Gertom C. de Vries

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Professional Experience

1998 - Present

Senior surveyor and consultant at J.C. van Sas & Associates B.V. in all aspects of cargo problems. Main experiences with machinery, liquid cargoes (chemicals and minerals) break bulk and dry bulk. Claim handling and loss adjusting in the field of liability. Surveys conducted worldwide.


1994 - 1998

Surveyor at Expertise Bureau Binnendijk-Bree B.V. at Rotterdam; working experience as described above.


1991 - 1994

Cargo inspector with ITS Caleb Brett and Inspectorate in the field of dry bulk, mineral oils (crude, as well as products), chemicals in all varieties, break bulk, etc. Quality assessments (i.e., analyses on chemicals), as well as quantity assessments (i.e., draft surveys, ullages soundings) were carried out. During this period assistant manager at Daniel C. Griffith (part of Inspectorate).


1986 - 1991

Mate on various types and sizes of vessels, mainly break bulk, active worldwide. During this period extensive experience was acquired in the handling of cargoes, as well as carrying out all kind of engineering jobs and maintenance.


Education and Professional Qualifications

Maritime Academy at Rotterdam

Nautical part: graduated B.Sc. 1985

Engineer part: graduated 1986

Completed training to become registered surveyor for the Dutch Institute of Registered Surveyors



Associate member of Dutch Association of Marine Cargo Surveyors

Member of the Rotterdamse Beurs Transport Sociëteit



Fluent in Dutch and English; reading and conversational in
German; reading proficient in French



Dutch citizen



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