The Port of Antwerp-Bruges International team consists of highly skilled experts with extensive port and terminal experience, and are carefully selected to form a multidisciplinary team, covering all expertise required within a port and logistics environment. Moreover, their expertise has been tested in and enriched by the implementation in ports and terminals worldwide. Meet the people behind Port of Antwerp-Bruges International.
The management team:
Business and regulatory expert for Ports and Port Authorities.
His experience covers all aspects of ports strategy, including multi-modal solutions.
Expert in all aspects of port logistics, from warehouse operations to maritime forwarding.
Specialized in projects related to the development of sustainable and highly efficient supply chains in the maritime industry and the dry ports concept.
Expert in port management, port development and strategy. Combining his strong legal and financial background with the economic reality of ports and terminals, offering pragmatic solutions to its customers.
The experts of Port of Antwerp-Bruges International:
Expert in implementation of software solutions in the maritime industry for operations and terminals, training of end-users.
Nautical expert. Analysis of visions and strategies in the planning phase, assessment of traffic flows, port infrastructure and operational procedures. Safety and security expertise.
Expert in terminal management and business development with focus on dry and liquid bulk sector.
General management support, organisational structures, market studies, terminal design, operational effiency, logistical optimisation.
Active in the ports & maritime business for over 20 years, with ample experience at the port labour training centre in Antwerp since 2007. Expert in training and health & safety related matters.
Expert in all aspects of concession management: market inquiries of purchased land, tarification, setting up agreements, efficient use of space, negotiations with applicants for concessions.
Expert in port management, master planning and training in Central and West Africa.
Specialized in maritime market studies, public private partnerships in ports, maritime traffic studies and port authorities.
Expert in Sustainability, Energy Transition and Environmental Management for Ports and Strategic Portfolio Management. Certified as Six Sigma Green Belt for continuous improvement and ISO 14001 Lead Environmental Auditor.
Senior Manager Port Projects
Nearly 20 years of experience in the international logistics industry in commercial, marketing and strategic roles. She’s worked as an expat in Africa for 4 years in Libreville, Gabon and Cotonou, Benin. Nele has a strong commercial profile, with excellent skills as a communicator, team leader and project manager. Neat analytical and organizational skills and hands-on experience in change management.
Geoffrey Van Tittelboom
Expert in terminal operations with focus on containers, operational excellence, business process modelling and project management. Has a business management background.
More than 24 years of experience in the logistics of dangerous liquids and transport of dangerous goods by road, rail, inland navigation and sea.
As a former harbour master. he has extensive expertise in managing public order, the maritime and land access, the treatment of goods, and the safety and security in a port area.
Expert in project management. She has expertise in projects such as Hydrogen import, development of the commercial strategy for the port of Cotonou (Benin) and the sustainable development strategy of Port of Duqm.
Expert in developing financial business cases, financial reporting & statistics, and establishing quality management systems. Floris holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics and broadened his view with a Master in International Management & Strategy. He has extensive experience as a global group controller. He deepened his knowledge of Offshore wind farms and project management support.
She worked as an project manager safety culture and as an operation officer for companies in the Antwerp harbour. Experience in project-, safety- and training management.
Seasoned civil engineer and construction specialist, with extensive experience in port engineering and maritime structures, including quay walls, lock systems, terminals, offshore structures and wastewater treatment plants.
Paul has an extensive background as Logistic Service Provider
in Antwerp. His experience covers all aspects of maritime and hinterland transport, warehousing, distribution and trade and custom formalities.
Expert in implementation of software solutions in the maritime industry, (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) and Single Window systems), training of end-users. Acquired experience in the shipping process and the use of shipping documents. Combined account management and business development management roles for the West-African market. Project management, implementation and roll-out of IT programs. Tim is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portugese.
Expert in the development of offshore wind farms with a strong focus on the port side, port strategy, port governance, and market studies. Achille has a background in road transportation with a focus on liquid food products. He holds olds an advanced master’s degree in Maritime and Air Transportation Management obtained at Antwerp Management School.
Legal expert with an advanced master’s degree in Maritime Sciences from Ghent University. Cross-departmental experience in the oil and gas industry in different locations worldwide. In the past 3 years, Karel gained operational expertise in LPG gas handling and storage. He offers consultancy support and advice in legal logistic matters, operational processes, process optimization and project management.
Expert in project management. He has cross-industry experience leading projects in many fields such as IT, logistics, market research, infrastructure, etc. Mathieu holds a Master’s degree in International Management and Strategy from Vlerick Business School.
Tom De Smedt
Experienced in port & terminal processes and related IT solutions including Port Management Systems, Port Community Systems and Terminal Operating Systems. Currently involved in PoABI’s digitalisation projects.
Ulysses Van droogenbroeck
Holds a master’s degree in Business Economics with a specialization in Accounting and Finance and international relations and diplomacy. Joint creator of the logistics zone in the port of Cotonou and stakeholder relationship co-coordinator for a port related to Tanzania.
Alexander De Feyter
Alexander is a hands-on and driven maritime professional with a nautical background. Having spent significant time working as a navigational officer on dredging vessels, he understands the complexities and challenges associated with marine operations. His operational experience in this specialized domain allows him to offer practical insights and innovative solutions to clients in need of nautical expertise.
Louise van Kesteren
Louise holds a Master’s degree in Nautical Sciences. She has extensive experience in quality, Health, Safety and Security (QHSSE), providing insights and improvement solutions in maritime related projects.
Arnaud has an academic background in business economics with a specialisation in finance. Experience as a terminal operator. In addition, he actively engages in energy transition projects.
She is regional coordinator for the Latin American region and key account for all requests regarding capacity building coming from Eastern Europe. Expert in port strategy development and training strategy development. Extensive experience in improving perishable cargo transport efficiency and optimizing cargo quality upon delivery. Kelly is fluent in Portuguese, English and German.
Manuela Garcia Zuluaga
Experience in environmental compliance, ESG audits and sustainability. She holds a master’s degree in bioscience engineering with a specialization in agricultural sciences. Currently working on projects related to environmental management.
Legal expert with a background in transport. Experienced in concession policies and pricing strategies.
Michiel holds a master’s degree of Law and an advanced master’s degree in Maritime Science with great distinction.
Extensive experience in asset management, environmental liability management and contaminated site management.
She holds a master’s degree in bioscience engineering and is an expert in sustainability and environmental management for ports.
Kevin De Backer
A seasoned project manager with more than two decades of expertise in leading, mentoring, and implementing change in logistics, operational, and port settings. Specialized in fostering sustainability and achieving operational excellence.
Experienced in commercial and strategy exercises, including market intelligence, marketing strategy and commercial development. Kamiel currently works on a high-level development framework for a Namibian port.
Experienced client relationship manager with an extension in marketing and event management. 4 years of relevant experience in the maritime industry. Proven track record of developing and maintaining successful partnerships and collaborations with port authorities, shipping lines and other stakeholders in the industry.
Leading Strategic Collaborative Supply Chain Management by orchestrating several business partners towards predefined strategic and mutually beneficial targets. Vast experience in leadership roles in interdisciplinary culturally diverse teams. Management of business transformation and Change Management, Risk Chain Management. Business Development Management to explore and implement new profitable growth opportunities.
More than 30 years of experience in General Management in Antwerp-based Maritime companies. He possesses extensive knowledge in the operations of empty container depots and terminals, along with a comprehensive understanding of break bulk, liquid bulk, and RoRo Terminal operations.
Stan holds a Master’s degree in Bioscience engineering and has proven experience on different environmental aspects with a main focus on soil, water and biodiversity. Additionally, he has experience on solving environmental issues and the implementation of environmental management systems (EMS) in primary industry.
Extensive experience in, development economics with additional focus on governance, capacity building and project management. He has a clear overview on economic and social issues. He has an PDipl in macro-economics and employment policy and an MSc Local economic development. His basic training is on agricultural engeneering. He has the ability to put port development and associated issues in a broad perspective.
Experience in environmental compliance and management within marine operations and shipping industry. She holds a Master’s degree in environmental sciences. Tonka is currently working on projects related to environmental management and business attractiveness. She is certified by CQI IRCA as Lead Auditor Quality Management Systems ISO 9001:2015.
Management Assistant to the Managing Director
Management assistant to Kristof Waterschoot