STC Netherlands Maritime University Rotterdam offers professional education in the field of Shipping, Transport and Logistics. The institute has strong ties with the Port of Rotterdam, one of the largest harbours in the world. STC Maritime University's demanding and practice oriented curriculum focuses on preparing its students for an international career in the Maritime and Transport industry.
Shipping and Transport
The shipping and transport industry is a challenging environment. It is one of the few industries that is truly worldwide in geographical scope and in the nature of the business. Globalisations of trade and economies have led to a situation where multinationals have taken on global sourcing and marketing strategies. Logically the ports and shipping companies play an important function to enable smooth and efficient transportation, connecting manufacturers and consumers around the world.
The recent downturn of the economy definitely has had an impact on the shipping and transport industry, showing once again the necessity of skilled professionals that understand the business and can guide their companies through the turbulent waves of the shipping industry. As a result of this, jobs for maritime professionals are ever more difficult to fulfil.