Editor's note

This is already the third edition of the Maritime Holland Business Guide. In the last years our business guide has become a familiar sight at events and coffee tables in the maritime industry. Our guide has become a showpiece of the Dutch maritime industry.

After years of recession the economy is picking up pace and the maritime cluster is feeling the recovery too. In these times it is important for a business to seek the spot light. Show them what you got. The companies in this year’s edition of the Maritime Holland Business Guide understood the momentum and reserved their place in the business guide.

With the Maritime Holland Business Guide companies reach potential clients all over the world. The first two editions were distributed on many exhibitions like SMM, Breakbulk, Maintenance Antwerp, Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference, Maritime Industry and Shipping Technics Logistics. Alongside the attention of the printed guides, the online version is reaching more people from around the world every day. With the third edition we will even push harder to get the Maritime Holland Business Guide in new places and in the hands of the right people.

Because of this exposure it is no surprise that the cream of the crop of the Dutch maritime industry is part of this year’s guide. The participating organisations paint a picture of the scope and diversity of the Dutch industry as a whole. The first part of the guide will focus on different Dutch branche organisations and give an impression of their specific sector. In the second part, an overview is sketched of the companies that define the Dutch maritime industry.

We would like to thank everybody that made the 18/19 edition of the Maritime Holland Business Guide possible. If you have ideas or suggestions after reading the guide, we would really appreciate your thoughts.

Jaap Proost

Editor-in-chief, Maritime Holland