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Welcome to EFLE Rotterdam 2018!

The European Forum of Logistics Education (EFLE) is an international platform where Educators of Bachelor programs in Logistics Management and Logistics Engineering work together. It was founded in 1993 and currently 31 Universities from 13 countries are participating. (Photography header: Gerhard van Roon, Kunst en Vliegwerk RP)



Introduction Day
Tuesday October 9

Lloydstraat 300

15:00 Reception  

Matthijs van Doorn
Director Logistics Rotterdam Port Authority
"Rotterdam: Smartest port"
Port of Rotterdam

17:00 - 18.30

New developments in Teaching Logistics
Best Practice: Service Supply Chain Game
TKI Dinalog


Dinner in city centre



Port Innovation day

Wednesday October 10

Lloydstraat 300

9:00 Coffee  

Maarten van Ogtrop
Dean Rotterdam Mainport Institute 
Rotterdam Mainport Institute

Official welcome to all participants

Mrs Mariette Koekoek
Senior Project Manager Automation
"Future of Terminal automation and simulation"


Future of Terminal automation and simulation

Ms Willemien Akerboom
"Synchromodality in practice"
European Gateway services

Synchromodality in practice
11:15      Coffee  
11:30 Prof. Dr Harry Geerlings
"Sailing towards a sustainable future"
Erasmus University Rotterdam



Departure for trip to the port

14.00 - 15.00

Presentation about the development of Maasvlakte II at Futureland 


Visit APM terminal
APM Terminals

16.00 Departure to Rotterdam  
17.00 Arrival at hotel  




Research day

Thursday October 11

9:00 – 9:30 Reception RDM Campus  
9:30 – 10:30

Welcome: dr. Liek Voorbij, director Research Centre Sustainable Port Cities Keynote: dr. Ron van Duin, Applied Research Professor Port and City Logistics

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee/tea break

10:45 – 12:15

Research Poster presentations

12:15 – 12:45      Tour innovation Dock  
13:00      Lunch  
14:00 – 16:30

Port trip Nieuwe Maze (VIP vessel of the Rotterdam Port Authority)


Arrival at hotel





Education day

Friday October 12  

9.00 - 9.15 Reception  
9.15 - 9.30 An overview of this week's proceeds and what does it mean for us as lecturers?  
9:30 – 11:30 Workshops: How to incorporate new developments in logistics in project based education? Could we develop and run those projects between EFLE partners?  
11:30 Presentation EFLE 2019 Denmark  
12:00 Lunch  
13:00 End of programm  

Friday programme in cooperation with:

Teubooker, Yellowstar Solutions and HR Cargo