Frank de Kruif is a freelance journalist and historian based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Frank studied history at Leiden University. He worked for a trade magazine specialised in shipping and ports. Since 2014 he is a freelancer and published books on financial crime and corruption in the port of Rotterdam. He publishes in Dutch daily NRC en Rotterdam based Vers Beton. 

Basic information

Frank de Kruif
The city and port of Rotterdam in past and present, ports and shipping, crime and corruption

Supported projects

Leaky ports, competitors or partners in security?

  • Corruption
  • Organised crime

ROTTERDAM - In the fight against drugs crime in their ports, the mayors of Rotterdam (Aboutaleb) and Antwerp (De Wever), kicked off in 2019 a more intensive collaboration between their ports. The big meeting took place behind closed doors at the Feyenoord Stadium.