Recent & Current Projects
Contribution to Port of Rotterdam’s international strategy
Together with PoR staff, PLA provided an evaluation of PoR’s international strategy,
and recommendations to achieve further international success.
Discussion paper for the Euro Mediterranean Forum
Peter de Langen (principal consultant of PLA) provided a keynote speech at
the Euro Mediterranean Forum, based on a discussion paper for the event. The discussion paper deals with the challenges of increasing container ship sizes
Advice for the Ports Regulator of South Africa
PLA provided input for the decision-making of the Ports Regulator of South Africa, which had to make a decision regarding the level and distribution of port charges for the South African Port system (see www.portsregulator.org/). PLA provided input based on the first-hand experience with port pricing at Port of Rotterdam Authority, as well as academic research on this issue.
Second opinion for a regional development agency
A regional development agency had developed a strategy for a logistics park but wanted a second opinion. PLA provided a second opinion that led to an improved strategy.
Advanced port management course MEL
Erasmus University Rotterdam has a master programme MEL (Maritime Economics and Logistics), see http://www.maritimeeconomics.com/. PLA provided the course ‘Advanced Port Management’ with the use of a specially developed management case that was well received by the students.