The 2nd Russian-Dutch business meeting on Maritime Logistics was held on 9 November 2017 at the Residence of the Consul-General of the Netherlands in Saint-Petersburg. 

Just like the first time a big and diverse group of participants joined the event. There were representatives of logistics companies, Russian universities, NANR members and students (more than 80 people in total).

Hugo Brouwer, Deputy Consul General at the Netherlands Consulate General in Saint Petersburg, set the tone of the evening describing the productive cooperation between Russia and The Netherlands in the field of Maritime Logistics.  Jerke Verschoor, Director at Nuffic Neso Russia, highlighted the interaction between our countries in the field of education. According to the latest statistics, Russia is the 15th in the list of countries sending its students to the Netherlands for education.

Rob Zuidwijk, Professor of Ports in Global Networks at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), introduced current trends and developments in the field of Logistics education illustrated by RSM and Port of Rotterdam experience.  

Rob Zuidwijk

Bernard Klappe, Customs Attaché at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow, shed the light on the processes of custom clearance and control inn The Netherlands. "We not only analyse traders which we trust, but we also use cutting-edge technologies including new scanners to prevent non-allowed goods from entering the country", - said Bernard Klappe.

The official part of the evening was closed by the presentation of Lenta, the biggest retail chain in the North-West of Russia, delivered by Fedor Pavlovskiy, Transport & distribution director and Tatiana Taris, Regional procurement director.

During the reception afterwards the guests had a chance to network and discuss the insights from the presentations.

NANR would like to thank the Consulate General for their support and hospitality.

The event was also made possible by the Top Sector Logistics in the Netherlands. 

More picture are available here.