Arthur van Loon, the founder of Van Loon Maritime Services B.V.
Arthur van Loon is a Master Mariner and Marine Engineer by trade, who graduated as a BSc at the Nautical Academy in Vlissingen, the Netherlands in 1986.
He has 30 years of professional experience and expertise in the dredging, offshore diamond mining and merchant marine (tanker) industry.
During the first 15 years experience was gained as a seafarer acting in various disciplines, for various owners in different types of industry, ending his sea-going life as an Offshore Manager on a Diamond Mining Vessel offshore Namibia, totake on a shore-based position in Cape Town operationally, technically and logistally supporting these mining operations.
Shortly after his move back to the Netherlands, he joined a large dredging company to be involved in the fleet/vessel management of a large and diverse fleet of vessels and floating equipment. These vessels were regionally operated on project basis and spread geographically world wide and including a dozen regional offices and their support staff.
As a result of managing such a diverse fleet, the involvement spread to towing, heavy lift transport, salvage, new-building, valuation inspections, chartering, S&P and responsible recycling of vessels and land-, sea-, and air-logistics, more or less touching all operational aspects within the marine industry.
Due to his affinity towards contractual-, legal-, insurance- and financial issues he has been able to combine all this knowledge and has come up with this unique service.