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Seatrade Maritime Salvage & Wreck
30 November - 1 December 2022
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Tower of LondonLondon, UK

Frans van Zoelen
Chair / Head Legal Emeritus at IAPH Legal Committee Special Projects / Port of Rotterdam Authority


Frans van Zoelen is Head Legal Emeritus of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. As an Honorary Member of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), he is active in the Legal Committee and the Data Collaboration Committee of IAPH.

In this capacity, he is able to follow the output (treaties, conventions, legislation, guidelines) of instrument-making bodies relevant to the port and maritime industry (IMO, UNCITRAL, UNCTAD et cetera), and to comment on these outputs.

As a seasoned legal specialist with demonstrated presence in the port and maritime industry, Frans van Zoelen is available for legal advice and consultancy. His focus is on subjects in the context of cybersecurity, port legislation, corporatization, special projects, and how to govern port and maritime physical and digital infrastructure.

With expertise and a strong interest in how the public and private sector interface, Frans van Zoelen developed a focus essential for navigating complex port and industrial environments.

Agenda Sessions

  • Safe Refuge for Damaged Vessels of the Future


Speakers at this event