes the future will bring. Provided the triple helix of trade and industry, authorities and science will join forces to develop knowledge, share it and benefit from it, the Rotterdam port area can definitely safeguard its position as ‘Smart Port’. It should be done through one collective ambition, so that opportunities that present themselves can be seized.

We are convinced that the most impact in developing knowledge is based on specific questions from the market, and that the best results arise when optimal benefit is gained from joined forces of trade and industry, authorities and science. On top of that, knowledge will have added value, when it is beneficial for organisations that have a common goal and are willing to look beyond their own interests, and aim at mutual improvement through long-term collaboration.