• Geert Hendriks: Royal HaskoningDHV

    Geert Hendriks: Royal HaskoningDHV


    Small movements “can, together, have a very large and unexpected impact”, explained Geert Hendriks of Royal HaskoningDHV. That applies equally to grains of sand and the soft-skills of diplomacy. READ more

  • Tor Østervold: ECOsubsea

    Tor Østervold: ECOsubsea


    Traditional hull cleaning methods are “a major issue for our industry”, said Tor Østervold, ECOsubsea CEO, as it impacts not just ports and vessel owners but the waters around them. READ more

  • Thijs Verstraete: Parkwind

    Thijs Verstraete: Parkwind


    Most of the time Thijs Verstraete’s asset management job is making sure nothing happens to Belgian-based Parkwind’s turbines. READ more

  • Julien Le Feuvre: Dometic

    Julien Le Feuvre: Dometic


    “It’s all about keeping people warm in winter, cool in summer – that’s the same, whether it’s a leisure or work boat,” said Julien Le Feuvre of Dometic. “But crossing over, we had to adapt to different priorities”. READ more

  • Kimmo Rauma: Danfoss Editron

    Kimmo Rauma: Danfoss Editron


    Kimmo Rauma of Danfoss Editron, the company that helped bring hybridisation to the Estonian Police and Border Guard, is more than happy that the results from its latest installation onboard the 4.3MW ‘Ellen’ will be openly shared. In fact, he READ more

  • Mervyn John ‘Jack’ Gaston: 1941-2019

    Mervyn John ‘Jack’ Gaston: 1941-2019


    Following the recent passing of MJ’s former Tugs and Towing correspondent we take a more detailed look back at the life of this key contributor to both the magazine and the industry as a whole. READ more

  • Dirk Illegems: Dockmate

    Dirk Illegems: Dockmate


    “Five years ago, we had no help at all from any of the other product manufacturers,” said Dirk Illegems of Dockmate: that’s particularly troublesome if you’re producing a highly integrated system. READ more

  • Kevin Rough: Daniamant

    Kevin Rough: Daniamant


    Kevin Rough of Danish headquartered Daniamant is getting used to pushing for change. But, he admitted, “it wasn’t something I was originally looking for”. READ more

  • Cornelius von der Heydt: Hydrogenious

    Cornelius von der Heydt: Hydrogenious


    Hydrogen as a fuel for support vessels? “People worry about safety,” said Cornelius von der Heydt of German-based company Hydrogenious. However, there is a form “that’s even slightly easier to handle than diesel... and it’s liquid at room READ more

  • Angelo Bovo: Veritas SPA

    Angelo Bovo: Veritas SPA


    The ubiquitous waste collection boats seen around Venice, 130 of them in all, are getting a makeover: one of the original designers, Angelo Bovo of Veritas SPA, admitted it’s “satisfying” to get another shot at it. READ more