The ‘Maritime Transport Cluster (MTC)’ was approved by the commission in 9th June 2011. More or less directly after the approval the kick-off meeting (1st Steering Round Table) was held in Brussels on 20th June 2011. The venue was kindly hosted by the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works in their premises. During the successful meeting workflow as well as next steps were discussed and triggered. The cluster lifetime extend to 1.5 years and will end in December 2012.