Martin Bloem MA – Partner

Martin Bloem helps maritime companies to organize and create international business. Knowledge of the maritime market and experience with public affairs are his greatest strengths. His clients value his keen insights and benefit of his high level network.

Ever since Martin started his career at a maritime cluster organization in 1993, he was drawn to shipbuilding and shipping markets. It led him to pursue a job as a shipbuilding expert at the Dutch ministry of economic affairs. It was there where he got to know all the important players in the maritime industry and got familiar with international affairs through his work at the EU and OECD.

Martin’s experience at the Dutch ministry led him to become responsible for several maritime trade associations. He merged the marine equipment and shipbuilding associations into one strong representative body for the Dutch manufacturing industries.

Apart from his leadership role in central representative bodies, Martin’s fun is in maritime market research. Over the past few years, he published maritime market reports on West Africa, The Netherlands, Turkey, Indonesia, and Myanmar, and he initiated the international ‘maritime hotspots’ project. He was involved in the evaluation of the Dutch National Shipping Policy and in several short sea shipping-publications.

Areas of expertise:

  • Maritime Market Research
  • Public Affairs and Lobbying
  • Policy Evaluations
  • Export Promotion and Investments
  • Project Management

Although we are a private company, we cannot do without government. We need licenses, regulations that fit us, and where possible subsidies and grants for our business development. Marstrat guides us when we talk to governments. Our maritime public affairs are much better organized than before.

As a government we want to maintain close contact with the versatile maritime industry. We want to measure and evaluate the impact of our maritime policy, not only in shipping policy, but in shipbuilding policy as well

Insights

Shipyard Process Improvement - Jenny Coenen - Marstrat

A day in Shipyard Process Improvement

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The last years Marstrat allocated a significant part of its consulting capacity to operational management in leading shipyards. One of the leading shipbuilding companies in the Netherlands used the Marstrat…

It is lonely at the top - Harry Doze - Martin Bloem - Marstrat

It’s lonely at the top

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Decision making at C-level can be a lonely affair. Often the most important decisions owner or board makes, are done by a small number of people. The reason for this…

Alternative Ship Finance Raymond Ko - Marstrat - Maritime Strategy Implemented

(Alternative) Ship Finance

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Traditional ship finance for more than a century is based on financiers, the banks, taking a first priority mortgage on the ship. This proved a good way of lending to…

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Smart Maintenance Business Lunch, The Next Steps

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If you are interested in smart maintenance of your maritime assets, we invite you to join the Smart Maintenance Business Lunch. This high level event will take place on Wednesday…