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“Promoting Young Potentials” For all those who feel passionate about the maritime sector, Welcome to the new edition of YMI! Young Maritime International is a magazine that aims to provide youth in the maritime sector with the opportunity to publish their projects, innovative ideas, and graduation projects. In this edition YMI: The Arctic Minor Team. On the last day of January this year, five Maritime Engineering bachelor students of the Delft University of Technology finished their a semester of studies. An unusual semester, characterized by an unique opportunity that these students took: a minor on Arctic engineering. The article in the magazine aims to explain the ‚why’, ‚how’ and results of this endeavour. The magazine is meant for youth and students in the maritime sector, maritime businesses, educational institutes, business schools, governmental institutes, and other interested parties. Daniëlla Vermeer

The Arctic Minor Team Launch of a Concept: The Arctic Minor Team On the last day of January this year, five Maritime Engineering bachelor students of the Delft University of Technology finished their a semester of studies. An unusual semester, characterized by an unique opportunity that these students took: a minor on Arctic engineering. This article aims to explain the 'why' , 'how' and results of this endeavour. These days, a bachelor in Maritime Engineering consists of more that the courses on hydrodynamics, structures and propulsion. The concept of a minor is introduced, a semester of the bachelor dedicated to deepening or widening knowledge on a certain subject. Numerous minors are available from the Delft University of Technology, ranging from advanced courses on mathematics to product design. And then there is Toptrack, the excellence program of the 3mE faculty, offering students the unique opportunity to arrange their own minor and fill it up with master courses. Add to this mix five enthusiastic and creative students and you have yourself a custom minor. 'Not taking the easy way out', was an often heard quote while looking for a subject. One of the least easy ways in Maritime Engineering seemed to be the Arctic, where a harsh climate hampers all operations and the danger of ice lurks at all times. The exact definition of the minor was starting to take shape. One part would be courses, the other a project on a ship sailing through the Arctic. Due to the lack of courses combining ice and ships at the TU Delft, another university was to be found. The Aalto university in Helsinki proved to be the right place, with three courses on ice in the right time of the year. For a realistic project the help of the industry was sought. Several companies based in The Netherlands were visited and all offered a project related to the Arctic.

In the end the combination of Damen, Marin and DNV was chosen: the design of an Arctic Offshore Support Vessel. Combining a shipbuilder, research institute and classification society led to a complete view on shipbuilding, from design to delivery. In Finland a lot was learned about the ships in ice. The course Ship Performance in Ice taught us to predict and test resistance in ice. Risk Analysis of Structures in Ice gave an introduction on risk based design. Arctic Offshore Structures gave the freedom to make calculations on a real vessel, in our case a ship supplied by Damen. The project contained three parts. First a literature study, to complement the courses with knowledge on the environment, the market and the geography. Second a comparison study, extending the Arctic Offshore Structures course to make calculations on three Damen vessels in order to get more experience with offshore vessels. The final report was a design, where the Arctic Minor Team combined the experience from the courses and previous reports into one innovative concept, launched at January 31st. The vessel, named AMTSV 003 after Arctic Modular Towing Supply Vessel third iteration, is a near 100 m supply ship, capable of operating the Barents Sea year round and in Baffin Bay and Beaufort Sea for 8 months. The ship features cargo capacities comparable to other supply ships nearly equal in size. No compromises on crew conditions are made, by allowing the crew to work in the Enclosed Superstructure, as seen behind the superstructure. Ice handling can be performed by the thrusters, as well as by towing icebergs away from an offshore platform, using the 'Towing' capabilities. All in all this project learned the team about cooperation, working in a foreign environment and most of all Arctic shipbuilding. A project to develop and eventually put on ice.

Participants: Reinier Bos, John Huisman, Martijn Obers, Tobias Schaap en Max van der Zalm. Supervisors: Peter de Vos. Partners: “DAMEN”, “DNV” en “MARIN”.

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Master Class ‘Shipping and Transport’ on Maritime Services On 21st of February, over 70 young professionals gathered at STC-Group headquarters and listened to the presentations and participated actively in the discussions. Keynote speakers from Rotterdam Pilots Association and Port of Rotterdam provided insights on maritime services and how to optimise traffic planning within the port. Herman Broers, president of the Rotterdam Pilots Association took a practical approach by taking the audience on a vessel’s call to one of the liquid bulk terminals in the port of Rotterdam. The voyage exemplified the inefficiencies that occur in the nautical chain from the moment a ship calls the port: unexpected anchorage, uncertainty for all parties concerned, several parties working unnecessarily during irregular working hours, resources are called for in vain and long waiting times and delays. The variability in the process leads inevitably to higher costs: waiting time, personnel costs, but also inventory carrying costs and are the result of an inadequate planning process. Lack of information sharing, decentralised communication between the involved parties and a very short planning horizon in the nautical chain appear to be the root causes for this phenomenon. Herman Broers concluded: “what needs to be done is to bring more transparency in the planning process by sharing information pro-actively on the availability of resources (e.g. berths, tugboats, pilots, etc.) and associated constraints. Continuous updating of all parties in the chain is the key to success. Participants in the audience suggested to use social media, such as twitter in order to bring more transparency in the communication. An interesting suggestion worthwhile investigating.

After the break Cees-Willem Koorneef from division Harbourmaster of the port of Rotterdam continued be elaborating on ways to optimise the nautical chain. Koorneef referred to the vision of the port of Rotterdam to become a Global Hub. In order to realise this ambition, the processes within the port have to be optimised in order to speed up the ship’s turnaround time in the port. A recently signed declaration of intent ‘The vessel in focus’ (‘Het Schip Centraal’) between parties in Rotterdam involved in the nautical chain is an important step. It connects all involved parties to make this vision reality: ship’s agents association (VRC), terminal operators (RTM), stevedores (Rotterdamse Machinale Overslagbedrijven), liquid bulk terminals, towage companies (Smit, Kotug, Fairplay, Dutch Pilots Association (region RotterdamRijnmond) and boatsmen’s association (Roeiersvereniging Eendracht) in order to optimise traffic planning in the port. Koorneef explained the goals for the Division Harbour master, namely to realise minimal risks and delays for seagoing vessels when calling the port of Rotterdam. In order to bring more efficiencies in the process, a number of adjustments have to be made: - Enlarging the planning horizon prior to arrival: ETA 72 hrs prior to arrival and ETD 24 hours prior to departure. In comparison, at present 1.5 hr planning horizon is given prior to departure or after mooring - Terminals and service providers provide updates to agents about expected start and finish times - The planning of the chain is based on the desired time of arrival and time of departure of the ship at the terminal - Planning information of vessel visits is transparently available to the parties in the nautical chain.

Implementation of these measure is foreseen in the course of 2013. A joint working group is currently put to work. With this approach, the port of Rotterdam is extending its traditional role as port authority towards a coordinator and facilitator of the planning process amid other nautical parties involved in a safe and efficient vessel traffic planning. Koorneef challenged the audience by questioning whether the ship always have to be put in focus.

Young Port Professionals organise Masterclasses as an initiative to provide young port and maritime professionals with opportunities to experience the dynamics of the port and all its related activities and to offer a platform for knowledge exchange between education, companies and young professionals. The topics of the Master Classes are based on the courses that are offered in STC-NMU’s part-time and fulltime Master Shipping and Transport.

The Masterclass concluded with an interesting debate on the role of the harbour master as a coordinator and their main task. Koorneef: “Optimising efficiency is good as long as safety and sustainability of the process are safeguarded at all times”.

The next Masterclass - scheduled for 16 May 2013 - will be a special edition as it will be organised jointly with the parent association ‘Havenvereniging Rotterdam’.

With this in mind, the young port professionals moved to the local pub ‘Verhip’ to continue their monthly gettogether. Netherlands Maritime University, a department of STC-Group and Association of

For more information please contact Maurice Jansen, STC-Group at or subscribe to our mailing list via For more events of the Young Port Professionals please visit their website.

Wednesday, February 27th. The Pressure Cooker ‘Ports and Maritime’ event commenced its “cooking” on the 27th of February, and completed work three days later, on the 1st of March 2013. These three days, a creative and dynamic blend of students, lecturers and professionals, met and were confronted with cracking today’s and tomorrow’s maritime and port related challenges. Fifty students split in seven groups, headed by a facilitator (who plays, at the same time, the role of the energiser and of the guide throughout the Pressure Cooker process) are involved. The main target of the event is to bring together fresh and innovative ideas that could be then linked directly to the industry. For this, fifty students of several nationalities and from different courses and colleges, came together and worked intensively to generate ideas through brainstorming. And this is exactly what the Pressure Cooker event stands for… it is not at all related to cooking itself, it is though related to the process; as a pressure cooker mixes ingredients and flavours inside the pot. Furthermore, the Pressure Cooker did not stop at the generation of ideas, but went a step further; in connecting these ideas directly to the industry. For this reason this year’s theme has been “Connecting”. Starting from day one, the following calendar of events, describes what took place in the three days of the event.

Wednesday brought together students, facilitators and stakeholders, for a warm inaugural speeches under the roof of the Maritime Museum. Vice-mayor Louwes and Ron Kooren, member of the board of directors at STC-Group encouraged the participants and stressed the importance of young talents for an innovative business climate in Rotterdam. Wednesday was the day that “subjects” where for the first time distributed to the teams, which have provided tabula rasa (blank slates) for ideas to flourish under the least possible bias from the industry itself. Wednesday has been full of surprises, and illustrated what it really takes for innovation to thrive. Enthusiasm and passion, openness and inspiration, curiosity and risk-taking, tolerance and impulse, are some of the characteristics of the leaders in innovations. And the facilitators proved that over a little dance… because that is all it takes to break the ice and make people feel comfortable in working with and around others. The first day was also filled with interesting and challenging games that targeted that exactly: creating “connections” between the members of the group and of other groups at the same time, stressing the necessity to create bonds between the members of a group, as well as the importance of networking. At the same time the aim of the exercises, was to help the team members become acquainted to the issue at stake and identify, through an enjoyable and educational process what the actual problem statement is and what is exactly expected of them. Towards the end of the day, after a cold drink at the Maritime Hotel the first dish was ready to be served.

The blend was successful, the subjects clear and the problem statements on the round table ready to be worked extensively at the next step of the process. Which takes us to day 2 of the Pressure Cooker event.

different" "Things change, we need to change as well... Primarily our way of thinking" And that takes us to the very last day of the event. Friday, March 1st.

Thursday, February 28th. The second day of the event started with excitement drawn on everybody’s face. The day before has given them the confidence to move forward successfully to dig in the issues and come up with innovative ideas. Thursday was also the day that teams have had access to some 40 industry professionals on site, in order to ask questions and put their thoughts at ease by clarifying notions and terms not well acquainted to. Thursday was an illustration, of where persistence and passion lead to… and that is to a non-stop brainstorming brae that brought all ideas around the table and led to decisions made for the final strategy to be followed.

Remains of a memorable day are the inspiring quotes of participants. As well naming their teams has been an interesting process. Some went after the King of the animal kingdom, moved by excitement; others chose to be affiliated to the Phoenix that was reborn from ashes, moved by the process of the event. They all had something to say… "Let us work together... To achieve tomorrow what we can't today" "Sharing is scary... Sharing is caring" "If we do things today the same way we did yesterday, future results won’t be much

The last day of the event brought mixed feelings about. On the one hand everybody wanted to reach to the end of the day and find out who the winner is, while on the other, the general feeling was that of sadness; for something that is coming close to an end. The Pressure Cooker has implanted the participants with the passion for innovation… time has been intense and memorable for all. In any case the participants have taken the first few hours of the morning to measure their ideas. They have been challenged throughout the event to perform, accomplish and deliver. What they are expected to deliver are: fresh, innovative ideas for “fiery” issues that concern today and will concern the industry in the future. Reports and presentations that have been the main focus of the day had started earlier and have been already at full blast. Brainstorming had come to an end, and what could be seen couple of hours in, was people running around, just to make sure that everything blends properly together, having in mind the strategy that has been decided the day before by the group. Conceptual models and process maps are seen hanging off the walls and windows and the atmosphere is heated. The deadline of the reports and presentations is set at 16:00 hours sharp. One hour later the presentations are ready to kick off. At the same time the end of the presentations will signal the conclusion of the event… along of course with the result of the winner of the first prize, which is a daily ticket on board the Eendracht for the whole team.

Meanwhile a lot have happened to give participants the boost they needed to seize the day. Energisers, the daily headlines, included a Harlem Shake, and other various dances from day one. The programme included a cruise dinner to the Maas and relaxed drinks to wrapup the day at the Maritime Hotel. The participants have had the chance to stay on board two vessels (the Luciana and the Oostvogel) and acquaint themselves with living on board a vessel and spend time together. The groups had their project rooms spread out over the neighbouring Rotterdam University, the Maritime Museum and the Harbour Museum, including two groups on board the vessel ‘Geertruida’, home to the foundation Mobile Heritage Centre (MEC). The results of the event have indeed spread enthusiasm to all participants and stakeholders, the latter of which, will be happy to repeat the event on a bi-annual basis. - by Panagiotis Nikolaou, blogger of the event and alumni of STC-Group Netherlands Maritime University

Pressure Cooker ‘Ports and Maritime’ is an initiative of STC-Group, in partnership with Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences as part of the programme ‘HBO in de Haven’, to motivate and fascinate higher education students and young professionals to choose and develop their careers in the port of Rotterdam. More information can be found on the website: Pressure Cooker ‘Ports and Maritime’ has been done in cooperation with ‘Proeftuin Maritieme Innovatie’ – a programme to enhance projects with vocational, higher education and university students. PMI aims to strengthen the competitive position of companies within the maritime cluster through realisation of innovation projects. Other contributions came from the Port of Rotterdam and the Chamber of Commerce Rotterdam, while Syntens innovation centre, and AXS Logistiek have contributed by providing knowledge workshops. The organisation is thankful to the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, Harbour Museum and MEC for their warm hospitality. For more information on Pressure Cooker ‘Ports and Maritime’, contact Maurice Jansen at STC-Group, Rotterdam.

Photo’s: Daniëlla Vermeer

The winners with the price for best achievement

Photo’s: DaniÍlla Vermeer

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