Nicolas MaesBusiness Development at Port+
Nicolas Maes is Business Developer at Port+, a logistics service provider owned by the Antwerp Port Community. Currently, Nicolas is responsible for the development of a collaborative platform that involves combining operational data from all actors involved in the seaborne liquid bulk supply chain in order to create more transparency between the various planned activities. Benefits of the platform include increased port call predictability, decreased turnaround time and improved TCEs.
Nicolas also co-founded LEAP Antwerp, a local community for young people with an interest in innovative and disruptive technologies. LEAP Antwerp endeavors to spur interest in technologies such as AI, IoT, blockchain and robotics and its real-life applications. Furthermore, LEAP Antwerp forms the bridge between passionate students looking for hands-on experience during their education and innovative companies willing to share their knowledge.
Nicolas has a background in finance and economics, having studied applied economics with a focus on finance and logistics at the University of Antwerp and Fudan University Shanghai.