Organizing committee

For the organization of the HVTT15, four public organizations joined forces: Rijkswaterstaat, the Han University of Applied Sciences, the RDW and the Municipality of Rotterdam. 


The General Chair of the Organizing Committee is Loes Aarts, vice-president Europe for the IFRTT and senior advisor of Rijkswaterstaat. Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. This includes the main road network, the main waterway network and water systems.


Loes Aarts is jointly responsible for the Rijkswaterstaat strategic agenda on transport and logistics, currently involved in the securing of the availability of the road network and inland waterways for freight transport. She chairs the OECD Working Group Policies to extend the Life of Road Assets and is co-leader of the Working Group Long Distance Freight Transport of the European Technology Platform for the automotive industry ERTRAC. In the past Loes has been project manager for research projects on trials with high capacity vehicles in The Netherlands.

 

Joop Pauwelussen is an IFRTT board member. After 11 years of research as full-time professor in Mobility Technology, he was appointed in 2014 as director of the Automotive Institute of the HAN University of Applied Sciences. From September 2017, he returns to research, joining the HAN Automotive Research team as an associated professor, specialized in vehicle dynamics and control, heavy vehicle technology and vehicle-driver interaction. HAN Automotive Institute is part of the HAN Faculty of Engineering and offers degree courses and programs for professionals at both Bachelors and Masters levels. HAN Automotive Research carries out applied research on smart and clean vehicles.


Bert de Rooij is Manager Exemptions Exceptional Transport at RDW. Together with his RDW colleagues he contributes to road safety, traffic flow, sustainable infrastructure and economic benefits of exceptional transport. Yearly 30.000 exemptions are submitted in the Netherlands. An important part of all exceptional transports goes from Rotterdam to other European countries. In close cooperation with road owners we offer a network for heavy transports for indivisible loads. By using state of the art technologies we adapt to a fast moving environment and contribute to a positive exceptional image.

RDW is the Netherlands Vehicle Authority in the mobility chain. RDW has developed extensive expertise through its years of experience in executing its statutory and assigned tasks. Tasks in the area of the licensing of vehicles and vehicle parts, supervision and enforcement, registration, information provision and issuing documents.

Richard van der Wulp is Urban planner at the Municipality of Rotterdam. He coordinates the policy of urban transportation of goods, and also on international traffic related subjects. He works on the policy and actions for Rotterdam to become the best innovative port of the world, and have the cleanest urban city logistics. Rotterdam is at the moment one of the leading cities in zero emission city logistics. At the Erasmus university of Rotterdam Richard has graduated with a Master of Science degree in Economics. Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland within the Rhine–Meuse–Schelde river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the river Rotte by people settled around it for safety. In 1340, Rotterdam was granted city rights by the Count of Holland. A major logistic and economic centre, Rotterdam is Europe's largest port and has a population of 633,471 (2017), the second-largest in the Netherlands, just behind Amsterdam. Rotterdam is enclosed region, with about 1.2 million inhabitants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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