The Dutch VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie)

The Dutch VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) was founded in 1602 with the main objective of promoting trade between the Netherlands and Asia. The VOC played a crucial role in the rise of the Netherlands as a maritime and economic powerhouse in the 17th and 18th centuries. The VOC was one of the world’s first multinational corporations and is often seen as a forerunner of modern multinational companies. 

This Dutch Maritime history and strategic position for the import, export and transit of goods gives the Netherlands an important maritime status in the world. 

The growth of foreign economies, especially in Asia, has put pressure on its position in recent decades. Nevertheless, the Netherlands is and will remain a maritime nation. 

About IMU and the Dutch maritime history

Despite the small role IMU can offer as a maritime insurer, we believe it is important to contribute to a strong maritime Netherlands. 

In the further development of IMU, we take on our responsibility with the recruitment of inexperienced young graduates who have completed studies in maritime and transport law. 

Our business plan focuses on Dutch Marine Insurance and P&I. We offer these services and facilities from our Rotterdam office for clients spread all over the world. 

In almost everything we do, we are in touch with the global maritime world. 

We are proud that the Netherlands is well represented in this and hope that we will continue to be an important maritime nation. 

Click here to continue reading about the Netherlands as a powerhouse in the maritime world.

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