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A modern, highly detailed, colorful illustration of futuristic ships on the open sea during sunset. The central focus is a large, advanced ship powered by hydrogen fuel cells, emitting semi-transparent water vapor, creating a misty effect around it. To the left, another futuristic ship powered by ammonia technology is visible. The ships are surrounded by calm waters under a vibrant sunset sky, with shades of blue and yellow highlighting the scene.

Can Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuel the Future of Shipping?

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In this blog, we will explore how hydrogen and ammonia can fuel the future of maritime shipping, delving into their benefits, challenges, and the innovations driving their development.

A vibrant and detailed artistic image celebrating International Women in Engineering Day. The scene depicts several women engineers collaborating in a maritime environment. They are shown working with ship blueprints, various engineering tools, and models of offshore platforms. The women are engaged in discussion and hands-on activities, symbolizing teamwork and innovation. The colors blue (#2B7CF2) and yellow (#F4CA26) are prominently used throughout the image, reflecting Middle Point's branding. The background subtly incorporates the Middle Point logo, blending harmoniously with the overall design. The style of the image is artistic and avoids realism, focusing instead on a harmonious blend of colors and shapes to create an inspiring and celebratory atmosphere.

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day!

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International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is celebrated annually on June 23rd. It's a day to honor the incredible contributions of women engineers around the world and to inspire the next generation of female engineers. This year, let's celebrate the achievements, break down barriers, and acknowledge the strides made toward gender equality in engineering.

A futuristic concept sketch of a zero-emission ship powered by hydrogen and ammonia. The ship is depicted with clean lines and technical details, showcasing advanced technology. The background features a futuristic harbor with modern, advanced infrastructure, including sleek buildings and high-tech docking facilities.

What Are the Developments in Alternative Fuels in the Maritime Industry?

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Fuel consumption is a massive topic across the maritime industry. In 2022, global shipping alone accounted for nearly 3% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing the amount of fuel consumed and switching to alternative non-fossil-based fuels can significantly impact the globe’s greenhouse gas production.

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Transforming the Maritime Industry: The Role of Automation and AI

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The maritime industry, a cornerstone of global trade, has long relied on manual labor and traditional methods for operations. However, the rise of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is ushering in a new era of efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

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Middle Point Joins the Fleet: Supporting the Lifesavers of the Sea

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We at Middle Point are filled with immense pride to announce our official partnership with the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM), the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution. As a company with deep connections to the maritime world, we understand the crucial importance of safety at sea. The KNRM, with its unwavering dedication, has been a beacon of hope and safety on Dutch waters for nearly two centuries, and we're honoured to now be considered a "Reder" (supporter) in their noble mission.

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Life in the Netherlands: About Labour Day

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While many countries around the world recognize May 1st as International Workers' Day or Labour Day with a well-deserved public holiday, the Netherlands takes a slightly different approach. Let's explore: Why isn't Labour Day a national bank holiday in the Netherlands?

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Discover Wismar, Germany: History, Charm, and Baltic Beauty

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Explore Wismar, a UNESCO World Heritage town in Northern Germany. Discover its Hanseatic history, stunning harbor, beaches, and cultural events.

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Middle Point is excited to join AYOP

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In the ever-evolving landscape of offshore energy, collaboration is key to driving sustainable growth and innovation. It is with great excitement that we announce Middle Point's membership in the Amsterdam Ijmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) network. As a dynamic company committed to facilitating jobs for professionals across the entire maritime industry, we are eager to contribute to AYOP's mission and collaborate with fellow members to create mutual value.

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Success Story: Witold

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Witold Jakubowski moved to the Netherlands to work as a Senior Interior Engineer at Royal van Lent Shipyard. Since his move, Witold has embraced The Netherlands' walkable and cycle-friendly infrastructure. Want to know more about his story? Make sure to continue reading!

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A Look at Rotterdam Harbour's Technological Evolution

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Rotterdam Europoort's remarkable evolution from a small fishing village to Europe's largest and most advanced port is a testament to technological innovation. From the game-changing containerization of the 1960s to contemporary automation and sustainability initiatives, the port's progress is awe-inspiring. This blog delves into five pivotal technological advancements that have driven this maritime success story, shaping not only the port but also the future of maritime trade. Continue reading!

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Success Story: Göksel, Plans & Outfit Engineer

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This week, we are exploring the story of this intrepid spirited engineer that prompted his daring move ‘aha' moment when he knew The Netherlands was the next port of call. Göksel is a a seasoned Plans & Outfits engineer, whose career has been an extraordinary voyage from Turkey to The Netherlands.

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Women in Engineering Day: celebrating Camila's Success

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On the 23rd of June we celebrate Women in Engineering day! We would like to tell you the story of Camila and her journey from Brazil to the Netherlands in a male dominated field

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Working culture in the Netherlands

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Have you relocated to the Netherlands for a new job opportunity and you don't know what to expect? Continue reading for a guide to the Dutch working culture

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5 reasons NOT to work at Middle Point

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When it comes to selecting people for our team, we make sure that these values are shared, so that there are no surprises along the way. So if you consider joining our team, we thought of letting you know in advance some of our pitfalls

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A modern, highly detailed, colorful illustration of futuristic ships on the open sea during sunset. The central focus is a large, advanced ship powered by hydrogen fuel cells, emitting semi-transparent water vapor, creating a misty effect around it. To the left, another futuristic ship powered by ammonia technology is visible. The ships are surrounded by calm waters under a vibrant sunset sky, with shades of blue and yellow highlighting the scene.

Can Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuel the Future of Shipping?

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In this blog, we will explore how hydrogen and ammonia can fuel the future of maritime shipping, delving into their benefits, challenges, and the innovations driving their development.

A vibrant and detailed artistic image celebrating International Women in Engineering Day. The scene depicts several women engineers collaborating in a maritime environment. They are shown working with ship blueprints, various engineering tools, and models of offshore platforms. The women are engaged in discussion and hands-on activities, symbolizing teamwork and innovation. The colors blue (#2B7CF2) and yellow (#F4CA26) are prominently used throughout the image, reflecting Middle Point's branding. The background subtly incorporates the Middle Point logo, blending harmoniously with the overall design. The style of the image is artistic and avoids realism, focusing instead on a harmonious blend of colors and shapes to create an inspiring and celebratory atmosphere.

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day!

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International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is celebrated annually on June 23rd. It's a day to honor the incredible contributions of women engineers around the world and to inspire the next generation of female engineers. This year, let's celebrate the achievements, break down barriers, and acknowledge the strides made toward gender equality in engineering.

A futuristic concept sketch of a zero-emission ship powered by hydrogen and ammonia. The ship is depicted with clean lines and technical details, showcasing advanced technology. The background features a futuristic harbor with modern, advanced infrastructure, including sleek buildings and high-tech docking facilities.

What Are the Developments in Alternative Fuels in the Maritime Industry?

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Fuel consumption is a massive topic across the maritime industry. In 2022, global shipping alone accounted for nearly 3% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing the amount of fuel consumed and switching to alternative non-fossil-based fuels can significantly impact the globe’s greenhouse gas production.

an illustration of a futuristic, autonomous freight ship at sea

Transforming the Maritime Industry: The Role of Automation and AI

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The maritime industry, a cornerstone of global trade, has long relied on manual labor and traditional methods for operations. However, the rise of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is ushering in a new era of efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

a rescue operation by the KNMR

Middle Point Joins the Fleet: Supporting the Lifesavers of the Sea

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We at Middle Point are filled with immense pride to announce our official partnership with the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM), the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution. As a company with deep connections to the maritime world, we understand the crucial importance of safety at sea. The KNRM, with its unwavering dedication, has been a beacon of hope and safety on Dutch waters for nearly two centuries, and we're honoured to now be considered a "Reder" (supporter) in their noble mission.

celebrating international labour day on the first of may

Life in the Netherlands: About Labour Day

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While many countries around the world recognize May 1st as International Workers' Day or Labour Day with a well-deserved public holiday, the Netherlands takes a slightly different approach. Let's explore: Why isn't Labour Day a national bank holiday in the Netherlands?

a harbour view of the city of Wismar in northern Germany

Discover Wismar, Germany: History, Charm, and Baltic Beauty

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Explore Wismar, a UNESCO World Heritage town in Northern Germany. Discover its Hanseatic history, stunning harbor, beaches, and cultural events.

excited people on a sailing boat

Middle Point is excited to join AYOP

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In the ever-evolving landscape of offshore energy, collaboration is key to driving sustainable growth and innovation. It is with great excitement that we announce Middle Point's membership in the Amsterdam Ijmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) network. As a dynamic company committed to facilitating jobs for professionals across the entire maritime industry, we are eager to contribute to AYOP's mission and collaborate with fellow members to create mutual value.

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Sinterklaas Steamship Reimagined as a Modern Ship

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The iconic Sinterklaas steamship, synonymous with the Dutch holiday season, holds traditional charm with its red and white sails. However, envisioning a modern reinterpretation sparks curiosity. Imagining the transformation involves contemplating cutting-edge technologies and innovative features that could turn the classic vessel into a contemporary Sinterklaas sensation.

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Success Story: Witold

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Witold Jakubowski moved to the Netherlands to work as a Senior Interior Engineer at Royal van Lent Shipyard. Since his move, Witold has embraced The Netherlands' walkable and cycle-friendly infrastructure. Want to know more about his story? Make sure to continue reading!

Technologie im Hafen von Rotterdam

A Look at Rotterdam Harbour's Technological Evolution

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Rotterdam Europoort's remarkable evolution from a small fishing village to Europe's largest and most advanced port is a testament to technological innovation. From the game-changing containerization of the 1960s to contemporary automation and sustainability initiatives, the port's progress is awe-inspiring. This blog delves into five pivotal technological advancements that have driven this maritime success story, shaping not only the port but also the future of maritime trade. Continue reading!

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5 Yachts with exemplary Modular Designs

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In the exclusive realm of luxury yachts, a discernible trend has surfaced, one that seamlessly combines opulence, innovation, and practicality: modular design. Continue reading to discover five exceptional yachts setting new standards.

Göksel vor einer Jacht

Success Story: Göksel, Plans & Outfit Engineer

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This week, we are exploring the story of this intrepid spirited engineer that prompted his daring move ‘aha' moment when he knew The Netherlands was the next port of call. Göksel is a a seasoned Plans & Outfits engineer, whose career has been an extraordinary voyage from Turkey to The Netherlands.

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Blending Elegance and Practicality in Yacht Design

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What came first, the design or the functionality? Being able to combine these two is a constant tug-of-war for yacht designers. We bring you 4 excepcional yacht that integrate visually engaging designs and fulfill practical requirements.

Monaco Yacht Show

Why we are excited for the 2023 Monaco Yacht show.

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From its humble beginnings in 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show has evolved into the grandest superyacht spectacle in Europe. With an awe-inspiring fleet of 120 superyachts and megayachts, along with highly anticipated 2023 launches, this year's show promises to be a maritime masterpiece. Continue reading to find out why we are excited for this year's show!

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Summer in the Netherlands Part 3: Cycling Routes

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Do you live in the Netherlands and do you have access to a bike? Excellent! Here are some cycling routes for you to try out when the sun is out and shining.

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Summer in the Netherlands: Part 2

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How would you like to have a dinner at a medieval castle? What about enjoying live music at the zoo? We are giving you 4 activities you can do in the summer in the Netherlands! Continue reading to find out

How to make the most out of the Dutch Summer: 3 water-based activities

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Are you in the Netherlands this summer and do you want to know what water activities you can do in the summer? Continue reading

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Advice for finding housing in the Netherlands

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Moving to a new country can be quite daunting, especially when it comes to finding a place to call home. But fear not! We're here to lend a helping hand and share some handy tips to make your house-hunting adventure a lot smoother. We've got the inside scoop on navigating the Dutch housing market and finding a place that truly suits your needs.

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Women in Engineering Day: celebrating Camila's Success

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On the 23rd of June we celebrate Women in Engineering day! We would like to tell you the story of Camila and her journey from Brazil to the Netherlands in a male dominated field

Strand von Scheveningen

Best beaches to visit in the summer Part 1

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The summer is slowly but surely arriving to the Netherlands! If you would like to get out of the city and explore the many beaches that this country has to offer, continue reading to find out which one suits your needs best!

Mircea & Simona

Success Story: Mircea and Simona Part II

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At Middle Point we celebrate our successes! 🎉✨ Two weeks ago we told you the story of Mircea and his journey from Romania to Hamburg. He did not come alone on this journey... This is why this week we bring you the second part of a success story: Simona.

Mircea & Simona

Success Story: Mircea and Simona Part I

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We want to celebrate the leap of faith our professionals take when trusting us to come to the Netherlands and Germany for a new opportunity. A leap of faith is exactly what brought the two protagonists of our success story Mircea Vartan and Simona Vartan to Hamburg, Germany. This will be a two part story so stay tuned for the continuation!

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Working culture in the Netherlands

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Have you relocated to the Netherlands for a new job opportunity and you don't know what to expect? Continue reading for a guide to the Dutch working culture

Middle Point gruppenfoto

5 reasons NOT to work at Middle Point

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When it comes to selecting people for our team, we make sure that these values are shared, so that there are no surprises along the way. So if you consider joining our team, we thought of letting you know in advance some of our pitfalls

Holländische Windmühlen

Dutch phrases and idioms

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Sayings or proverbs are phrases that have been passed down from generation to generation and have a hidden moral or teaching. We have made a small compilation of our favorite Dutch proverbs translated to English and their meanings and origins.

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Dutch birthday traditions

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Are you an expat and have you been invited to a Dutch birthday party? Gefeliciteerd! Do you want to celebrate your own birthday here or are you curious as to what the Dutch do on their yearly birthday party? With this guide to Dutch birthdays, you are guaranteed to not have any surprises, and you will fit in right away.

zwei Stapel von Münzen

The 30% Ruling Explained

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The Dutch government offers the opportunity for expats to benefit from tax breaks by applying a 30% tax facility. This ruling is certainly appealing to potential expats. However, certain criteria do need to be met. Continue reading to find out if you are eligible for this measurement!

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Things to do in Rotterdam

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If you work in the maritime industry, chances are you have heard from Rotterdam in the Netherlands. At Middle Point we want to help you out by giving you a small guide to visiting the city! Here are our tips to make the most out of your visit to this emblematic city.

Fischereihafen von Flushing

Things to do in Vlissingen

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What if we told you that the Netherlands also has beautiful coastal towns? We would like to give you a guide to a city with a maritime history that goes back a few centuries: the harbour city of Vlissingen! One of the only towns in the Netherlands with an English Translation: Flushing.

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Best Dutch food to eat during christmas

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We all know that Christmas time is synonymous for food and joy. But what do the Dutch people usually eat around this time? Here is our top 5 Dutch food to eat for the Holidays! These are guaranteed to keep you warm and happy!

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Success Story: Lisa-Maria

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The year 2022 is coming to an end soon. It is a time of celebration, and that includes a Success Story! From Austria, to Italy, Istanbul, UK and Germany, Lisa-Maria Breschan made Vlissingen her new home earlier in January 2022.

Weihnachtsmarkt in den Niederlanden

Top 4 christmas markets in the Netherlands

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The holiday season has arrived! What better way to celebrate it then by paying a visit to a christmas market?

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Best question to ask at the end of an interview

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"Do you have any questions"? May seem like a daunting question during your job interview. We have outlined some of the best questions you could ask to go in-depth and find out if you are suited for the role and if this place is the right workplace for you.

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Oldest cities in the Netherlands you should visit

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Despite being a small country, the Netherlands has a fair share of beautiful historic cities. Continue reading to find out the top 4 oldest cities in the Netherlands!