Eric van der Schans

IAPH Environmental Ship Index / Port of Rotterdam

Chairman / Director Environmental Management

Eric van der Schans is Director Environmental Management at the Port of Rotterdam Authority since 1 September 2015

Born in Enschede, the Netherlands in 1971, Eric holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Twente.

He started his career at Stork in 1996 as an environmental & safety consultant for the Oil & Gas industry and worked on various projects in Europe and the Middle East. In 2000 he joined Royal Haskoning DHV and continued to work as a consultant, project manager, and team leader. In 2005 he joined Antea Group to lead their safety consultancy practice. In later years he has been responsible for the international acquisition strategy of Antea Group as well as international business development.

Today, as director of Environmental Management, he is responsible for spatial planning, network planning & hinterland capacity, environment, and CSR within the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

In addition to his role with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Eric van der Schans is

• Chairman of Environmental Shipping Index (ESI) Working Group

• Chair of the World Ports Climate Action Program

Sessions With Eric van der Schans

Wednesday, 23 June

  • 03:50pm - 04:35pm (CET) / 23/jun/2021 01:50 pm - 23/jun/2021 02:35 pm

    Climate and Energy

    IAPH Technical - Climate and Energy


    IAPH has spearheaded innovative, practical tools for ports: a globally-used easy-to-use index tool to reward shipowners reducing their fleet emissions, a suite of audit tools and operational safety checklists for ports looking to award concessions to alternative bunker fuel operators, and a recent initiative that will measure cruise emissions at berth. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the IAPH Climate and Energy Committee will give an overview of the IAPH Toolkit members can use to improve on their environmental footprint.