The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) recently published their 2009 Annual Report with the title The shipping industry in the Netherlands: worth the investment. The project Shore Support is also mentioned in the report.
The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) is one of the platform partners of Shore Support. Since the beginning of this Dutch innovative initiative, the KVNR is involved in the project as part of the Steering and Expert Committee.
Current developments and the importance of investments by the Dutch government in order to create an attractive and good business climate for the Dutch maritime industry are reported. The KVNR is convinced that despite the significant economic downturn in 2009, the Dutch shipping industry is worth investing.
The Dutch shipowners still have faith in the future. Therefore they continue to invest in fleet renewal, improving (onboard) internships, maritime education and environmental innovations. The shortsea shipping sector can contribute significantly to solving transportation problems on land under the title congestion-free at sea (filevrij over zee).
The Annual Report also stressed the importance of the Dutch maritime sector as an economic engine for the maritime cluster. The maritime shipping sector is the delivery room, as Dutch seafarers continue their career on land within the maritime cluster after finishing their jobs at sea.
To read the part of Shore Support, please click here: Annual Report 2009 KVNR (page 26)
More information, please visit: www.kvnr.nl