Ben van Scherpenzeel

International Taskforce Port Call Optimization

Ben van Scherpenzeel, director nautical developments, policy and plans Port of Rotterdam

He has spent 15 years at sea:

  • 3 years on tankers and reefer vessels as a deck officer
  • 12 years on cruise vessels as a deck officer, staff captain, and project manager of new build programs

He joined the Port of Rotterdam in 2004.

His present responsibilities are optimization of port operations, port information, including being Chairman of the International Taskforce Port Call Optimization, Chairman Shipping Advisory board North Sea, and member of the IMO GIA Low Carbon Shipping group.