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We extend our appreciation to Lauritzen Bulkers A/S for hosting our students and delivering an insightful lecture. This visit was one of many enriching experiences during our recent company tours in Copenhagen this year. Thank you for being part of our students’ learning journey!



As the year comes to a close, we want to express our gratitude to each of you for your unwavering passion, dedication and support over the years.

Wishing you all a joyous holiday season filled with warmth, laughter, and well-deserved relaxation. Thank you for making the MEL community so special!

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes,
The MEL Team

Last week, the Center for Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) was present at the Global Maritime Summit (GMI) event in Mumbai, India, and it was an unforgettable experience!

Our colleague Maurice Jansen (Port Ecosystems Expert) had the incredible opportunity to connect with a multitude of enthusiastic individuals eager to advance their education and careers in the maritime industry. We were thrilled to see the overwhelming interest and passion for pursuing higher education within this dynamic field.

To all of you who visited our stall, thank you! Your curiosity and ambition fuel our commitment to providing top-notch education and helping you achieve your academic and professional aspirations.

Stay tuned for more updates, as we continue to empower the next generation of maritime leaders. We can’t wait to embark on this exciting journey with you!

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Excited to welcome the MEL class of 2024 today!!

Looking forward to an inspiring journey of learning and growth with our talented students. Here’s to new beginnings!



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Our students are getting ready to take their career to the next level. 🚀

They are currently undertaking our career development track course which will guide them through the steps of figuring out what they want to do, developing their personal brand, improving their preparation, networking, finding jobs, and acing interviews. 💼

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MEL will be attending the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC22) on the 29th & 30th of November in RAI Amsterdam. OEEC22 will open their doors to thousands of Offshore Energy professionals. From offshore wind, marine energy, hydrogen to fossil energy – all play a crucial role in the energy transition.

The entrance tickets also grants you free access to all the Conference sessions. Get inspired from the latest industry insights!

Register now with a special Student discount at: https://registration.offshore-energy.biz/

Bert de Groot, MEL Managing Director, has had his paper, Disentangling the enigma of multi-structured economic cycles – A new appearance of the golden ratio, published in Technological Forecasting & Social Change. In this paper, De Groot examines cycles in GDP growth and encounters the golden ratio.

You can read more about the publication here.   

Bert de Groot
MEL Managing Director Bert de Groot


It is always a pleasure to reconnect with MEL Alumni, especially with an alumnus from the first ever MEL Class, Class of 2001. 

We had the honor of Mr. Zhongyi (John) Su visiting us at the MEL Office almost 20 years after graduating from MEL. It was great to catch up and hear how far John has come in his career. He is the Founder, President and CEO of Erasmus Shipinvest Group, managing an established ocean-going fleet of modern Handysize – Ultramax – Panamax – Kamsarmax – Capesize bulk carriers, which are serving the world’s leading Commodities Majors/Traders type of Charterers on long-term employment basis

We are pleased to publish photos taken during a successful MEL Alumni event held in Jakarta, Indonesia.