Study Trip in the port of Rotterdam for the students of the MSc International Trade & Logistics le 18/04/2019

50 students of MSc International Trade & Logistics have discovered during 3 days the challenge of the Port of Rotterdam, which is the largest port in Europe.

“Our study trip in Rotterdam was a wonderful experience, it certainly helped us all obtaining deeper understanding of the port’s stakes

Throughout the trip we had the opportunity to visit the port of Rotterdam where we visited 3 different terminals: container ship, Dry- and Liquid-Bulk. It was a wonderful experience and even more so for those of us who never had the opportunity to visit a port before; exacerbated by the prominence of Rotterdam being, indeed, the largest port in Europe.

We also visited the headquarter of the port authority where we had the opportunity to exchange and gain in-depth insights about the main challenges the port its management are faced with daily. Different collaborators took the floor to present us the projects they partake into in order to give us more details on the management of the port.

We wrapped up our tour with a visit to the customs administration of the country where we were exposed to some of the key topics they deal with within the scope of their missions. Namely but not limited to, ensuring maximum security and maintain excellent levels of traffic fluidity, prevent unauthorized products to enter the E.U., etc.

We eventually got down to more matter-of-fact elements as we were told about frauds that the authority was able to outmaneuver thanks to great wit, cutting-edge technology and information management.

We also had the chance to visit a bonded warehouse and an x-ray scanner where cargo inspections take place.”

Fanny DELAGNEAU  - MSc International Trade & Logistics student

Students were accompanied by their Program director Elisabeth Jouannaux and two professors of Supply Chain Center of Excellence Laurent Fedi and Pierre Cariou.

 

About the MSc International Trade & Logistics

Recognised as the leading French training institution in international trade with a unique focus on the maritime industry, this MSc celebrates 60 years of expertise in the fields of logistics and business optimisation.

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