International Technical Tank Container Conference


Bureau Veritas, in partnership with Port of Antwerp will organize its first International Technical Tank Container Conference at venue 'De Ark' in Antwerp on Thursday 14th of June 2018.

Date | Thursday 14th of June 2018  

Location | Port of Antwerp  

Sign up before | June 1st  

Costs | The seminar is free for all invitees. Attendees wishing to stay in Antwerp can benefit from our pre-reserved rooms at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Costs for the hotelroom are for your own acount. (€109 per night) 

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Bureau Veritas, in partnership with Port of Antwerp will organize its first International Technical Tank Container Conference at venue 'De Ark' in Antwerp on Thursday 14th of June 2018. As the world’s leading inspection company, Bureau Veritas would like to share their technical knowledge and view on the future of the global tank container industry. This venue is a perfect opportunity to find answers to your daily struggle with regulations, engage your technical knowledge and network with a targeted audience in a relaxing atmosphere. 

Pre-reserved rooms Holiday Inn Express Antwerp City - North Attendees wishing to stay in Antwerp can benefit from our pre-reserved rooms at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Would you be interested? There is a special rate for our conference attendees, only for the 13th and/or 14th of June. To book one of the pre-reserved rooms, please contact the hotel via the following email adress, mentioning 'Bureau Veritas booking' in your email subject line. 

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International Technical Tank Container Conference We are Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas Belgium

Richard Zappeij Operations Director Industry Benelux & Nordic Region Country Chief Belgium 

Richard Zappeij is an experienced executive manager in the world of testing, inspection and certification. Richard has a degree in electromechanical engineering. He has spent over twenty years in the non-destructive testing and inspection world with a focus on the Oil & Gas market. Later he acquired a master degree in Business Process Management and changed his career in TIC business as Country Chief Executive for the Bureau Veritas activities in Belgium, transforming the business into a more client focused business.

Jeroen Schots Business Manager Transportation Benelux & UK  

As Business Manager Transportation Benelux & UK, Jeroen Schots is responsible Profit & Loss owner of the business in Benelux & UK. He takes care of the operational organisation and sets up, coordinates, delegates, supervises and when necessary adjusts operational activities on strategic, tactical and operational level. Based in Antwerp, Jeroen also travels around the world to stay up to date about the last developments of the industry.

Bart van Looveren Team Leader European TLS

Bart is in charge as team leader for the ETTC (European Transport Technical Center) to harmonize know-how and expertise with the international Bureau Veritas design approval offices worldwide for CDG related transportable pressure equipment and quality assurance of the accreditation's and recognition's by the competent authority. Bureau Veritas is worldwide leader in this segment.

Koen de Gruyter Product Manager Transportation TLS & Automotive 

Koen de Gruyter is active as Product Manager Transportation - TLS & Automotive. He works in the Technical Support and Development unit within the Industry and Facilities Global Service Lines. Koen leads and supports the global network of 240 inspectors worldwide in the development of large, critical projects, taking lead in the communication within our network, searching new opportunities within TLS and Automotive and deliver technical and commercial assistance to all Business Unit leaders. All of these topics in close collaboration with TQR.

Bureau Veritas France

Bureau Veritas Denmark

Lucia Cavallo Technical Support and Development Manager

Lucia Cavallo graduated in Management and Production Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. In 2007, she joined Bureau Veritas in Italy as Machinery and Lift Directive Product Manager. In 2009, she was appointed as Transport of Dangerous Goods Technical Manager at Bureau Veritas Head Office in Paris. In 2012, she was nominated in charge of the Transport and logistic department and finally in 2017 she enlarged the scope of her mission to Product Certification within the Technical Support and Development team of the Global Service Line in particular focus to replicates services in other regions and to develop new services.

Sørgen Jegsen Management and Sales Executive 

Soren Jegsen is an international management and sales executive with more than 20 years of experience in International general management from the telecom -, machinery - and environmental sector. Since November 2017 at Bureau Veritas in Denmark he is working with Key Account Management responsible for the continued development of our Bureau Veritas business within the area of QHSSE towards the Power & Utility (Renewable) market segment. Prior to Bureau Veritas, Soren has been working with Siemens Windpower A/S, Disa Industries A/S and Ericsson AB. Were he had different responsibilities. 

International Technical Tank Container Conference Who is who?

Inspection Living Environment and Transport

Arie den Bleker Inspecteur 

Nico van Nes Senior Inspecteur

Arie den Bleker and Nico van Nes work for Inspection Living Environment and Transport, Preservation dangerous substances. This department does inspections on the transport of dangerous substances on the road and on the railway. The entire transport needs to be inspected, as well as the company that sends, fills or loads the transportation. The department they work for also inspects tank transport. The tanks will be searched en tested by competent authorities such as Bureau Veritas.

Bureau International des Containers (BIC)

Douglas Owen Secretary General 

Douglas Owen was appointed Secretary General of the BIC in October 2016. He has over 25 years’ experience in the maritime transportation industry, including over 10 years developing and commercializing innovative software solutions that helped many of the world’s largest carriers and container lessors to more efficiently manage their container fleets. Prior to joining the BIC, he served as Vice President, EMEA for International Asset Systems (now Rez1).

Michel Hennemand Mechanical Engineer 

Michel Hennemand is a mechanical Engineer. He worked at many leading companies in the technical market, where he fulfilled several management positions. Eventually he joined Bureau Veritas as Director of Transport Department were he stayed for more than 20 years. Michel Hennemand is today the President of Bureau International des Containers and takes care of Container Standardization as chairman of ISO TC104 / SC1.

Port of Zeebrugge  

Jasper Cornelis Expert Dangerous Goods Port of Zeebrugge

Jasper is active as dangerous goods expert at the harbour master’s office of the port of Zeebrugge since October 2015. Every day he monitors the regulations, questions and incidents with dangerous goods. In this way he often comes into contact with tank containers and the associated problems. In addition to his daily tasks, Jasper was also involved in two large LNG projects of the port; LNG fueling of the AIDAprima & LNG bunkering vessel Engie Zeebrugge  

Port of Antwerp

Marc van Peel President

Marc Van Peel has been president of the Antwerp Port Authority since 2007. His involvement however goes way back as co-founder of the Port as a municipal authority. After a short period as a history teacher, Marc Van Peel became staff member at the educational department of ACV and represented the Christian Democratic Party as MP. In 2001, he became Vice-Mayor for public management, decentralisation and personnel management of the City of Antwerp. He is also chairman of PAI (Port of Antwerp International) and APEC (the Antwerp Port Training Centre).

Paul Wauters Harbour Master Port of Antwerp

Paul Wauters started his carreer with a master Nautical Sciences (Antwerp Maritime Academy) and a Master Mariner. After studying he was active on board of the Beglian Merchant Navy Vessels, until he became Co-CEO of the family owned tanktransport company specialized in worldwide logistics of liquid chemicals in tanktrailers, tankcontainers and UN Portable tanks. In 2009 he became (later Senior)Traffic Controller at the Port of Antwerp. Nowadays he is Harbour Mater of Port of Antwerp. 

Chris Coeck Mobility Expert

Chris has over 25 years of experience in the transport and maritime industry. Between 1990 and 2000 he was appointed as Research Fellow and Post-doctoral Senior Research Fellow of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research. In addition, the acted as an advisor to a major consulting firm and was a visiting Senior Research Fellow at Templeton College, Oxford University. Since 2000 he acted as Mobility Expert to the Antwerp Port Authority. He is responsible for the strategic account of freight mobility to and from the Antwerp Port. In addition, he is lecturing Port and Maritime Economics at several higher education institutions.