Their roots are firmly planted in Rotterdam. But in late 2015, Kotug set foot on the Asian market by opening an office in Malaysia: Kotug Asia. The innovative towage company called upon TOS Jakarta to supply and manage the crew for the initial tug boats the company operates. Eric Cheah shares his thoughts on the [...]
We have been working together for over a decade. A few doors down from our office in Rotterdam is the office of Smit Lamnalco. The company provides marine support all across the world in the most challenging environments. We speak with Peter Koster, Marine Manager Africa. Could you introduce yourself for our readers? How did [...]
Long-term relationships are sacred at Damen. Not only with clients, but also with personnel and contracted parties. So, it makes perfect sense that Damen Shipyards and TOS have worked together for as long as Damen Chief Operations Officer Jan-Wim Dekker can remember. We found out about his first memories of TOS, how Damen has developed over the years and how the collaboration with TOS has evolved along the way.
There is enough plastic in the world’s oceans to cover entire continents. Every year, the oceans collect another eight billion kilos. In 2012, Delft student Boyan Slat decided to do something about this problem. He designed an installation with long floating arms that gather and hold on to plastic until a ship comes to pick it up. More than five years later, The Ocean Cleanup is now ready to be tested. Captain George Zwart contributed to a pilot along the coast of the Netherlands.
A good conversation is the driving force behind a strong collaboration. Transparent communication is what keeps things running smoothly through change and challenges. Sodexo and TOS know this like no other. They discuss their collaboration on a regular basis. How is TOS contributing to the service offered by Sodexo? And which expertise does TOS have in house that Sodexo needs most? In a round-table discussion, Sophie Broers from Sodexo and Marleen Stuurman and Marlena Holdermans from TOS share their views on this partnership.
Boskalis is involved in the construction of various offshore wind farms throughout Europe and, in the future, far beyond that, as well is the expectation. The Boskalis business unit Subsea Cables & Flexibles – formerly VBMS – carries out the installation and repair of infield and export cables. These are challenging projects, often logistic puzzles and a complex interplay of vessels, equipment and maritime professionals. Achieving operational excellence in this developing market is not only a motivation for Boskalis, but also their greatest challenge.
He has no regrets. In 1993, after having worked for years with companies such as Nedlloyd and Smit, John Venis walked into the office of the young company of Kees Wagenaar and Joop Keesmaat (business partner at the time). And he never left. What has he done over the years? And how has he managed to ‘hang in there’ at TOS for 25 years?
With 25 years of stories and experiences… we could almost write a whole book! With this magazine TOS TIMES, we don’t want to dwell on the past, but instead to look ahead to the future of TOS. We zoom in on the current challenges, projects, and market developments: from unique ship deliveries to offshore wind […]
The sea flows through his veins. As does adventure. When did he begin his career at sea, how did he end up with TOS and what are some of the many things he has seen and experienced? Were you destined to be stationed at the bridge? ‘My father – a Chief Officer himself – actually [...]
Offshore wind park Veja Mate 67 turbines with a combined capacity of 402 MW. Offshore wind park Veja Mate lies in the German part of the North Sea, at 130 kilometres to the north of the Eemshaven. The park will soon have sufficient capacity to provide 400,000 German households with sustainable energy. Boskalis, via an [...]