Portbase was founded in 2009 by the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Amsterdam and has the broad support of the port business community. Our ambition is to make the logistics chains of the Dutch ports as attractive as possible through a one-stop shop. To this end Portbase connects all parties in the logistics chains of the Dutch port. With the Port Community System, Portbase facilitates data sharing between companies and information exchange with governments in order to work faster, more efficiently and at lower costs. Together with our growing community, Portbase is making data sharing increasingly valuable. With the aim of making the Dutch port community and thus the ports, the smartest in Europe.

’As an employee by Portbase you are part of the team that builds the smartest port in Europe’’

Koen Jellema, Sales Manager, on working at Portbase:

"My name is Koen Jellema, I’m 30 years old and work as a Sales Manager at Portbase since June 2018. Portbase is one of the strategic organizations that supports the infrastructure of the Dutch ports and thereby the import and export flows of goods to and from the Netherlands. Being part of the team that builds the smartest port of Europe brings you in a dynamic and innovative environment. We are in direct contact with all the parties in the logistic chain in and outside port. From the shipping companies and terminals at the seaside to customs and importers / exporters in the hinterland, Portbase provides the digital link between all parties via the Port Community System. The dynamic among the different parties and within logistics gives me the energy I need to face the daily challenges and cases, coming from the market. Besides that, it is really interesting the work in an innovative environment where you can have a direct impact on efficiency, transparency and collaboration in logistics. Furthermore, it is inspiring to come to work every day, having a view over the centre of Rotterdam and meet up with colleagues from all departments due to the open business culture with many social events.

The future of IT and logistics is brighter than ever, due the worldwide trends in big data and data sharing. One of the main reasons for me to join this vibrant organization."

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