The maritime sector has been hit hard in recent years. Increasing costs and decreasing earnings have squeezed cash flows, and continue to do so. Since 2008, the world fleet has grown by 37%, whilst world demand volumes increased only 9%. As a result, the already existing overcapacity in the shipping market has been growing, instead of declining. The combination of high supply and low demand leads to low charter rates and declining asset values. Bloem Doze Nienhuis views the challenges that face seagoing shipping in 2013.
Welcome to yet another issue of our newsletter! We are certainly pleased that you find the time to browse through what is happening at our offices.Exceptionally, I get to introduce you to this issue since the “pièce de résistance” this time is an interview with our CEO, Martin Bloem. One thing that always strikes me is how many people Martin knows and how many know him.And these are not merely LinkedIn contacts or “likes” or digital endorsements.
Bloem Doze Nienhuis finished 2012 with a positive result. CEO and Managing Partner Martin Bloem, is determined to further develop activities. ′The maritime markets are in transition. We can see that companies redefine their market and production strategies.The winners of the future are the companies that now have the courage to invest or change course.
Associate partner Andre Tienpont took part in a Dutch trade mission to the Ukraine. During this meeting a memorandum of understanding was signed with the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding. Main goal of this memorandum of understanding is to strengthen mutual cooperation in the fields of research and education.
The Dutch maritime sector maintains excellent relations with other maritime regions in the world. Maritime knowhow is being developed across the globe, and Dutch maritime companies cannot survive without their international clients and business partners. With this in mind, a new project was launched by the Dutch Maritime Network, called ‘Maritime Hotspots’.
Centraal in deze publicatie staan de maritieme en offshore sectoren in enkele landen van West Afrika. Gekozen is voor Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Senegal, Ivoorkust en Kameroen. Deze keuze is gemaakt vanwege de snelle ontwikkeling van hun economieën, hun maritieme handelsstromen en de groeiende offshore operaties. Daarmee zijn de landen interessant voor Nederlandse reders, baggeraars, scheepsbouwers, toeleveranciers, havens en dienstverleners.