Niels Vanlaer

Port of Antwerp

Business Continuity Manager Operation

Niels Vanlaer is Business Continuity Manager Operations of the Port of Antwerp. He took that position in December 2019 where he leads a small team of experts that support the Port Authority Field Operations team in developing risk analysis and ensuring the overall safety of the port and its users. He is a strong believer in building bridges and mutual understanding to come to pragmatic solutions that ensure a safe environment to conduct operations.

Earlier on, Niels worked as HSEQ & Marine Director of a shipping company specialized in gas tankers and had a seagoing career up to Master Mariner. In this job, he dealt with various aspects of ship management in often challenging environments.

He is combining his current job with a Ph.D. program in which he takes up research on the resilience of critical infrastructures.

Sessions With Niels Vanlaer

Tuesday, 22 June

  • 11:00am - 11:45am (CET) / 22/jun/2021 09:00 am - 22/jun/2021 09:45 am

    Risk and Resilience

    IAPH Technical: Risk and Resilience


    Get an exclusive insight into the workings of the IAPH Risk and Resilience Committee on some of the most forward-thinking projects in this new area of interest to ports of all sizes and characteristics. With climate change increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, cyberattacks being targetted on port communities and financial market instability becoming a permanent feature, what is IAPH preparing for ports to support business continuity?