Senior Surveyor / Managing Director
Carl joined Van Ameyde Marine in 2003 as a Marine Surveyor. Since November 2014, Carl has been the General Manager for the Belgium branch. He obtained his license as an Officer and Specialist in Marine Electronics, and has 10 years of experience at sea in shipping and oil industry, culminating in his role as a Barge Engineer on a jack-up drilling rig. Working in the oil industry, he received extensive safety training, including Advanced Fire Fighting and Prevention, Fire Team Leader training, and training on the shipment of IMDG cargo by air and sea.
Subsequently, he spent 4 years working for a software company that was a global leader in software for container terminals, gaining experience in automating large container terminals worldwide. During his tenure at Van Ameyde Marine, Carl participated in various courses, including IMDG regulations, the Cambridge reefer course, and cargo securing for road transport. He also attended seminars on handling exceptionally large and heavy transports. Additionally, he delivered several presentations and courses on the proper stowage of coils in containers, and is guest lecturer on breakbulk shipping. Carl was also involved as a surveyor in several significant railroad (freight) accidents in Belgium.