Port of Rotterdam
Safety Advisor at Harbour Master
Cees Boon started his career with the Port of Rotterdam Port Authority in 1983 as an inspector for dangerous and noxious goods for the Division Harbour Master. He has ample experience in this field and hands-on experience. At present, he is an alternative fuel safety expert of the Harbourmaster Policy Department and advisor of the (State) Harbour Master of Rotterdam.
He has been involved in LNG developments in the Port of Rotterdam and is responsible for the safety framework and rules for the LNG bunkering in the port for seagoing and inland vessels. He also contributed to the development of the EMSA Guidance on LNG Bunkering Guideline
Nowadays Cees is involved in the Energy Transition program of the port of Rotterdam with the task to establish, in addition to LNG, an internationally accepted harmonized safety framework and guidelines for (STS) bunkering of all the new energy carriers like Methanol, (Liquid) Hydrogen, Ammonia and electrical power for propulsion.
For this purpose he is working closely with other (port) authorities, international regulatory authorities, branch organizations and shipping companies. Cees is an active member of workgroups within the IAPH/CMF, SGMF, INTERTANKO, IMO-GIA, CEN, WPCAP, and IBIA and is in many international programs to establish new fuel bunker infrastructure.