Maritime logistics issues discussed at the Dutch Consulate General in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
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, IAA PortNews correspontent reports.
The keynote speech was delivered by Hugo Brouwer, Deputy Consul General at the Netherlands Consulate General in Saint Petersburg.
Jerke Verschoor, Director at Nuffic Neso Russia, Netherlands Education Support Office, told about interaction of Russia and the Netherlands in the field of education. According to him, 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), told about key elements of educational programmes including customs regulation, supply chains, logistics and information issues.
An international education programme for students from different countries including Russia lasts for about two month with only one week of on-campus education. The rest of the period is the time of distance learning, explained Rob Zuidwijk.
Bernard Klappe, Customs Attache, Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow, reminded that huge amount of goods comes to Europe via the Netherlands. The Netherlands customs cooperates with industry and business to ensure compliance of goods with requirements and delivery of goods within short period of time, he said.
"We not only analyze traders which we trust, but also we use cutting-edge technologies including new scanners to prevent non-allowed goods from entering the country", - said Bernard Klappe.