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On April 19, Mr. Steven Kool, President of Rotterdam Commercial Representative Office paid a visit to Shanghai International Shipping Center (SISI). They conducted a preparatory talk on signing a memorandum of understanding between Erasmus Rotterdam, the Netherlands Research Centre for Intelligent Ports and SISI.
President Steven Kool and SISI Secretary-General Zhen Hong respectively introduced the basic situation of Erasmus Rotterdam, the Netherlands Research Centre for Intelligent Ports and SISI. Both sides reached an agreement that a memorandum of understanding is to be formally signed in mid-May.
Erasmus Rotterdam, the Netherlands Research Centre for intelligent ports is a maritime and port research institution, consisting of five colleges and organizations under Erasmus Rotterdam. Thus, it wins strong support from Rotterdam municipal government, Rotterdam Port Authority and Deltalinqs (an organization representing all trades and industries in Rotterdam). Shanghai and Rotterdam are sister-cities and enjoyed a long history of friendly exchange