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Minister visits Niestern Sander during Europort 2019

8 November 2019
Minister visits Niestern Sander during Europort 2019

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management visited Europort at Rotterdam Ahoy. After opening the new NL flag portal and receiving the first copy of the latest Maritime Monitor, the Minister visited the booth of Royal Niestern Sander. Standing next to the Kroonborg model and a screen showing Holland’s first electric utility vessel, she talked with directors Wietse Holman and Bart Volgers about innovation and smart ship solutions at the Dutch shipyard.

She commented that she was impressed by the maritime exhibition.

“I have been a minister for maritime affairs for two years now and I am surprised almost daily by new innovative developments. The Netherlands is at the forefront when it comes to sustainable measures to reduce CO2 emissions, for example. And what about autonomous sailing? I have seen good examples of this today. We can be proud of our maritime sector and the fact that we are among the best in the world.”