The Vessel Operators Forum (VOF) is an open and worldwide platform for ship owners, operators, designers, yards, suppliers, R&D institutes and regulatory agencies and class societies to exchange experience on operational aspects of ships and to discuss the common need for new technology for future ship operations.
Aim of the Vessel Operator Forum is to support vessel operators with adequate R&D and maritime technology development by initiating and conducting Joint Industry Projects relevant for the operation of commercial vessels. The Forum accomodates the progress meetings of ongoing JIPs. These meetings are organised by MARIN and will be hosted by one of the members.

VOF was officially launched on November 21, 2007 in Gothenburg at the occasion of the progress meetings of the Lashing@Sea JIP and the Service Performance Analysis (SPA) JIP hosted by Stena.

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Patrick Hooijmans

Team Leader Transport & Shipping | Senior Project Manager