“We can be proud of the many orders that our industry has taken in 2017, despite the many challenges faced,” says Bas Ort, chair of the Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) trade association. Despite the beginnings of a recovery that became apparent in 2017, turnover still decreased by some five per cent during the year, from €7.3 to €6.9 billion for yards and suppliers collectively. The total workforce decreased by a little over three per cent, from nearly 29,000 FTEs in 2016 to 28,000 FTEs in 2017. The decline in both figures now appears to have levelled off. Read more on page 4 & 5 (English Summary). Click here to download the report.