World Port Days in Rotterdam is the largest annual maritime event in the Netherlands. It features numerous activities on the quay, demonstrations on the water and excursions that go deeper into the harbour. In addition, there is an extensive cultural program in the city. World Port Days is known to draw upwards of 380,000 visitors.
World Port Days Rotterdam 2019
This year, the largest annual maritime event in the Netherlands is bigger than ever with numerous activities, demonstrations and excursions that introduce hundreds of thousands of visitors to all team players in the port of Rotterdam.
The theme for this 42nd edition is "MariTeam", with which the organization wants to put the spotlight on the fantastic of teamwork by all people who work hard every day on the success of Rotterdam as a maritime capital. Visitors can become acquainted with the professions in the port, the innovative developments and the surprising combinations with which companies jointly meet maritime challenges. The full programme for World Port Days can be found on www.wereldhavendagen.nl.
There is, of course, a lot of attention for innovation. A considerable number of participating companies and organizations have never before been admired at the World Port Days. A special example of teamwork is the Zeearend patrol vessel, which will be moored at Wilhelminapier. On this ship, police, customs and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee work together in a unique way to protect the North Sea.
Familiar faces are also there, such as the Marine Village returns, where visitors can take a look at the many ships of the Royal Navy. At the Port of Rotterdam Authority, you discover the organization behind the port of Rotterdam as a gateway to the world. SummerLabb is also present: this initiative, together with its partners, brings sustainability, innovation and science to the public in a surprising way.
"Thanks to the MariTeam theme, visitors can get to know the people behind the success of the port of Rotterdam," says Sabine Bruijnincx, director of the World Port Days Foundation. “We are extremely happy that so many companies are enthusiastic and open to surprising collaborations."
In addition to all the activities and demonstrations that take place on the quays around the Erasmus Bridge, visitors can once again take part in excursions that go deeper into the harbour. ExxonMobil, for example, offers a unique look behind the scenes with a cruise along the refinery in the Botlek. Visitors can also get to know the multidisciplinary teams of chemical company Huntsman Holland and see how offshore wind turbines are produced at Sif Netherlands.
The event can be visited free of charge. Maps must be purchased for excursions and boat trips. This is already possible for the popular P&O Ferries day cruise every year. Tickets for the other excursions can be ordered online from Monday 26 August at noon.
The 42nd edition of World Port Days will take place on 6, 7 and 8 September 2019 in the area around the Erasmus Bridge.
World Port Days Rotterdam 2019
For more information, visit wereldhavendagen.nl.
Location: Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam area
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