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Expert in Global Ocean Shipping

Expert ID: 736735 Belgium

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Career of over 40 years in ocean liner shipping (containers, break-bulk, refrigerated, ro-ro, forest products, projects, heavy lifts) in senior international positions at 8 shipping companies and 2 container leasing companies in both operational and commercial roles at European regional and Global offices.
Also specific knowledge of Maritime Security and anti-piracy, as well as in refrigerated and perishable cargo transport.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Antwerp, Belgium - Brussels, Belgium - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ghent, Belgium

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2013 Degree: MBA Subject: Shipping & Logistics Institution: Middlesex University
Year: 2002 Degree: Container Inspector Subject: Repair surveys Institution: Institute of International Container Lessors
Year: 1982 Degree: MICS Subject: Shipbroking Institution: Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: Spliethoff's Bevrachtingskantoor, Amsterdam Title: Line Manager Department: Cleveland Europe Express Responsibilities: Manage and restructure the Europe to Great Lakes liner shipping service.
Years: 2013 to 2016 Employer: Safmarine MPV, Antwerp Title: Global Container Manager Department: Container Management Responsibilities: Manage the global container fleet of Safmarine MPV across four trades into West Africa.
Years: 2012 to 2012 Employer: Drum Cussac, Poole, UK Title: Maritime Security Sales Manager Department: Sales & Marketing Responsibilities: Promoting armed guard maritime security teams aboard various commercial shipping vessels for anti-piracy in the Gulf of Aden.
Years: 2010 to 2010 Employer: South American Atlantic Service (SAAS), Stanley, Falkland Islands Title: General Manager Department: Management Responsibilities: To re-start and re-structure a small shipping line serving the Falkland Islands, chartering two vessels and negotiating the worldwide slot charter agreement with Hamburg Sud, under challenging political circumstances.
Years: 2004 to 2010 Employer: Seacastle Container Leasing, Antwerp Title: Vice President - New Business Development Department: Sales and Marketing Responsibilities: Promoting reefer and dry container leases to shipping lines and multimodal transport companies across Europe, Africa, India and eastern Europe (Russia)
Years: 1998 to 2004 Employer: Seatrade Reefer Chartering, Antwerp Title: Global Container Manager Department: Container Management Responsibilities: Establish container operations worldwide for the world's largest conventional refrigerated cargo shipping company.
Years: 1992 to 1998 Employer: PrimeSource Corporation, Antwerp Title: Executive Director - Sales and Marketing Department: Sales and Marketing Responsibilities: To establish PrimeSource Leasing as a start-up leasing comapny of dry containers under an all-in Premier Service leasing concept to shipping lines. Also set up the European depot and repair network of the lessor with the same lump sum pricing concept for repair and storage services.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1976 to 2012 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: Various positions in shipping agency, ro-ro shipping and maritime security in Liverpool, Southampton, Poole.
Years: 1979 to Present Country / Region: Belgium Summary: Various senior management positions at 8 shipping lines and 2 container leasing companies in Antwerp and Brussels.
Years: 2010 to 2010 Country / Region: Falkland Islands Summary: General Manager of a small container shipping company
Years: 1989 to 2018 Country / Region: Netherlands Summary: Various senior international positions at shipping lines and leasing companies in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, etc.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers from 1982
Container Inspector - Institute of International Container Lessors - 2002
Licenses / Certifications
MICS 1982 (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, UK)
IICL 2002 - Container Inspector

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Various training sessions in container refrigeration, container and general cargo shipping, marketing,and sales, negotiation, etc.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native
Dutch Fluent
French Basic understanding
German Basic understanding

Fields of Expertise

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