Start of the cooperation with TOS
‘Our relation started years ago. At that time I was a director of a lifting and salvage company. TOS arranged the crew for the mobilisation of a floating crane from France to The Netherlands. A job well done’, says Marien Kraak, director of Martrade.
Kraak: ‘As a ship broker we get several requests from all over the world for the purchase of ships. Several customers do not have personnel available to sail the purchase to the final destination. In such cases we have used the services of TOS many times to arrange the ship delivery. And with TOS executing the delivery they offer full management. They check and arrange all the documents (reflagging, class etc.) and test all the equipment so there will be no surprises along the way. In 2012 and 2013 TOS delivered several tugs to Saudi Arabia and Morocco, to the satisfaction of our customers.’
Pictures of Ship Delivery projects for Martrade
How do TOS and Martrade complement each other?
‘Recently we had a request for a double hull tanker from Nigeria. We have requested TOS to perform a pre-purchase inspection on site. It gave us a clear view on the job and we were able to offer our client a competitive and fixed price. A typical example of the benefits TOS can offer us.
It is a pleasure doing business with TOS. Our contact persons are true professionals, who work in a relaxed atmosphere where the customer always comes first and friendliness and service orientation are important values. During ship delivery voyages we were always well informed about the position of the ships, the operational condition, any unforeseen malfunctions and arrival at the destination. All in all, we will continue doing business with TOS for future ship deliveries’, says Kraak.
Martrade has a wide range of services and three offices worldwide. They have recently built a pontoon for a Scottish company and currently there is a pontoon under construction for an African company.