Barnhoorn: ‘Since this is a voyage of more than 7,000 nautical miles, the vessel has to sail for approximately 45 days. It’s a relatively long journey for such a small but powerful tug. The living area on board is limited for such a period.
TOS CZECH REPUBLIC – 15 YEARS!: Fifteen years ago, TOS opened her first branch office in Decin, Czech Republic. Branch Manager Rudolf Žák: ‘The company was officially registered in May 2005. I had worked on seagoing ships for 5 years and on inland shipping vessels for more than 13 years. And I was looking for a job onshore. TOS and I met, and we came soon to an agreement. Quickly, I found an office in Decin, and we started to select sea and inland nautical staff, as well as technical staff with the right maritime papers. Since that time, our office staff has increased from one person to three. We support Siebelina Ooms at the TOS HQ in finding the right candidates for our inland shipping clients and other departments throughout the Maritime sector!’
Survey Vessel: ‘After a thorough preparation by the TOS delivery team, we depart on 20 October from Schiphol to Vigo. The next day, I explore the vessel together with Thies Kegge, Superintendent at TOS. We also stock up on supplies. The crew is busy carrying out the necessary safety drills and taking inventory of the equipment. It will still be a few days before we leave. The Sabah has been reflagged for delivery, but the new certificates are not yet ready. Fortunately, there is always a silver lining. During the wait, TOS delivery captain Tjalling appears in the Vigo port. What are the odds of running into a colleague! Tjalling is on a Damen delivery from Vietnam to Gorinchem, the Netherlands. He has had especially bad weather for weeks. After a good night’s sleep, we meet the next day on the Sabah for coffee. It was nice to catch up!’
At the beginning of 2020, TOS delivered a new tugboat for the Port of Manzanillo in Panama for our client SAAM Towage. SAAM will use this tug for port operations in Manzanillo and Colon.
Today, April 28th is World Day for Safety & Health at Work. A good time to bring everyone’s attention to this issue. In 2020, the ILO changed the theme of this day recently because of the COVID-19 crisis to: ‘stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives ’.
Van Schouwen: “Het werk in de logistieke sector is prachtig en veelzijdig. Al ruim 11 jaar ben ik werkzaam in deze sector. Mijn carrière begon ik bij een containeroperator in de binnenvaart en als expediteur heb ik de gehele logistieke keten van A tot Z meegemaakt. Nu ben ik consultant en zie ik ook de andere kant.
To limit the person-to-person spread of Coronavirus, we at TOS have to take our responsibility for all staying healthy.
For the many ship delivery* voyages that we undertake, we have to provide our ship delivery crew with nautical books and charts.
MEET TOS at ITS 2021. As from the 7th of June visit us at stand 30 at Parc Chanot Convention Centre.