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Brigit C.M. Gijsbers, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management, Directorate-General for Civil Aviation and Maritime Affairs, The Netherlands

Current Position: since June 2013

Deputy Director General Civil Aviation and Maritime Affairs / Director Maritime Affairs

Responsible for:

  • The development and implementation of Policy and legislation related to shipping, inland navigation and ports
  • Preparation and implementation of new waterborne infrastructure projects
  • The development and implementation on freight and logistics by implementation of freight corridors, modal shift from road to water and rail

Main subjects at the moment:

  • Greening of the fleet for inland navigation and shipping;
  • Development of a new policy on the ports;
  • Further development of the freight agenda;

Positions in the past

2006 -2013: deputy Director Rail in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management

1985 – 2006: Customs and Ministry of Finance: different posts related to international transport of goods