The Netherlands has a strong position in the maritime industry as one of the global leading nations. Centuries in buildup of know-how have resulted in a flourishing and world-renowned industry which resonates all over the globe. Companies such as Damen Shipyards, SBM Offshore, Huisman and Royal Boskalis are just a few examples of leading enterprises in global maritime industries. There are some terrains of expertise where there are few countries that are more developed than the Netherlands. This is because the maritime industry in the Netherlands has dedicated itself to the development of high-tech products since the 1980s.
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