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Stakeholder Conference 2024

Reflecting on an inspiring morning at our annual Stakeholder Conference yesterday, we gained valuable insights from various industries!

Our General Program Manager, Kristel Reiling-Steeds, reminded attendees of PZI’s core mission: ensuring the safety of our crew. She shared key outcomes from the database and highlighted the platform’s activities. Wilma Van sandijk announced the official kick-off for other cargo streams this year!

Danny Jolly, co-founder of Fish Climbing Trees and Senior Incident Investigator at NS, emphasized viewing people as solutions to safety challenges rather than problems. He shared how changing perspectives can reveal critical improvement points in our systems.

Dara van Langen, pilot and Flight Technical Committee member at Vereniging Nederlandse Verkeersvliegers, shared his expertise on automation in the aviation industry. He discussed the similarities, differences, and growth opportunities for the inland shipping industry.

Throughout the morning, there were ample opportunities for questions, networking, coffee, and a delicious lunch!

Watch the aftermovie to get a glimpse of this inspiring event at the Maritime Industry. Thanks everyone for coming and we look forward to seeing you next year! 👋

PZI Industry Safety Day – Ship-Shore Interface

In February, the 4th PZI Industry Safety Day convened, centering its discussions on the critical topic of Ship-Shore Interface. Terminal stakeholders and PZI members came together for an engaging and interactive session, delving into areas of improvement while fostering better mutual understanding.

The event commenced with Maurits van der Linde’s call to action, urging participants to openly share their lessons learned, emphasizing that such transparency is essential for collective learning and the prevention of recurring incidents.

Ton Wingelaar provided an update on degassing and the forthcoming ban, slated to take effect within the year.

Keynote speaker Dr. Marit de Vos underscored the significance of not only dissecting failures but also acknowledging successes, particularly in collaborative settings like the ship-shore interface. Her insights aimed to inspire a holistic approach to process evaluation, fostering a culture of sharing lessons learned and constructive dialogue among teams, as well as encouraging crew members to adopt similar practices.

In the afternoon, participants engaged in three workshops. One session simulated the dynamics between a terminal operator and a captain in a roleplay, highlighting the importance of accurate reporting and the adherence to official procedures. It became evident that mutual understanding and awareness of each other’s roles fostered a safer and more harmonious work environment.

Round table discussions further explored various themes, emphasizing the importance of communication, mutual respect, and understanding within the PZI community.

The Serious Game ‘5 Kingdoms’ provided a unique perspective on the ship-shore interface, challenging participants to navigate different roles in a playful yet insightful manner, pinpointing potential areas for improvement.

Ultimately, attendees departed the event with newfound inspiration and expanded networks, poised to implement positive changes within their respective domains.

Maurits van der Linde

Ton Wingelaar

Dr. Marit de Vos


Round table discussions

5 Kingdoms

Liana Engibarjan nam voor ons een vlog op!

In kader van onze campagne rondom ‘Persoon Overboord’ is binnenvaartschipper en vlogger Liana Engibarjan in het water gesprongen om te ervaren hoe het is om in koud water terecht te komen en wat je dan moet doen. Hoewel het water meer dan 20°C, viel het toch niet mee. Bekijk de video hieronder.