Managing Director of BMT Surveys (Rotterdam)
Jeroen de Haas is Managing Director of BMT Surveys (Rotterdam). He has a Bachelor of Science in Nautical and Marine Engineering studies from the Maritime Institute De Ruyter, Flushing and holds a maritime officer foreign-going certificate of competency with combined qualification for deck officer and marine engineer. He also holds an honours degree in Maritime Sciences, gained (cum laude) at the University of Antwerp.
Jeroen has been active in the international surveying business for more than 20 years. Following the acquisition of De Beer by BMT in 2001, Jeroen became Managing Director of BMT Surveys (former BMT De Beer).
Alongside his management activities, Jeroen acts as a marine consultant specialising in issues related to the transport of containers, in particular lashing and securing matters and container collapse incidents. He has written expert reports in litigation, arbitration and meditation procedures around the world and has given expert evidence for tribunals and courts in England (London), U.S.A. (New York), Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.
His advice is used by P&I Clubs, shipowners, operators, charterers, semi-governmental bodies and he has written several articles on loss prevention in his area of expertise.
Jeroen is a guest lecturer of the Dutch Shipping and Transport College, organises yearly claims seminars for the Dutch Maritime Industry and practical training courses for the international shipping industry. He has also given a number of Master Classes to law students at the Rotterdam High School and Rotterdam Erasmus University and provides traineeships for graduates. He is a speaker at many international marine conferences.
Jeroen de Haas is a member of The Nautical Institute, a chartered expert with the Dutch Association of Registered Surveyors (NIVRE), a member of the Dutch Society for Maritime and Transport Law and a member of the Dutch Anchorites.