Like all other maritime sectors, ports are undergoing changes due to digitalization, sustainability and energy transition.
Digitalization will improve efficiency and security and transform port operations.
The maritime industry faces significant challenges as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The downward shift in production and manufacturing activities has adverse effects on the supply chain that translates into the global shipping industry.
The fit between your company and the market has shifted and that requires adjustment. Issues arise and you realize that choices must be made.
As an entrepreneur, you can come to us for advice on these questions. Precisely when you are at a crossroads of choices, we help you to choose the right direction.
The maritime industry suffers greatly from the COVID-19 pandemic, and so does the harbour towage sector.
The pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of long supply chains.
CIIO is a certifying body that can assess both quality marks in one combined examination. We recently renewed both quality certificates in this way.
Iemke Imhof, manager business operations at JBR: "We had the desire to combine the external audits for the ISO-9001 quality mark and ACP quality mark. It fits with our way of working, where we have the processes in order and continuously work on craftsmanship. Our motto is: "tomorrow will be better than today ."
Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard, team leader at CIIO: "Consultancies that operate in the private sector often have the image that they let commercial interests prevail too quickly over moral-ethical or social interests. What struck me in the interviews is that JBR does not conform to this stereotypical image. At JBR, acting with integrity plays an important role in advising their clients and is constantly checked in all kinds of ways. You notice that they use an audit to reflect and learn."
Frank Steenhuisen writes in Brookz about a hospitality entrepreneur and special management.
Special management is certainly not the end for a business. For the business owner, it's important to continue communicating openly with the bank, to be prepared to take clear measures and, above all, to have the courage to look himself in the mirror.
JBR is expanding into Belgium. The agency has joined forces with Rik van Meirhaeghe, who heads the new Belgian office. Consultancy.nl spoke with Van Meirhaeghe and Managing Partner Ronald van Rijn about the collaboration.
"Rik already had a mature team in place and has access to both the Belgian and Dutch markets," said Van Rijn. "This allows us to get off to a flying start right away."
With the world moving away from fossil fuels such as oil and gas, interest in wind energy in general and in offshore wind energy, in Europe and the rest of the world, in particular has considerably increased. Interest in offshore wind is part of a broader movement to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix and to reduce gas emissions.
What are these new offshore wind developments outside Europe? What are the main issues to be solved?
In this final part of the series on alternatives to marine fuels, the options are compared. In order to meet the stricter requirements for sulphur emissions, the only realistic solution for seagoing vessels is to use low-sulphur diesel, a scrubber or to run on LNG. Batteries are a good option for short distances.
But why choose either another fuel or another technology when a combination of both offers more security?
To meet the IMO's goals of reducing total greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2008, it is possible to sail on an alternative fuel, for example LNG, hydrogen, methanol or ammonia.
In part 5 of the series on alternatives to marine fuels, a number of technological developments that make it possible to sail in a cleaner environment are discussed: scrubbers and fuel cells have already been reviewed, sails and batteries are now on the agenda.
Hydrogen is the best known non-fossil energy carrier for shipping, but not the only one. There are several possibilities - in general, the technical feasibility for these substances is still less developed, but they certainly have potential.
Part 4 of the series on alternatives to marine fuels outlines the potential for ammonia and methanol as alternative marine fuels.
Japan wants the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to run entirely on hydrogen, in the UK an offshore wind farm converts seawater into hydrogen, which is pumped ashore and used to heat millions of homes.
Here are a few examples that underline the importance of hydrogen as an energy carrier. Part 3 of the series on alternatives to marine fuels outlines the importance of hydrogen as a marine fuel.
The approaching "IMO 2020" directive limits sulphur emissions from marine fuels to a maximum of 0.5%. There are alternative fuels and new technologies to achieve these emissions.
The use, technical applicability and commercial feasibility of these is different for the various types of ships and shipping routes.
Part 2 of the series on alternatives to marine fuels takes a closer look at an alternative for deep-sea vessels: low-sulphur fuels, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) or biofuels. The Netherlands is the largest supplier of fuels to the shipping industry in Europe and this offers opportunities to use this position to become a leader in the production and supply of low-sulphur fuels for shipping.
This edition of the GMAP Maritime and Offshore Newsletter has as theme "Harbour Towage". This is the second time we have produced a special newsletter on this theme.
Major changes are occurring: a highly competitive market in (Northern) Europe and Latin America are leading to consolidation, while new opportunities are emerging in Asia. Read about the developments and trends in this sector and see the list of key players.
By January 2020, some 50,000 to 60,000 ships will have to comply with the new sulphur limitation directive.
The traditional way of propelling ships with "cheap" fossil fuels will soon be a thing of the past. There is a growing interest in alternatives for ship fuel. What opportunities are there for shipowners?
In a series of six blogs the alternatives are listed.
The food and beverage industry has experienced healthy growth over the past decade. The growing middle class worldwide is creating an increasing demand for protein-rich foods.
But consumer trends in the field of healthy food, customization and innovation are also driving demand.
If you are a business owner and have been in contact with a corporate finance advisor lately, you will probably have heard that NOW is the time to sell your company. Even the headlines regularly report good news from the merger and acquisition world. But is this really the case? Or, to use the terminology of the old football coach Co Adriaanse, is this a typical example of scoreboard journalism?
Caspar van der Geest, partner at JBR, explains in this article three important factors that determine sentiment in the mergers and acquisitions market: the state of interest rates, the availability of capital and the valuation level.
GMAP's latest "Food and Beverage Newsletter" has the theme of health and wellness. Fresh and organic foods are in the spotlight, especially in developed and emerging economies. But products for preventing disease and losing weight are also popular.
The players in this industry include large multinationals as well as smaller regional companies and start-ups. These smaller, healthy brands are expected to become sought-after targets of multinationals to accelerate market penetration in trending categories. Large food and beverage companies are pursuing strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and repositioning of brands to maintain leadership.
The crisis in the offshore oil and gas industry has led to a change of direction for many offshore companies. The international offshore wind industry has been developing rapidly in recent years and offers a good alternative.
On top of that, there is an increasing focus on greening, which gives the wind energy industry an extra boost. Ronald van Rijn and Mirthe Lantman give their views on these developments.
The sixth edition of the GMAP Maritime and Offshore Newsletter has been published. The theme of this newsletter is the Offshore Industry.
In addition to the offshore oil and gas sector, attention is also paid to alternatives within the offshore market, namely offshore wind energy, aquaculture and deep sea mining.
This fifth edition of the GMAP Maritime and Offshore Newsletter has the theme "Towage and Salvage".
Read about the developments and trends in this sector and take a look at the list of key players.
In the last couple of decades there has been a shift in shipbuilding activity from Europe to Asia, where Japan, Korea and China are the most important shipbuilding nations. In the last two decades China has become the world's most important shipbuilder.
This is mainly caused by the building of container vessels and bulk carriers and also increasingly offshore vessels. Whereas European shipbuilding is increasingly focused on passenger ships and leisure yachts.
This fourth issue of the GMAP Maritime and Offshore Newsletter looks at the "Maritime Leisure" market.
While the commercial shipping industry is going through difficult times, the cruise market is experiencing golden times. Also the market for super yachts is flourishing. In this newsletter, more on the developments and trends in these flourishing subsectors of the maritime industry.