Dirk joined Van Ameyde Marine in 2001 as a Marine Surveyor in our Antwerp office. After a career of 5 years at sea on various types of cargo vessels. Dirk joined a survey company in Antwerp where he worked for 13 years, mainly for P&I Clubs. Subsequently, he worked for 2 years as head of a major Antwerp steel import- and export company and 2 years as supercargo in various ports in Europe. Dirk went back to his working roots and joined Van Ameyde Marine in 2001. Dirk is passionate for his job, which consists mostly of all aspects of steel cargo shipments, hold inspections, and barge on/off hire surveys. Further, Dirk is not just SDT Qualified for the Ultrasonic Tightness Testing of Hatches: he knows all the tips, tricks and pitfalls to correctly evaluate the weather tightness of hatch panels.
Spoken languages - Dutch, English, French
Experience since -1984
Degree - Bsc
Discipline - (Master) Mariner
Sectors - Consultancy, Loss prevention, Shipping
Area(s) of expertise:
Dry bulk (Agri/Minerals), Steel (Coils/Finished products)