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Negotiating port management contract – Port of Sohar, Oman

Contract negotiations between Port of Rotterdam and Ministry of Transport in Oman about the formation of a joint venture company which will manage the port and adjacent 2000ha industrial zone for the next 25 years. Contract has been closed. Involvement in organization structure, staffing, financial modeling and contract negotiations. Start-up of the management company.

Bottleneck analysis container market – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Between 2000 and 2002 the Rotterdam container throughput stagnated. The other ports in the Hamburg-Le Havre range showed significant growth, while the market share of the port of Rotterdam diminished. Quoted reasons for these developments ranged from high tariffs, hinterland congestion and poor service levels to red tape procedures.