May 24 - Rob Strijland, chief operating officer at Dockwise in The Netherlands, has announced that he plans to leave his post with effect from June 1, 2011.

Strijland, who wishes to develop other interests in the maritime industry, will continue to assist Dockwise in a consulting capacity.

André Goedée, chief executive officer at Dockwise, said: "We are grateful to Rob for his special contribution to the growth and development of Dockwise over recent years. "We are pleased to be able to retain his services for theType-0 project. No doubt we will continue to use his services, but meanwhile he leaves with our very best wishes for his future career."