Vroon supports TU Delft Maritime Technology Faculty

Posted on Jan 20 2014 - 3:34am by Editor

Vroon is pleased to announce that it will support a new Chair for the Shipping Management faculty at the Technical University (TU) Delft, aimed at stimulating students to opt for a career in the shipping industry. This education programme will give students from Delft the chance to gain in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry at first hand.


The Faculty will be financed by the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) via a foundation, formed by a number of prominent shipping companies in the Netherlands.

During the KVNR’s New Year reception earlier this week, a five-year cooperation agreement was signed by Mr. Eric Rikken, Technical Director at the Vroon Group – on behalf of the Foundation– and Prof. Dr. Theun Baller – on behalf of TU Delft.

The aim of this new Chair is to increase the number of university students choosing to pursue a career in the dynamic shipping industry

The photo shows Eric Rikken (on the left) and Prof. Baller signing the agreement with, standing, KVNR chairman Tineke Netelenbos.