Goon Scheres, Sr. New Build Engineer at Smit Lamnalco, is not easily flustered. He has quite some years of experience under his belt, has sailed the seas and knows all the ins and outs. Goon: ‘I’ve known TOS for years, but have never worked with them directly. After the contract negotiations for the delivery of […]
He travels the world over for TOS. He is the contact person for both the ship delivery crew and the client. He takes care of the final details on location, readying each vessel to sail home to its new port. We are talking about Bert Timmers, Senior Consultant Divison Ship Management at TOS. Once the preparations […]
Name: Alwin Kruithof
Job: Junior Consultant Division Ship Management at TOS
Background: Maritime Officer. He studied at the Maritime Academy in Vlissingen, sailed some years and decided to work for TOS in October 2015.
Situated at the 7th floor of our HQ, the Quality & Law department overlooks our homeport ‘Waalhaven’ in Rotterdam. The department serves as a knowledge centre for internal purposes and for our clients. It offers advice with regards to all kinds of law disciplines such as labour law, maritime law, tax law, social security regulations, etc. According to Marlena Holdermans (Executive Manager Finance, Quality & Law): ‘Our department is always in the frontline when it comes to industry standards, rules and regulations. We assist our clients when they start operating at new work locations or when they need to implement national or international regulations such as for example, the Maritime Labour Convention 2006. Our customers are being confronted with a continuously evolving legal climate and we try to support them as much as we can. We are responsible for drafting and/or reviewing the agreements that form the basis for providing our services, such as customized ship delivery agreements or (frame) agreements for crewing services.’
Gadi Ilan (CEO – Depasa Marine International): ‘Since 2007 our company has been running a large project in Nigeria, where we have been supplying all port services to the harbour of Lagos such as towage, dredging of the channels, wreck removal, navigational aids, etc. TOS has been our partner on this project from the start. TOS finds and provides the majority of the crew for the vessels that we operate, arranges the supply of spare parts, and has performed all ship delivery voyages on own keel for vessels that we have brought in throughout the project.’
TOS has a strong knowledge/database on maritime & offshore personnel with relevant education and certification. As a growing company, we benefit from this. Furthermore, their open communication is really appreciated by myself and team-members working closely with TOS. I would recommend TOS to other companies due to the fact they are knowledgeable and think in solutions, not problems.’
How to start, explore or bring your maritime career to the next level? At TOS we’ve provided career opportunities in ocean and/or harbour towage, dredging, inland shipping, wet constructions projects and shipping since 1992! Contacting our Maritime team is the way to start. Our team of consultants and recruiters will help you to find your desired positions. The last year the Division Maritime has gone through some changes and most of all expanded. It is always good to put a face to a name. So let us introduce to you (from left-top to right)
Ocean and harbour towing and EXPERIENCE is often mentioned in the same sentence. It’s an industry where you have to learn the tricks of the trade on the job. So how to get a towing job? Where do you start looking for a traineeship or position in this line of work? Nowadays our towing clients are working around the globe and they are offering their services to countries worldwide. The demand for towing experts is growing and TOS, specialist in ocean and harbour towing professionals since 1992, is always looking for seafarers who are in for a challenge.
Pijl: ‘At the time I worked for TOS I always appreciated the personal contact with the office crew. Over the years TOS has grown into a large company and I still work with a lot of TOS professionals on board of the Stemat Spirit. TOS offered me positions on vessels and projects which I really liked. It gave me the opportunity to get more and more experienced in my work field. It helped me, TOS helped me to get higher up the career ladder. But you also have to be eager and willing to change and to seize the opportunities given!.’