Dutch Charter Merchant Ship for Ecosystem Maritime Capacity

May 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – Defense and shipping company Spliethoff, one of the largest shipping companies in the Netherlands, will work closely together. State Secretary Barbara Visser today visited a ship from Spliethoff in Eemshaven that will transport defense equipment. The collaboration is part of a pilot that should lead to the Ecosystem Maritime Capacity. This partnership revolves around innovation, mutual learning, and staff and material exchange. Defense needs to become more strategic and agile and needs maritime transport capacity. For the national maritime sector, safety and the availability…

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Dutch Defence White Paper focusing on a robust, agile military force

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence can once again have confidence in the future. After years of budget cuts, the Defence organization is investing in its people, capabilities and visibility. Personnel will be given the equipment they need to work as effectively and safely as possible. Capabilities will be enhanced by the procurement of new materiel and by the modernization of existing resources. Investments will be made in IT and cyber. The Ministry of Defence will also work more intensively with partners, such as the business community, NATO and the EU.…

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