Maritime Logistics Expert, Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL), Deakin University

After working in the Dutch merchant navy for 10 years I came ashore and worked in the shipping and stevedoring industry for over 25 years in the Netherlands as well as in Australia.
I now work as a Maritime Logistics Expert at the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University based in Melbourne and undertake mainly commercial research and consultancies and provide commentary in the media on my area of expertise.
I am a director of the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association ( ICHCA) Australia an independent not for profit organization dedicated to improving the safety, security and efficiency of cargo handling and goods movement by all modes of transport.


  • 2007–2009
    General Manager, Patrick Container Terminals


  • 1980 
    Rotterdam Nautical College, Master Mariner