The combination of maritime business services in Rotterdam and the strong manufacturing clusters in the seven Drecht Cities has transformed this area into a top-quality international region. And we can strengthen our competitive position further through effective collaboration, guaranteeing us an inflow of outstanding businesses and talented people to continue building a better city.
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 maritime businesses in Rotterdam and the Drecht Cities formed a task force in mid-2017 to highlight the area’s maritime expertise more prominently, both in the Netherlands and internationally.
The Rotterdam Maritime Board spearheads this development by helping formulate roadmaps for the city's initiatives and providing support. Thirty-five CEOs from maritime businesses and trade associations in Rotterdam and the Drecht Cities sit on the Board and its Technical President is Ms Mai Elmar.