SimPort is a computer-supported simulation game that mimics the real processes involved in planning, equipping and exploiting the Second Maasvlakte (MV2) in the Port of Rotterdam. Briefly, the Second Maasvlakte is a port expansion project to be situated on newly reclaimed land adjacent to the existing port area.
This website explains how the game is played. Players wanting to learn more about the background of the Second Maasvlakte (and how the real situation was translated into the game scenario) are encouraged to start reading the additional information about the Second Maasvlakte.
A serious challenge
1. Gain better insight into any unforeseen, undesirable and unintentional effects of one or more development strategies and design variations in the medium term (10-30 years) as a result of exogenous uncertainties (economic, market, technological) and due to strategic behavior of the parties involved.
2. Stimulate holistic and multidisciplinary thinking within the Port of Rotterdam on commercial and technical/infrastructural considerations, interests and choices.
3. Improve the results of negotiations with respect to contracts (customers) and equipment (infrastructure) in the port area.
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