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.’
‘One of the valued aspects of our cooperation with TOS over the years has been the use of the legal and writing skills of Marlena Holdermans, Executive Manager Finance, Quality & Law at TOS. She advised and assisted us in various legal and juridical issues. Marlena has drafted various agreements on our behalf, from purchasing agreements of new vessels and equipment, to special third-party lease contracts of dredgers, transport agreements and more. In the course of the years we consulted with her on different maritime and legal issues.
The cooperation with Marlena in particular is an illustration of our strong alliance with TOS and has in many ways helped strengthen it over the years. She always has a positive approach, is ready to help, is very professional in her views, and her advice and work are remarkable. Also the pleasant and relaxed attitude with which she handled our issues helped us, not only to achieve good results, but it also enforced and strengthened the trust we have in TOS as a whole, and Marlena in particular, for supplying us with good services and maritime expertise.’
CEO – Depasa Marine International – Nigeria, Lagos